Great places to shoot: The Ovens


From as soon as I could drive, I have been traveling across this great province photographing and exploring our wilderness and culture. One of my favorite places to visit is The Ovens Natural Park, 190 acres of privately owned, pristine costal forest along the scenic Lighthouse route just out side of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

For years people have come to this area because of the impressive costal views and magical sea caves, as well a gold rush in 1861. Today you can still pan for gold here and do some spectacular shooting. I would suggest you bring along good camera bag to keep your gear safe, and the widest lens you have. Deer, rabbits and sea birds are a common sight here as well as the occasional seal so a zoom lens would be handy to have in your bag as well.

Halfway along the trail there is a nice look off into The Indian Cave that has a fine curtain of water falling over the cave door. Its name comes  from an ancient legend of a Mi’Kmaq paddler that entered the cave and emerged near Blomidon on the other side of the province.

The Ovens are the perfect place to spend the day whether you are an advanced shooter looking for that next perfect shot, or if you are just looking to spend a day with the family. For more, including driving directions, visit The Ovens website.