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Chester Merchants

A lot of people know about Chester, N.S., but nobody talks about it. They simply don’t want anyone else to go there. Chester is a tiny village, with a population of 1,200 people, 68 kilometres west of Halifax. The summers are glorious, causing the population to grow to something more than 2,400. The town overlooks island dotted Mahone Bay, and is a sailor’s paradise. Inscrutable weather patterns, with fog and high winds, and seasonal tides make the yacht racing interesting and competitive, bringing boats in from around North America to compete in the mid-August Race Week. When the summer weather is over — usually around Labour Day in September — there follows a glorious cool month with plenty of sunshine and steady winds. Then there is time to recover and think of the eventful days behind you.

The village of Chester, situated on a peninsula halfway along the coast of Mahone Bay, is one of the most picturesque communities anywhere. A summer haven for generations of Americans and Canadians.

The Chester Merchants Press Release is written weekly from June till the end of December. It will keep you up to date on everything that is happening in the Village.

Photo by Dawn Harwood Jones

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Visiting Chester, Nova Scotia? Visitors can't help being inspired by the beauty that surrounds us here. It is reflected in the fine art and exquisite crafts created here. The Chester shops offer a fine selection of gifts and treasures that will add beauty to your home.

Enjoy this unique Village on the South Shore with the many activities that are available, whether you enjoy a day on the water, a game of golf, an art lesson, a evening at the theatre or a delightful meal in the ambiance of one of our restaurants.