Mahone Bay is located on the southern shore of Nova Scotia and is a very aesthetically pleasing town to visit. Aside from a place to get a hostel, it is home to many arts and craft stores, cafes, bookstores, funky small boutiques, bakeries, museums, and a whole array of other small stores with local produce. You will also find all of the major amenities such as groceries, fuel, and a medical center here if you require it. The bay is home to lots of different live music and festivals throughout the summer months, so check out the local visitor center for information.
For those who are more into the nature fix, there are an abundance of bike and hiking trails that you can take as well as surfing on the beaches, sea kayaking, and whale and puffin tours. A not-to-be-missed sight is a trip down into the historic town of Lunenburg, which is only ten kilometers from here. Lunenburg is an old fishing port and is where Canada's most famous racing and sailing ship, the Bluenose, was conceived of and built. The replica, the Bluenose II, is found here; there is an abundance of Bluenose references around the town in her honour. The town has a rich German history and you can find plaques around the town giving information about the different aspects of Lunenburg's history. The is an abundance of small stores around the town which are great to wander in and out of to explore some of the local products and get a feel for the community here. There is also a fishing museum down on the harbour that you can visit to get better acquainted with the fishing and boat building history of Lunenburg.
Hostels in Mahone Bay are located just outside of the town. Some hostels do offer free shuttle buses into both Mahone Bay town center for supplies and to Lunenburg, so do some investigation into this if you require transport and are without a car.
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