Parks & Recreation
So much to do...alfresco! The Mahone Bay area is just loaded with out door activities for serious golfers, beach combers, action adventurers, park picnickers well, you get the idea. Activity abounds!
The Town has partnered with the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg whose Recreation Dept organizes and promotes recreation and cultural activities in town of Mahone Bay facilities. If you are interested in a program or activity you can contact the Recreation Dept at 902-541-1344.
From wooded walking trails to tennis courts, kayaking, cycling, an outdoor pool, and a wide selection of fitness & yoga classes, there is much to keep this community active and healthy. Mahone Bay is also a community of dynamic volunteer organizations and activities.
Strolling, swimming, body-surfing, snorkeling, or just soaking up the sun? There are beautiful beaches in the area including Westhaver's in Mader's Cove, Bachman's in Second Peninsula, Hirtle's in Kingsburg, or Crescent and Risser's beaches near Petite Rivière.
The town sits on the edges of the bay but head behind our residential areas and you'll find trails, brooks and streams - ideal for leisurely strolls or energetic hikes. We have water gardens and a duck pond to skate on in the winter. Jubilee Park offers wooded trails, a children's playground, a ball field and an outdoor swimming pool where swimming lessons and public swims are available during the summer. Tennis anyone? The courts at Jubilee Park are open summerlong for lessons or open play. Various fitness activities are available throughout town - a fully equipped gym, yoga, tai chi, fitness classes, walking clubs, floor hockey, badminton, softball and more. Mahone Bay also boasts a top-notch youth soccer program. For information on activities contact The Mahone Bay Centre, the Town Hall (tel: 624-8327) and watch for flyers posted around town...
Nature / Eco Tourism
It is said that there are 365 beautiful islands in the waters of Mahone Bay and the working to protect these natural treasures is the Mahone Islands Conservation Association. The Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation focuses on protecting and enhancing the environmental quality of the watershed and coastal areas. Among their projects is the Roseate Tern Recovery Project.
There is an active Bridge club, a regular Cribbage night, Bingo, weekly Trivia Night at the pub, as well as several book clubs, a garden club, a quilting guild and rug-hooking groups. There are regular activities for seniors including lectures and presentations on a host of topics presented at the Mahone Bay Community Center.