Scenic Adventures of the Lighthouse Route

There is a certain mystique about Lighthouses. In any coastal community, lighthouses are an integral part of the landscape. They are part of our culture, our history, our folklore, our songs and stories.  I am sure I am not alone with this romance and love of the sea. 

Follow the Lighthouse Route along Nova Scotia’s South Shore as it winds through historic shipbuilding communities and traditional fishing villages, explore the quiet country roads or the pristine white sand beaches and numerous islands that dot our rugged coastline.  Explore towns like Bridgewater, the “Main street of the South Shore” or Liverpool, with is privateer legends and Lunenburg, where a working blacksmith still plies his trade amidst the beautifully preserved buildings of the old town district.  And of course, like the route states, you will discover lighthouses, over twenty of them in fact, from the famous lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove to the Port Mouton Lighthouse, and if you follow the lighthouse route through to the end, the Cape Forchu Lighthouse in Yarmouth.

Driving  or biking the lighthouse route will take you on a beautiful scenic adventure, with the beauty of the sea never far from sight.  There will never be a shortage of picture perfect moments, from the three classic churches that dominate the waterfront of Mahone Bay or the famous Bluenose in Lunenburg.  Bring your camera, imagination, and just in case an umbrella, and discover the many communities that make up the South Shore along the Lighthouse Route.

Whether you are just visiting, currently living here or thinking of moving to the South Shore, there really is something for everyone on the South Shore of Nova Scotia!