Lunenburg is a gorgeous sea-side village, which is home to the Bluenose II built in 1963 (a replica of the Bluenose schooner that appears on the Canadian dime).
Some of the best seafood can be enjoyed in Lunenburg, at restaurants such as The Old Fish Factory (where the sea scallops come fresh from neighboring Adams and Knickle).
Enjoy a gorgeous sunset view with delicious Nova Scotia craft beers and local wines. The "Nova Scotia Craft beer sampler" includes North Brewing's Summer Saison Belgian Ale, Garrison's Tall Ship Amber Ale, Tatamagouche Hippie Dippie Pale Ale, Hell Bay Dark Cream Ale, Propeller IPA India Pale Ale and Boxing Rock's Vicar's Cross Double IPA.
The "Nova Scotia Sampler" comes with three glasses of local wines: Jost TIdal Bay white, Jost 4 Skins Red (cheeky little word play), and Gaspereau Rose. Jost Tidal Bay White is meant to capture the essence of Nova Scotia in a sip! Of them all, the Jost 4 Skins brought out the best in the seafood flavors. A shout out to the calamari appetizer, which is not fried, not raw but just perfectly seasoned and cooked.
Where to stay: Lunenburg Arms, where there's every Instagrammer's dream: wi-fi along with every traveler's dream: continental breakfast.
3. Lunenburg Walking Tours
If you're in Lunenburg even for a day, it would be worth your while to go on the "Essential Lunenburg" walking tour with Shelah Allen, co-owner of Lunenburg Walking Tours. It covers history of the Old Town, and more than a few tidbits and folklore. There are no fancy period costumes on this tour, just authentic stories told by a real residents of Lunenburg (there's also a haunted tour).