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Canoe Annapolis County

Route 14 – Lake Alma

Located In West Dalhousie
Where To Find Us
Access: Kelly Bridge at Kelly Brook
West Dalhousie
Areas Served Annapolis County
Phone 902-665-5010
Contact Debra Ryan, Recreation Manager
Description & Services
Information The route consists of four lakes varying in size from very small to very large and convoluted.  
Big Kelly Bog is a pleasant, meandering meadow that eventually broadens out into Big Molly Upsim Lake. The lake is dotted with innumerable islands, points, and coves that offer hours of exploration. Threading a course southward through the lake is an interesting, if somewhat challenging, orienteering exercise. Big Molly should be approached with caution in unfavourable wind conditions, yet the many islands and points will offer natural wind breaks to the paddler. 
Little Molly Upsim Lake is quite small in comparison, as is Kelly Lake. Lake Alma was the site, generations ago, of extensive log driving activities, and remains of the wooden dams and sluiceways can still be seen. Caution is advised when approaching these structures, as the channels still bear the remnants of submerged timbers and their accompanying iron rods, fittings and spikes. More recent logging activity is also evident in the area, and the paddler may encounter vehicles and large trucks on the portage from Kelly Lake to Lake Alma. 
Lake Alma serves also as an Entry, Exit point for Route 7, Hendry Lake and its connection to the Milford Lakes system, Route 4. The lake is also the only Entry point for Route 21, East Branch Medway River. 
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