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Famous Lunenburg Business for Sale

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

 buggy ride74 Old Blue Rocks Road, Garden Lots

Trot in Time started in 1996, with an old carriage in the owner’s front yard; basically a lawn ornament. One day a local senior suggested a horse be borrowed to take him for a ride in that buggy. After a good measure of work, including a full refit of the 1888-built cart by shipwright Lloyd Lantz, he got his ride.

The name Trot in Time came from a  elementary student contest won by then third grader, Claire Coulter.  Claire got a pizza party with her friends, in thanks for her great idea. The tour with Trot in Time is like stepping back in time complete with a real wooden carriage – a trot in time!

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The first horse came from Gregg and Jenny Ernst  who live near Lunenburg.  Jenny had been doing wagon rides with her horse, Cindy, but with ten children it was getting too hard to manage that business. And so Cindy became Trot in Time‘s first steed. She retired in 2000 and laid down for a final rest in 2003. Please visit her beautiful memorial page.

trot in time horse buggy ride

In 2000 the owner of Trot in Time was able to buy a property, and restore the barn and an old Cape house, only 300 feet outside the Lunenburg town limits. From there, as the saying goes, it’s all history: Cindy and he hit the streets for buggy rides the next two years.

In the third year a horse called Bob was purchased. The fourth year a replica carriage was added… By the ninth year it was three carriages! Today they have six horses, four carriages, six drivers, a ranch hand, a wagon house, and an ever expanding pasture.

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Trot in Time cares a great deal about their horses and invite visitors to schedule a visit ( to the Exclusively listed hobby farm if they’d like to see how nice the animals live:  74 Old Blue Rocks Road, Garden Lots, Lunenburg County, NS, CANADA.

view from Garden Lots

Harbour views from Garden Lots, NS

Bettina Grunwald

Social Media Coordinator, CC Group Inc.



Lunenburg Nova Scotia architecture

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Lunenburg Nova Scotia is known worldwide for its real estate. Established by european settlers over the last 257+ years, the architecture is a combination of early colonial, Georgian, Victorian and modern. Although Mi’kmaq (native Canadians) and Acadians (French colonists) had long resided in the area, the first formal colonization of Lunenburg began in 1753 when a group of German, Swiss and Monbéliard immigrants, called “Foreign Protestants” were enticed here to fortify the British presence in Nova Scotia.  They were meant to counter the Catholic residents who might have a conflict of interest about loyalty…

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The town was planned as a grid of streets and blocks, each with 14 house lots, and spaces for park and fortifications. This organization and continued maintenance of its historic architecture, gave Old Town district of Lunenburg world heritage status from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1995. Tourists, seasonal residents, and locals enjoy this beauty still today.

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Outside Lunenburg town limits, larger lots were also laid out for the settlers in the area still known as Garden Lots. This is not to be confused with the small garden lots that were granted to the settlers for agriculture east of the Town, and large plots of 30 and 300 acres in the “hinterlands” (now inhabited by Nova Scotians for generations). Here are photos of the coastal pastureland where people farmed, fished, and built modest communities; it now is prime development land.

Garden Lots, Lunenburg County, Nova ScotiaGarden Lots, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

A 1950’s ‘doll house’ that enjoys these cottage water views is for sale in this area, at the time of this writing.  Being  just outside the Town of Lunenburg there are also lower county taxes. Nature lovers would have wetland wildlife to watch and pastoral surroundings. With its rolling small field, there is also a trickling brook, a skating pond, and an orchard with a multi-species apple and pear trees.

Garden Lots is only minutes to Blue Rocks and Mahone Bay, which are treasures as well. As for value, that cottage would need some TLC to bring out its loveliness, so it’s priced to sell . . . and who knows, you might time it right to see the tallship Bluenose II sail by in the distant harbour.

(This is a replica sailing ship, of the successful racing schooner found on the Canadian dime.) For more images of the Bluenose homeport of Lunenburg, just click this link or paste it into your internet browser’s address bar:

Bon Voyage!

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Bettina Gouthro Grunwald