Places to See
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Liverpool Hotel and Conference Center is located on the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Route. As the name implies, this area of Nova Scotia is home to many beautiful lighthouses that illuminate our extensive seacoast.
The many sandy beaches within reach of our hotel makes this a great getaway location, especially if you are looking to escape the Halifax urban haste and looking for small town pace.
Beaches and Seacoast
Beach Meadows Municipal Beach (10km)
Public white sand beach with parking, boardwalks, wash and change rooms, playground, fire pits & picnic tables.
Summerville Beach Provincial Park (20km)
Sheltered picnic areas with washrooms and changing rooms, a sandy shoreline and sand dunes in the background make this beach an ideal daytime destination.
Carter�s Beach (20km)
Southwest Port Mouton - white sand beach and unsupervised swimming. Hard to find, but worth the effort. White sands and sand dollars lead to clear Caribbean green water.
Crescent Beach (60kms)
Crescent Beach is a mile-long stretch of white sand that links the town of Lockport to the mainland. As a serviced beach, parking, changing rooms,showers and washrooms, a canteen, craft shop and a visitor information centre can all be found at the Beach Center.
Hunts Point Beach (12km)
Sheltered sandy beach on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia.
Fort Point Lighthouse Park (2km)
The Fort Point Lighthouse, built in 1855, is the 4th oldest surviving lighthouse in Nova Scotia.
Port Medway Lighthouse Park (25km)
A lighthouse established on the eastern end of the breakwater in Port Medway harbour, on the south coast, was put in operation on April 1, 1899.
Medway Head Lighthouse (28km)
The original Medway Head Lighthouse was built in 1851. The current structure was erected in 1961.
Coffin Island Lighthouse (10km)
Near the end of July , 1811, Simeon Perkins, a 75-year-old town official and diarist from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, laid the first stone of the foundation of the Coffin Island Lighthouse. This was the fifth lighthouse built in Nova Scotia.
Spectacle Island Lighthouse (20km)
Built in 1873, this unmanned lighthouse is still operational as a navigational aid.
Western Head Lighthouse (7.5km)
Built in 1962, the lighthouse is one of the newest in the country. The lighthouse was de-staffed in 1988, but both the light and the fog horn are still operational.
Pine Grove Park (2km)
Pine Grove Park covers 48 acres on the banks of the Mersey River in Milton. Each spring Pine Grove comes alive as rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and dogwoods burst into bloom. Also keep a close eye for lady slipper orchids, partridgeberry, teaberry and wild lily of the valley.
Port L�Hebert Pocket Wilderness (56km)
A 150 acre wooded park with picnic areas and walking trails that take you to the ocean at Port L�Hebert Bay a site that provided rich summer camping sites for the Mi�kMaq.
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park (33km)
Overlooking Port Joli Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore, Thomas Radddall Provincial Park is a nature lovers' haven.
Kejimkujik National Park (58km)
Kejimkujik, the only inland national park of Canada in the Maritimes, features abundant lakes and rivers ideal for canoeing. The lush woodlands and gently rolling landscapes are home to a variety of wildlife. Visitors will find historic canoe routes, portages and many beautiful hiking trails in the park.
Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct (25km)
Located about 25 kilometers southwest of Liverpool and 100 kilometers from the inland portion of the park, it is one of the least disturbed shoreline areas on the south coast of Nova Scotia.
Culture and Art
Sherman Hines Museum of Photography (2km)
In the Museum, you will find comprehensive collections of images, cameras and artifacts from all of the key figures in the history of Nova Scotian photography.
Hank Snow Country Music Center (1km)
A museum dedicated to Hank and the history of country music located Liverpool�s historic train station.
Milton Blacksmith Shop (5km)
This blacksmith shop was built (c) 1903, although blacksmithing was carried on at this location for many years preceding this date.
Rossignol Cultural Center (2km)
The Rossignol is a 24,000 sq. ft., multi-faceted cultural centre, featuring a variety of Museums, Art Galleries, Libraries and Wildlife.
Queens County Museum (2km)
Liverpool, Nova Scotia has a long and rich history beginning with the aboriginal Mi�kmaq people. Learn about the first people to settle in our area, privateering, the era of early medicines, shipping and much more.
Perkins House (2km)
A Colonial Treasure, the house was built in 1766 for Simeon Perkins, merchant, judge and Member of the Assembly. Perkins was best known for the remarkable diary he kept.
Old Buriel Ground (2km)
The earliest burial ground in Liverpool (1760) and resting place for many of the town's first proprietors. All the headstones have been researched and documented. Interpretive panels tell interesting stories about the gravestones.
Wine and Food
If you're coming to Nova Scotia, you're probably here for the fresh lobster and other succulent seafood. Did you know we also have delicious wines that pair very nicely with that lobster claw?
There are many wineries and vineyards to visit along the south shore.
Visit winesofnovascotia.ca for locations.
Described as "One of the most culturally vibrant small towns in Canada", there is much to enjoy here...
Town of Bridgewater (46km)
Known as the "Main Street of the South Shore", Bridgewater offers numerous amenities.
Town of Mahone Bay (60km)
Situated on a bay of more than 100 islands, this Nova Scotian town, which the New York Times calls "pretty as a picture", is a treasury of history, culture and 19th century architecture.
Town of Lunenburg (65km)
In the heart of Nova Scotia's Bluenose Coast lies Lunenburg, A town steeped in the traditions of the past yet so very vibrant and alive.
The South Shore
Explore our Museums
Queens County Museum
109 Main Street, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Tel: 902-354-4058
Pick up the 'Explore our Museums' Gift Passport Tour brochure at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Liverpool Hotel and Conference Centre or the Visitor information centre. Exciting things to see and do for the whole family!
Visit Six of the Eight Eligible Museums, get your Passport stamped at each one and receive the Grand Gift Package, containing items donated by each participating location!