Spotlight_Vol 23_Issue_3

If you are looking to stay away from the sand and get some exercise, there is the Aspotogan Ridge Golf Club featuring one of Nova Scotia’s newest Golf Courses. The course beautifully showcases the rolling wooded area and features inland lakes, rolling plains, meadows, river valleys, rocky bluffs and coastal estuaries, the course character is defined by the landscape it inhabits. Build an appetite swinging the clubs then check out their Park - wood Grill and have an enjoyable casual meal with family and friends on their outdoor deck or in the clubhouse. Once you are in Hubbards, the rest of the South Shore is at your fingertips with Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg and Liverpool just a short drive down Highway 103.

But if being on the water isn’t for you, Ches - ter also offers activities for art lovers. Since 1938, Chester Playhouse has provided the - atre productions, music, comedy, communi - ty events, and more. After a devastating fire occurred in June 2021, Chester Playhouse is set to reopen this summer with the grand re - opening in August allowing it to continue as an arts venue for people of all ages to enjoy. Longing for a place to relax during your vis - it to Chester? Check out Nova Scotia’s first Nordic Spa! SENSEA Nordic Spa opened in January 2020 and is now a bucket-list loca - tion in Nova Scotia. Inspired by Nordic cul - ture, SENSEA offers all-season outdoor sau - nas, hot baths, massages, and more. This must-see spot is hidden away in the forest, making it a quiet place to unwind. We recom - mend booking a spa pass at SENSEA Nordic Spa any time of year for ages 16+. Are you wanting to dive into a mystery before you travel home? Chester has a good one for you! Chester is the nearest village to the fam-

Founded in 1759, the village of Chester became a key location for lumbering, shipbuilding, and fishing by the early 1800s. Today, Chester is known for its picturesque harbour, beautiful beaches, and historic architecture. Chester is a popular destination in the summertime, with most visitors coming to enjoy sailing and boating. Yacht racing has been a primary summer sport in Chester for over 150 years. In the mid 19th century, fishermen raced each other from the Chester shoreline to markets in Halifax and New England. Since the 1970s, the Chester Yacht Club has hosted Chester Race Week in celebration of yacht racing traditions. Attracting crews from across the country, Chester Race Week is Canada’s largest keelboat regatta. This 4-day racing event also includes shoreline entertainment such as live music and dances.

Photo Credit - Aaron Mckenzie Fraser

Photo Credit - Tourism Nova Scotia





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