Open year round, it is nestled in the 25 acre Bridgewater Woodland Gardens, a pleasant natural setting with cultivated wildflowers, native flora, and birds. A duck pond, waterfall, and extended wood area enhances the setting for the museum. One of Canada's oldest public museum collections, the DesBrisay presents a unique glimpse of Lunenburg County's history, heritage and geography.
Web site: http://desbrisay.bridgewater.ca
|Wile Carding Mill (1860)
It is the oldest surviving industrial building in Bridgewater. This Provincial Museum features costumed interpreters, working water mill and offers hands-on programs.
Web site: http://cardingmill.novascotia.ca
|South Shore Exhibition
Bridgewater is home to one of the oldest summertime exhibitions in Nova Scotia, the South Shore Exhibition which draws up to 60,000 visitors annually. A combination of agricultural and livestock displays, craft shows, food booths and Midway. The 'Big Ex' also features the International Ox Pull.
Web site: http://www.thebigex.com
|The Centennial Trail
This 8-kilometer multi-use trail is ideal for hiking, cycling, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. It meanders through forested areas, meadows and parks along the river and offers an opportunity to run errands as it loops around the town center and its many amenities. A spectaular view of the river is afforded from high atop the restored railway bridge!
Everyone enjoys watching boating activity on the river! On the west bank of the LaHave River at the south end of town Shipyards Landing offers residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade and watch the boats, or launch watercraft from the slipway.
For more information on local area attractions, festivals, and events please contact:
Bridgewater Parks, Recreation, and Culture Commission
60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS. B4V 3X9
Phone: (902) 543-2274
Fax: (902) 543-6876
Destination Southwest Nova Scotia Association
Toll Free: 1-877-552-4040
Phone: (902) 634-8844
Web site: www.novascotiabackyard.com