LaHave River near Bridgewater
1 Day Itinerary
Cycle from Bridgewater along the picturesque LaHave River. You can do a loop traveling down one side of the river and back up the other by taking the LaHave Cable Ferry. Enjoy stops at the LaHave Bakery and at Fort Point Museum. It is 16km from Bridgewater to LaHave (one way). The ferry takes cars as well so this trip is fun in a car too.
Morning: Start your day in Bridgewater at the Wile Carding Museum and take a turn hand carding or try rug hooking. Then visit DesBrisay Museum to see what’s happening in the exhibit about local history, arts and the community.
Cycle alongside the river through small villages and sleepy countryside to the LaHave Cable Ferry (It is the last cable ferry in Canada, and the journey is only 5 minutes) the ferry leaves East LaHave on the quarter hour and three quarter hour. It runs on the hour and half hour on the LaHave side of the river.
Grab lunch at the LaHave Bakery where the food is so local and delicious that even the wheat is grown in St. Margaret’t Bay. Hang out for a while and chat with the locals many of them are artists who live close by. Upstairs, believe it or not, is an indoor skate bowl where Jessie designs his own skateboards for Homegrown Skateboards.
Afternoon: After lunch head along the street to find Westcote Bell Pottery Shop, you will be glad you did. Then visit Fort Point Museum the site of the First Capital of New France. The exhibits inside the Lighthouse should not be missed. OR Head for Crescent Beach to relax before cycling back to Bridgewater.
Evening: If you are really hungry after all that cycling, try the Turkey Burger near Bridgewater for … you guessed it … a turkey burger. Warning, helpings are huge.
OR you can totally relax and enjoy the evening sipping wine and eating dinner at the Best Western Plus in Bridgewater where Tom Connors is a very popular chef with good reason. This is a great place to spend a few nights too and just 1 hour and 20 min. drive from Halifax.
If you’re looking for more places to explore, Bicycle Nova Scotia just launched 5 self-guided cycling routes at www.cyclenovascotia.ca