Martin's River is part of the storied Lunenburg County, along the scenic Lighthouse Route on the southern shores of Nova Scotia's mainland. Martin's River was previously known as Middle River and Salmon River. The first settler to receive a grant for the land known today as Martin's River was Patrick Sutherland in 1760, which was for 30 acres. Recognized industries in Martin's River are both farming and fishing. Martin's River is a total of 80.5 km (50 mi.) west of Halifax.

Martin's River is home to numerous heritage churches and nearby hiking trails, such as the Chester Connection Trail, which starts at Martin's River and leads to East River, connecting along the way to the Aspotogan Trail. The Dynamite Trail in nearby Martin's River Bridge, is a pretty 9.7 km (6 mi.) hike. The south shore provides many sandy beaches, and the Lighthouse Route is a scenic, seaside drive. Be sure to catch the inspiring, colourful Mahone Bay sunrise, either on the beach, the dock or in a canoe or kayak. As well, Martin's River is just a 40 minute drive to the fabled town of Lunenburg.

Martin's River accommodations include campgrounds.

Herons Watch Oceanfront Vacation Home
Long Term
Oakland Rd
RayPort Campground
165 Shingle Mill Rd
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