Guidelines and Signage
Having these wonderful spaces to enjoy is a priviledge that should not be abused or disrespected. Being polite to other users allows everyone the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and have a good time. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure their own safety.
Miller Point Peace Park
In 2010, a committee was formed to advise Municipal Council on matters relating to the Miller Point Peace Park in Dayspring. The Miller Point Peace Park Advisory Committee is composed of six residents, plus the local Councillor for the area.
The park is an ideal place for a leisurely scenic walk or family picnic. You can enjoy views of the LaHave River and Horsehoe Cove along the trails as you walk thorugh the tower pines. In the spring, view hundreds of lady slippers and other flora and fauna along the 5 km of walking trails. In the fall, the changing colors are absolutely beautiful. This park has a long history indicated by the remains of stone foundations throughout the site.The trails are all level, smooth, and accessible to walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs. Outdoor washrooms are also available as well as ample parking at the park entrance. The inner parking area is open from early spring to late fall, but visitors are welcome all year long.
The park is open daily from 8:00 a.m to dusk.
The Municipality will accept donations for park improvements.
Special events are held in the park throughout the year and are open to the public. Watch our Recreation Guides for information or call 902-541-1343 or stop at the kiosk on site.
Leash your pet and don't forget to pick up after your furry friend! Hunting, trapping and overnight camping are prohibited in all Municipal Parks and Green spaces. Bicycles are permitted at Miller Point, but please be cautious and curteous to all park users.
Please note: All sites are unsupervised and there is no winter maintenance.
To commemorate the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg's 125th anniversary in 2004, Indian Falls was designated as a Municipal Park
Known for having some of the area’s best salmon fishing, Indian Falls also offers a picnic area, on-site privies, walking trails, rock beach and look off points.
The shutterbug in you will find the drive worth making as Indian Falls is both picturesque and unique.
Between May and October the park is open from 8:00 a.m until dusk.
Leash your pet. Hunting, trapping and overnight camping are prohibited.
Mushamush Beach Park
Mushamush Beach Park is a municipal treasure! Located on Mushamush Lake in Sweetland, it is a pleasant drive from anywhere in our District.
The park is open May through to October from 9am until dusk for swimming, picnicing, paddlling or a leisurely walk. The lake is shallow with a very low grade making it an excellent swimming area for little ones and those not comfortable in deep water. The Municipality offers swimming lessons at this location. Call 902-541-1343 for information.
The beach is equipped with accessible picnic tables and on-site privies. There is also a small play area on-site for children.
Come prepared to spend the day. Pack up your swimsuit, beach blanket, shovel and bucket, and maybe a good book. Unfortunately, you will need to leave your pet at home as pets are prohibited. If you are looking for a location that allows pets, all of the other Municipal parks are pet on leash parks.
Hunting, trapping and overnight camping are prohibited.
Note: Larger maps in PDF format can be downloaded in the Maps Section of the document library. For directions to the park click here.
Located at 28 Back Harbour Road, Garden Lots, Sawpit Park is a waterfront area that allows water access to Lunenburg's Back Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.
The park has a boat launch, picnic and parking areas, benches, a privy and a wharf that you can walk out on.
The Municipal Recreation Department has been busy preparing Sawpit Wharf, located at Garden Lots, for this year's boating season.
Struck in January 2012, the Sawpit Wharf Advisory Committee has been very busy putting plans for the site into action. With $26,000 in funding from the Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency, announced in January 2013, these plans can now become a reality.
The Sawpit Wharf by-law was approved by Council on March 26, 2013.
One of the biggest changes has been the implementation of a floating finger wharf system. The recreation department has created a permitting system and fees for tie-ups, a new development at the wharf which will increase water access and safety for residents and visitors alike. The floating wharves are for punts and tenders of 12 feet and under. While space for recreational boaters will be allocated based on a permitting system, there will still be some public tie-up spots for day use. Although floating dock permit applications for the 2013 season closed on May 17, you can always contact the Municipal recreation department for more information on the floating wharf permitting system.
There have also been major improvements to parking facilities at Sawpit Wharf, with the paving of a new upper parking lot. This upper lot will provide better access for vehicles and trailers who wish to stay up to 72 hours, or longer with a permit from the Municipality. Trailers and vehicles can also be parked in the lower parking lot, but for day use only.
Did you know that Sawpit Wharf offers more than just boating opportunities? There is a great amount of green space right on the water, with picnic tables and lots of area to play. Come and enjoy the water from the land! Visit Sawpit Wharf for an excellent spot to access the beautiful islands off our beautiful coastline. And remember that this is a pets on leash park!
Hirtle's Beach is a nature enthusiast's paradise. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the ocean, Hirtle's Beach is ever changing.
Here you will find more then three kilometers of white sand, rolling surf, fresh sea air, drumlin cliffs and breathtaking views. For a truly unforgettable hike, continue along the beach to Gaff Point. If you are bringing your pet to help you enjoy your visit, please remember this is a pet on leash park.
Waders, body surfers and beachcombers alike, will not forget their experience at Hirtle’s Beach.
Note: Larger Maps in PDF format can be downloaded in the Maps Section of the document library.