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Canoe Annapolis County

Route 13 – Paradise Lake

Located In West Dalhousie
Where To Find Us
Access: Thorne Road
West Dalhousie
Areas Served Annapolis County
Phone 902-665-5010
Contact Debra Ryan, Recreation Manager
Description & Services
Information This lake is part of the Nova Scotia Power Nictaux Development, and its water levels fluctuate dramatically with the demands of power generation. It is, however, a beautiful lake dotted with innumerable islands of varying size that can be explored.  
The shoreline is generally rocky, but offers many opportunities for lunch and rest stops. Sandy beaches are rare. Waterfowl are numerous in and around the lake, and hawks can be commonly sighted.  
Winds, even moderate, are of concern on this lake due to its relatively large size, shallow depth, and open areas without natural wind breaks. Caution and attention to weather conditions must be exercised on this lake. 
Click HERE for launch location(s), map and route details.
Trail or Water Route Map
Special Information
Tags Active Transportation ; Annapolis Valley Connect ; Canoe/Kayak ; Maps ; NS Trail Guide ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories
Categories - General Canoeing ; Kayaking ; Lakes and Ponds ; Maps