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Canoe Annapolis County

Route 11 – Barrys Stillwater

Located In West Dalhousie
Where To Find Us
Access: Gibsons Mill
West Dalhousie
Areas Served Annapolis County
Phone 902-665-5010
Contact Debra Ryan, Recreation Manager
Description & Services
Information The route follows a section of the east branch of the Round Hill River, coursing through low meadow and gentle, flat water.  
The entry point at Gibsons Mill was the site of a water-powered saw mill generations ago, where pieces of mill gear can still be found in and around the brook.  
The route is undeveloped, and offers a secluded paddle through its entire length.  
There are no sand beaches along this route, but local people have traditionally used a sandy portion of the brook, at the bridge on the Spurr Road, for swimming.  
The portages are not well established, but are relatively short. In moderate to high water levels, it is possible to line those portions that are not navigable. 
Click HERE for launch location(s), map and route details.
Trail or Water Route Map
Special Information
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Categories - General Canoeing ; Kayaking ; Lakes and Ponds ; Maps