Location

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia, known as Canada’s Ocean Playground, is easily accessible by air or car. Scheduled year round flights arrive at Halifax Stanfield International Airport from all major Canadian cities, all major US cities (through hubs at Boston, Chicago, Newark & Philadelphia) and major European cities via London. Car ferries connect Nova Scotia to each of the neighboring provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador. In summer months, there is a daily car ferry (CAT) from Portland Maine to Yarmouth Nova Scotia. As well more than 20 major cruise lines visit Nova Scotia ports each year.

While Halifax is the main metropolitan center, it is the South Shore area situated an hour to two hours south & west of Halifax that captivates the hearts & minds of residents and visitors alike. National Geographic Traveler Magazine placed Nova Scotia’s South Shore in the top 10 in a list of the world’s top 99 coastal destinations (October 2010). Treasured for its natural beauty and seafaring history, the South Shore is characterized by picturesque coastal villages, marvelous beaches, abundant sunshine and a temperate climate. Villages such as Mahone Bay, Chester, Lunenburg, Petite Riviere, Liverpool and Shelburne are perennial favorites offering pretty shops, cafes and galleries, fine art & folk art, rich history and lots to see and do.

 

The Hunts Point Area

Just around the corner from Everett’s Way, about a five minute walk, is a working fishing wharf which is a hub of activity during the busy lobster season. Enjoy the freshest lobster you’ve ever had and at a fraction of what you might expect to pay. Within a five minute drive to the east is White Point Beach Resort with a golf course, pool, spa and restaurant. Travel five minutes west and you’ll arrive at the Quarterdeck Grill, part of a beachfront resort which overlooks the mile long white sand beach at Summerville Center. Famous for its local seafood and incomparable beach setting, experience fine dining – inside or out – while watching the sun set and the tide roll in. For more casual fare, there’s a seafood diner in Hunts Point.

Queens County, referred to as The Great Outdoors, is a virtual paradise for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. There are loads of places to bike, hike, sail, surf, canoe or kayak, bird watch or beach comb. And beaches – Queens County is blessed. Within a 20 minute drive of 120 Everetts Way, there are six white sand beaches. Kejimkujik Seaside National Park in nearby Port Joli is a 22 square kilometer preserve offering unspoiled coastline, beach and hiking trails. Be sure to check out Carter’s Beach in Southwest Port Mouton. Or closer to home, Hunts Point Beach and Summerville Beach are an easy bike ride. So many choices.

 

Liverpool

Hunts Point is just 10 minutes from Liverpool, a community of roughly 2600 people though it services a much broader area. Situated roughly 90 minutes southwest of historic Halifax, Liverpool is home to all kinds of shops & services, a hospital (recently expanded) and Queens Place Emera Centre, a modern recreation facility with an NHL-sized ice rink. Museums include Queens County Museum, Perkins House, Hank Snow Museum, The Rossignol Cultural Centre and Fort Point Lighthouse. The Astor Theatre hosts a variety of concerts, films and plays including a biennial International Theatre Festival. Liverpool (The Port of the Privateers) has a long history of rumrunning and privateering which it celebrates during the annual Privateer Days Festival, one of many festivals.

 

Directions

Follow Highway 103, the main east/west thoroughfare on the South Shore. Continue westbound past Liverpool (exit 19) to exit 21 at Summerville Centre. Continue east on Route 3 through Summerville to Hunts Point. Turn right on Hunts Point Wharf Rd, stay left where it forks and continue past the cemetery.

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Hunts Point Wharf

Hunts Point

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