Family Fun - Yay!
Did you remember the children? Great! We did too.
For a memorable day-trip, head to New Ross (30-minute drive) and visit Ross Farm, a working heritage farm where they still do things the old-fashioned way, and you will too! They’ll have you spinning wool, candle making, and woodworking, so bring your work ethic. Help with the farm chores and take a ride on the horse-drawn wagon down through the woods. There's a cooperage and a blacksmith workshop to explore, too.
On your way back to Mahone Bay, stop at the Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre for a dip in the pool and the hot tub to soothe those aching muscles, even if you’re not staying there! Or check out one of the local beaches (ocean or lake) listed on the Beach Array itinerary.
If you’re sticking close to the bay, walk over to the local outdoor pool during the summer vacation where there’s a lifeguard on duty and lessons offered. The Jubilee Park natural playground is a wonderful place to blow off that youthful steam and if you have energy to burn, head into the woods and explore the trail network through the beautiful old-growth forest. Older children will enjoy the kayaks and stand-up paddle boards from Cape LaHave Adventures and rental bikes at Sweet Ride Cycling available in town. Check the Active Play itinerary for more ideas.
Are you a crafty family? There are kid's activities all summer long at the Mahone Bay Museum, wool and felting supplies at Have a Yarn, or head to the nearby Lunenburg Makery for crafting supplies and workshops expertly tailored for children.
Take a break at Joanne’s Deli or Get the Scoop for ice cream, and then head over to Amos Pewter where kids can hand-finish and personalize a pewter sand dollar to take home as a souvenir. Or stop in at Tummy to Mummy, The Teazer, or A Novel Idea for a new children's book or toy as a reminder of a wonderful day spent in Mahone Bay.