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Chester cottage rentals lie scattered among the stately homes and gardens of this small, scenic town on Mahone Bay. With its secluded coves, sandy beaches, and a myriad of lighthouses, the village of Chester and the greater South Shore area provide opportunities for diving, paddling, sailing, and surfing. Also, visitors can take a scenic day trip to the Tancook Islands, one of Nova Scotia's hidden treasures. On land, golfers will be well served at the luxurious seaside Chester Golf Club.
Kejimjukik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada, the only Canadian site to receive this dual designation, is located nearby and offer outstanding hiking and biking. While there, trek to see Mi’kmaw petroglyphs, explore historic canoe routes, and see seals basking on the lakeshore. Then, walk around the quaint town centre, where you can shop for crafts from the thriving local artistic community, watch live music and attend theatre performances at the Chester Playhouse, one of Canada’s best-known community theatres. Chester also plays host to an array of events and festivals, most notably the annual Chester Race Week, Canada’s largest keelboat regatta, which has been presented by the Chester Yacht Club for over 100 years.
Less than an hour’s drive from Halifax, Chester is one of the most coveted places to rent a cottage in Nova Scotia.