Rich in tradition and hospitality, Chester, New Ross & Area is a community of communities and invites you to uncover its spectacular bounty. Less than an hour's drive from Halifax, Chester is an historic seaside village noted for sailing, golf, stately summer homes, studios, galleries and relaxed lifestyle. Chester is best appreciated from the water. Book sailing, fishing and harbour tours or go sea kayaking to explore nearby islands and even plan a picnic on one of them. Set sail for Oak Island, the site of the world's longest on-going treasure hunt and the enigma that has captivated and enthralled everyone it has touched. Highlights of the summer season include great performances at the Chester Playhouse, home and garden tours, auctions, the Chester Race Week and Sunday night band concerts. Come stroll our tree-lined streets and enjoy spectacular ocean views. Plan to stay the evening and dine at one of our many fine restaurants. Take time to explore neighboring communities at Blandford and the Aspotogan Peninsula, New Ross, Chester Basin, Gold River and Western Shore where you will find beautiful scenery, hiking trails and beaches, friendly folks and talented craftspeople. Learn first-hand about our fishing, boat-building, forestry, barrel-making and gold-mining history. New Ross farm is Nova Scotia's agricultural museum, a wonderful destination for families to experience rural life of the 1800's.