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Canoe Annapolis County

Route 15 – McGill Lake

Located In West Dalhousie
Where To Find Us
Access: McGill Lake
West Dalhousie
Other Site Locations Access: Shannon River Canoe Access Park
West Dalhousie
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Access: The Curl Hole
West Dalhousie
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Access: Kelly Bridge at Kelly Brook
West Dalhousie
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Areas Served Annapolis County
Phone 902-665-5010
Contact Debra Ryan, Recreation Manager
Description & Services
Information The route consists of two lakes and adjoining sections of river and meadow, offering a wide variety of paddling opportunities. Access to the route can be found at four Entry, Exit Points, allowing for flexibility in trip planning.  
The lakes form part of the Nova Scotia Power Nictaux Development, and water levels are subject to fluctuation with the demands of power generation.  
McGill Lake can be enjoyed on its own, or the paddler may wish to also include Big Molly Upsim Lake, which is listed in this guide as part of Route 14, Lake Alma.  
Both McGill Lake and Big Molly Upsim Lake are susceptible to unfavourable wind conditions, so caution and attention to weather conditions is advised. 
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