racing at the Mahone Bay Classic Boat FestivalPhoto by Jonathan Shadford

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 classes, there is much to keep this community active and healthy. Mahone Bay is also a community of dynamic volunteer organizations and activities.

Active Living

It is possible to walk everywhere for all one's needs. Behind the residential streets are many wooded areas with trails, brooks and streams - ideal for leisurely strolls or energetic hikes. We have water gardens and a duck pond which provides skating in 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 months. Also in Jubilee Park are tennis courts with lessons and open courts all summer.

softballVarious fitness activities are available throughout town - yoga, tai chi, fitness classes, walking clubs, floor hockey, badminton, softball and more. Mahone Bay boasts a top-notch youth soccer program. For information on activities contact The Mahone Bay Centre (tel: 902-624-0890), the Town Hall (tel: 902-624-8327) or contact the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Recreation Department (tel: 902-543-8181).

Nature / Eco Tourism

Working to protect our islands 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.

Social Recreation

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.

Mahone Bay Quilters, Meets 1st Monday of month, Trinity United Church Hall 7:30 pm, contact