Explore the South Shore region with a cycling tour down the LaHave River
Cycle or Drive Along the LaHave River and Ride the Cable Ferry - 1 Day
Just 80 km outside Halifax, there’s a hidden gem to explore! Cycle from Bridgewater along the picturesque LaHave River (roughly 16 km) and enjoy stops at the LaHave Bakery and Fort Point Museum along the way. You can do a loop traveling down one side of the river and back up the other by taking the LaHave Cable Ferry (also takes cars).
Start your day in Bridgewater at the Wile Carding Museum and try hand carding or rug hooking. Then visit the DesBrisay Museum to see an exhibit about local history, arts and the LaHave community.
Cycle alongside the river through small villages and sleepy countryside to the LaHave Cable Ferry, the last cable ferry in Canada! The ferry leaves East LaHave on the quarter hour and three quarter hour. It runs on the hour and half hour on the LaHave side of the river and only takes 5 minutes to cross.
Grab lunch at the LaHave Bakery where the food is so local and delicious that even the wheat is grown in St. Margaret’s Bay. Rest for a while and chat with the locals! Many of them are artists who live close by. Or venture upstairs, to an indoor skate bowl where Jesse Watson designs his own skateboards for Homegrown Skateboards.
After lunch walk along the street where you’ll find the Westcote Bell Pottery Shop, filled with unique and outstanding pottery. Then visit Fort Point Museum the site of the First Capital of New France. The exhibits inside the Lighthouse should not be missed or head for Crescent Beach to relax before cycling back to Bridgewater.
If you’re hungry after all that cycling, try the Turkey Burger near Bridgewater for… you guessed it… a turkey burger!
OR you can relax and enjoy the evening sipping wine and eating dinner at the Best Western Plus in Bridgewater. This is a great place to spend a few nights too and just over an hour from Halifax.
For further information, check out Cycle Nova Scotia for a Hubbards to LaHave bicycle route!