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To Do

Whether the weather is fine or foul there are a virtually endless list of things to do, both here at Schooner Landing, in the local area and further afield. Here are just a few suggestions of the things you can do.

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Things To Do - On Site

Kick Back and...

At the cottage, we provide a number of outdoor activities for those days when you just wish to kick back and enjoy the atmosphere.

We have Lawn badmington, Lawn Boules, Croquet, Horseshoes, Canoeing, Fishing and Swimming/Snorkelling.

You can swim from the beach right in front of your holiday home.

If you bring your own watercraft, you can launch from the slip (size restriction apply), tie up to the dock and get out on the water whenever you wish.

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Things To Do - In the Locale


There are two local golf courses. The first, Harbour Ridge is a 9 hole course on East Petpeswick road, and is within a 10mins drive. A nice course, rather tight and unforgiving if you stray too far from the fairways. Fantastic views over the Musquodoboit river and estuary out to the Atlantic. Non golfing partners will enjoy the walk just for the scenery.

The second course, River Oaks is at Meaghers Grant. Here there is both an 18 hole and a 9 hole course, both of which are fantastic courses.


Nova Scotia, with its miles of coastline, many lakes and rivers is a fantastic place to come if you like fishing. Whether it be Trout on fly in the musquodoboit river, Sea-trout by lure in the Salmon river channel or bass or mackeral on feathers. There are endless oportunities for the visiting angler. A couple of useful links are www.gov.ns.ca/fish/sportfishing and www.novascotiafishing.com


Miles and miles of trailways to explore See the Musquodoboit Trail

Memory Lane Heritage Village

Travel back in time to the 1940's at the Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte.
Enjoy an authentic meal at the cookhouse.


For the over 18's, canoeing is avaiable from the beach at Schooner Landing. Kayaking is also available in the ship harbour area (tuition available).


Not that I have tried it, but both Martinique beach and Lawrencetown offer excellent surfing, each attracting surfers throughout the year, even in the depths of winter
There are stores in both locations offering surfing stuff.

Bird/Nature watching

There are endless opportunities to watch the local attractions at play. From Your own window it is possible to see Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Heron, Woodpeckers and Hummingbirds to name a few.

Seals, Dolphins and Mink also grace us with their occasional presence.

Close up of Harbour Porpoise

There is a wildlife sanctuary at Martinique beach and miles and miles of nature park in the area.


Some of the very best sandy beaches are within a 15 minute or so drive.
Enjoy the miles of unspoilt and uncrowded beach at Clam Bay (Ship Harbour).
Or the equally perfect sands of Martinique Beach (East Petpeswick Road)
Or visit Lawrenctown, famous for its surfing.

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Things To Do - Within an Hours Drive


Within 45 minutes you can be in the center of Nova Scotia capital city, Halifax. You can cross one of the two Toll Bridges (75c) or you can leave your car at the ferry terminal at Alderney Landing and take the pedestrian ferry across to Halifax waterfront.

There is an abundance of things to do in Halifax. Visit the official website for more info.

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Things To Do - Further Afield

Peggys Cove

Just about everyone who visits Nova Scotia on a sightseeing holiday visits Peggys Cove. It is well worth the visit.

A wonderful little working fishing village and a lighthouse with working post office and restaurant/gift shop.

Whale Watching, Deep Sea Fishing, Boat Trips

Whale watching, deep sea fishing and boat trips can be taken from numerous places around the coast, including from the waterfront in Halifax.

The Bay of Fundy

Having one of the largest tidal ranges in the world, the Bay of Fundy experiences 50ft tidal ranges at spring tides.

On the Shubenacadie river, you can spend a day rafting (on the tidal bore if you are brave enough).

Skiing (winter only)

There are Ski hills at Wentworth and Martock (both within 2 Hours drive) and at Ben Eon in Cape Breton