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What's Your Pleasure?

Peaceful parks, tranquil gardens and stimulating trails dot the town's landscape. Shipyard's Landing provides a convenient launch for boaters to explore the river or coastline or you can simply choose to day moor, picnic, and enjoy the river scenery. Jog or hike along 8km of the scenic Centennial Trail. Travel inland by car to see quaint villages and countryside. Bike along the LaHave River heading for the open sea on either the east or West Side of the river. Whichever way you go, get ready for some of the province's most spectacular scenery and interesting locales within minutes; such as the world famous and beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Town of Lunenburg.

With the lovely LaHave River running through it, the Bridgewater area is also virtually surrounded by water. Not to mention the hundreds of crystal clear inland lakes, rivers and streams in close proximity! It's little wonder that water activities ranging from sailing to power boating, kayaking to canoeing, windsurfing to water-skiing feature high on everyone's list of " favourite things to do in Bridgewater".

 

Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

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logo-lclcThe Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is a facility designed to promote community and individual health and wellness through programming and carefully selected facility components.

Click here to visit the LCLC website for further information and updates.

 

 

   

Active Transportation

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logo-active-transportActive Transportation (AT)  means using human-powered transportation to move around.  It also describes the necessary infrastructure (for example, bike lanes and sidewalks) communities need to allow citizens to safely commute to and from work, school, businesses, playgrounds and green spaces.

Human-powered transportation includes walking, cycling, wheeling, in-line skating, skateboarding, cross country skiing, canoeing and kayaking. The most popular modes are walking and cycling.

Having a walkable and wheelable community is important part of creating a healthy, vibrant and economically attractive community.  Active Transportation has strong economic, health, safety, social and environmental benefits.

Click here to learn more.

 

   

Golf

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Dan & Sharron BonnerTo Sharron and me, retirement is a four-letter word, G-O-L-F. And where could we live any place better? When we're not looking out our front window at the lovely LaHave River, we are within 'driving' range of the best and newest course in Nova Scotia, Osprey Ridge Golf Course that was designed by the nationally renowned Graham Cooke. To make retiring in Bridgewater even more attractive, there are actually two courses in this community, the other one is Olde Town Golf Course, and several others within a short drive... As a retirement choice for us, Bridgewater was a hole in one!"

Dan & Sharron Bonner, retired professional couple and avid golfers on why Bridgewater is their wise retirement location!

For the golf lover, whether it's a recreational lifestyle pursuit or hosting your business colleagues, Bridgewater is a superb choice to live and work. Fortunate to have two excellent golf courses in the community (Bridgewater is also just a 30-minute drive to 5 other excellent area courses):

Olde Town Golf Course

Olde Town Golf Course
9 Holes, Par 69, 2500 yards
NSGA Member Course
Putting Green
Licensed Clubhouse
Canteen
Clubs, power & pull cart rentals
Club Storage
Pro Shop
Corporate Events & Tournaments
Phone: 902-527-6532
Fax: (902) 527-0445
Web site: http://www.nsga.ns.ca/OLDETOWN/OT.HTM

Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course
Rated Canada's best new course in 1999
18 Holes, Par 72
Plays from 5300 yds - 6600 yds
Putting Green & Practice Range
Pull Carts & Power Carts, Club Rentals
Pro Shop, Club Storage, Locker room, Shower areas
Licensed Lounge & dining room,
Corporate Events & Tournaments, Golf Clinics
Stay and Play Packages, visitor memberships & daily passes
Phone: 902-543-3273
Fax: 902-543-2522
Email: info@ospreyridge.ns.ca
Web site: http://www.ospreyridge.ns.ca

   

Boating

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LaHave River Yacht Club
Located 10 km from Bridgewater on Hwy 331, LRYC is a private club open May-Oct annually offering seasonal guest moorings and boat storage, a Learn to Sail Program (summer months), clubhouse with bar and canteen and social activities. Full & social memberships. There are also excellent Yacht Clubs and facilities in the nearby communities of Chester and Lunenburg.
Phone: 902-688-3177
Web site: http://www.lryc.ca

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Shipyards Landing
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.

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Bluenose Power & Sail Squadron
On the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, is a unit of Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons (CPS) providing a full range of boating training.
Phone: 902 543-2803

 

   

Curling

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curling_emblemBridgewater Curling Club
A very active club with some of the lowest membership dues in the province. The club has a split season (Pre and Post Christmas) and members may curl in different leagues each half season.
Phone: 902-543-2212
Email: bwcurling@eastlink.ca
Web: www.bridgewatercurlingclub.com

 

   

Other Clubs and Facilities

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Bridgewater Tennis Club
The Town is fortunate to have three tennis courts operated on behalf of the Town by the Club.
Phone: 902-902-543-3555
Email: bridgewatertennisclub@hotmail.com

Bridgewater Memorial Arena
An arena complex which includes an auditorium, kitchen/bar, board room, offices, senior citizens' club room, ice surface, canteen.
Phone: 902-902-543-2504

Bridgewater Swimming Pool
A fully accessible pool facility, including a 6-lane 25 metre pool with diving end, teaching station, change rooms, offices, and foyer registration area with canteen service.
Phone 902-543-7565

The Kinsmen Field

The Kinsmen Field boasts a quality 400-meter track where regional meets are being held and where the high school and junior high train, youth level hardball pitches, and soccer pitches.

LaHave Street Sportsfield
Home to many leagues, both adult and youth and features ballfields and soccer pitches.

YMCA Lunenburg County
Phone: 902-543-9622
Web site: http://www.ymcalunenburgcounty.org


For additional information on recreational facilities in the town of Bridgewater please contact:

Bridgewater Parks, Recreation, and Culture Commission
60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS. B4V 3X9
Phone: (902) 543-2274
Fax: (902) 543-6876
E-mail: recreation@bridgewater.ca