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Nova Scotia #3 Highway Guide

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Halifax, NS to Bridgewater, NS
Highway 3 from Haifax to Bridgewater is a wonderful drive that offers many great views of the South Shore's Mahone, NS; and St. Margrets Bay, NS. It weaves its way through the outskits of Halifax, to the romantic bays filled with sail boats, to the historic towns of Chester, NS Mahone Bay, and Lunnenberg, NS. It passes by some of the most popular beaches, and some of the most beautiful homes in the province. A truely great drive!
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Start or end of Highway #3
Halifax, at the corner of Quinpool and Conaught streets. Some great historic homes in this upscale part of Halifax. Attractions in and around Halifax, NS. Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada; One of Canada's most visited national historic sites - Pier 21 National Historic Site; This National Historic Site is where over one million immigrants, war brides, displaced children and military personnel landed in Canada. - Prince of Wales Martello Tower National Historic Site; The Martello Tower was built in 1796-97 to help protect British gun batteries in Halifax - Province House; Province House is Canada's oldest seat of government - Quaker House; Quaker House was built in 1786 by Quaker whalers from Nantucket - Saint George's Round Church; Saint George's was built in 1800 - Saint Matthew's United Church built in 1859, is the oldest United (Reformed)church in Canada - Saint Paul's Anglican Church; Founded in June 1749, St. Paul's is the oldest Protestant church in Canada - Little Dutch (Deutsch) Church; The first Lutheran church in Canada, built in 1756. Other attractions: Sir Sandford Fleming Park - The Old Burying Ground, National Historic Site - The Public Gardens - Prince Alfred Arch - Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery - Discovery Centre - Hydrostone - Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.
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Armdale Rotary
Pay attention to traffic as you weave your way around one of the few rotaries in the province. A nightmare at times, but somehow it works and has for years.
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Intersection of Highway 333 - the Peggy's cove Road
Highway 333 is another great drive, and an alternate route. Taking 333 and rejoining 3 later does not miss much on highway 3.
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intersection with lights - Bayers Lake Park
Entrance to Bayers Lake Business park, one of the busiest retail shopping areas in Halifax. A bit of a nightmare to drive around but a wide variety of fast food, chain department and grocery store, movie theater, and lots more.
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Timberlea - Halifax bedroom community
A booming community on the outskirts of Halifax, NS.
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Lake Lewis Park
Nice little picnic park with lake. Good sopt to take a break from your travels.
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Intersection of Highway 333 - the Peggy's cove Road
This an alternate and popular route. Highway 333 will take you by Peggy's Cove, NS and other great Ocean view locations and join back up with Highway #3 on the outskirts of Halifax, NS. Nice bar/restaurant at this location 'The Two Gulls' NOTE: For highway travel via Novia Scotia HIghway #333 'The Peggy's Cove Road' - See Road Map Highway Travel Guide 'The Peggy's Cove Road' for driving directions

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St. Margrets Bay
Great view of St. Margrets Bay, NS.
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Bay Lookout Park
Very small park with nice view of the Bay. Easy to miss, its on a large curve in the highway.
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Cleveland Beach, NS
Great little beach. Sand when tide is out, mostly rounded rock boulders when tide is in. Provincal park. Nice place for a picnic, or stroll to the end of the beach and the rocky point with a full view of the bay.
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Queensland Beach, NS
One of the most popular beaches in Nova Scotia. Very busy spot on a hot summer day. Some very nice Inns and B&B's nearby. A fabulous restaraunt too at the Surfside Inn.
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Hubbards, NS.
Community of Hubbards. Post office, restaurants, library, gift shop, gas, and some great cottages and Inns. Hubbards, NS is located on the eastern side of the Aspotogan Peninsula, and along the north shore of St. Margarets Bay, NS.
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Road to Hubbards Beach and Campground
Small park overlooking Hubbards Cove, NS. Short drive off main highway to Hubbards Campground and then on to the beach. Small admission cost to get to beach. Nice sandy beach in protected cove.
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intersection of Highway #3 and #329
Highway #329 is the road to Bayswater, and a very nice loop around the Aspotogan Peninsula. 'The road less travelled'
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Visitor Center and Hiking Trail
Visitor center, tourist information. Aspotogan Trail - former railway line now a hiking, biking, ATV, and snowmobile trail.
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intersection to highway #103

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picnic park
small picnic park, nice place for a rest stop.
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exit to Highway #103

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Graves Island Provincial Park, NS
Graves Island Provincial Park is joined to the mainland by a short causeway, the island is typical of many of the small islands found along Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. Provincial Park, facilities - 84 site campground, walking trails, picnic area, swimming area, playground and boat launch. The campground has water outlets and a trailer dump station.
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Town of Chester
Historic town of Chester. Sailboats, restaurants, and great old homes and Inns. Chester is a must see town. Park you car and walk along the water fronts.
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Chester Golf Course
Road to the Chester Golf Course. Great course and a very nice place to have lunch in the clubhouse that overlooks bay. Sailboats and golfers, what a way to spend a day!
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tourist information

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intersection - Highway #14 and exit to Highway 103

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Western Shore
small community of Western Shore, NS; picnic park and ocean views
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Oak Island, NS, Resort and Spa
Raod that leads to popular resort and spa. Oak Island, NS; IT is written, as the location of the so-called Money Pit, a site of numerous excavations to recover treasure believed by many to be buried there. Over the years at great effort and expense, no treasure has ever been found.
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Martins River, NS
Nice view of old railway bridge which is now part of an extensive hiking trail.
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exit to Highway #103

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Mahone Bay, NS
Beautiful small town of Mahone Bay and great photo spot on ocean inlet. Wonderful historic buildings, restaraunts, artist studios and galleries, services, groceries, tourist information, B&Bs and Inns, and more Park the car and have a walk. Mahone Bay, NS; is considered to be one of the most attractive towns in Canada. The town was first settled in 1754.
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Mahone Bay
south end of Town of Mahone Bay
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Lunenburg, NS
Historic fishing and ship building town of Lunenburg, NS. Well know world-wide as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A real highlight of the #3 highway drive, make sure you have a few hours to walk around the town and the waterfront. Lots of little shops, restaraunts, Inns, great historic buildings. Attractions in Lunenburg: Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic; the Museum offers the fishing heritage of the Atlantic coast of Canada. The museum is housed in brightly painted red buildings, with floating vessels at wharfside. The historic Bluenose, is celebrated in an exhibit that contains the world's largest collection of Bluenose artifacts.- Knaut Rhuland House Museum; The Knaut-Rhuland House is a turn of the nineteenth century two and-a-half storey wooden Georgian structure - Capt. Angus J. Walters House Museum. - Folk Harbour Festival - Bluenose II - Old Town Lunenburg, walking tour - Horse & Buggy ride through Old Town - The Fishermen's Memorial and Tribute - The Castle on the Hill - Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival - Lunenburg Waterfront and Seafood Festival.
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Intersection - road to Bluenose Golf Course
Bluenose golf course is a short drive from intersection. Nine hole course with great views of the Town of Lunenburg, NS.
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intersection
intersection with highway #332 - nice alternate route to Bridgewater, NS.
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LaHave River, NS
Views of the Lahave River
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Miller Point Picnic Park
Nice picnic park on the shores of the LaHave River, NS. Hiking trails. The LaHave River is a 97 km (60 mile) river which flows into the LaHave River estuary.
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Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Town of Bridgewater. Major town on Nova Scotia's south shore. Full range of services and activities.
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Start or end of Highway #3 segment Halifax - Bridgewater
In Bridgewater on the Bridge over the LaHave river. -e