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Chester, Nova Scotia

Chester is noted for sailing, stately homes, magnificent gardens and a relaxed lifestyle. Summer means yacht races, garden parties and band concerts. Founded in 1759 by New England Planters, the village’s scenic beauty will capture your heart. Residents and guests alike continue to be attracted to the island picnics, kayaking, the 18-hole golf course and tennis courts, as well as marvelous restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and craft shops. Just past Chester is Graves Island Provincial Park, an attractive coastal island park attached to the mainland by a causeway. The park features a campground, small beach, playground, picnic area, boat launch and trails.

•Chester Race Week, held annually in August, is the highlight of the yachting season. Watch or sail in the races, enjoy the entertainment and share in the summer fun at the Yacht Club.

•The Chester Playhouse offers a wide variety of live theatre productions and other entertainment year-round.

•The Tancook Islands are one of Nova Scotia’s hidden treasures. An eight-kilometre passenger ferry service runs from Chester to Big Tancook. The ferry offers a special way to experience the beauty of the bay and, once on either island, there are many quiet country roads to enjoy. There are no services on Little Tancook, but Big Tancook features a restaurant and craft shop, and a museum.

•Lordly House Museum and Park is a fine example of Georgian architecture. The museum is a research centre and has a display on the "Butterbox Babies".

•Learn to draw or participate in some of the other art and craft classes offered by the new Chester Art Centre located in the heart of the village. Chester is home to many artists attracted by the beauty of the area and its relaxed life style.

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