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L.O.R.D.A. Park for Senior Citizen & Mentally and Physically Challenged Persons

(Landsdowne Outdoor Recreation Development Association)

Located In Lansdowne
Where To Find Us
1480 Gairloch Rd, RR #2 HWY 289
Westville, NS
Canada B0K 2A0
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Areas Served Pictou County
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Phone 902-396-4470
Contact Len Dunbar, President, Landsdowne Outdoor Recreation Development Association; Phone: 902-931-0999 * 902-695-2860; Email:
Alternate Contact Jim Crawford, Curator; Phone: 902-396-4470
Mailing Address c/o LORDA 
PO Box 1122 
1480 Gairloch road, RR2 
Westville, NS 
Canada B0K 2A0
Description & Services
Information The Leese family of Westville have created a haven for the disabled and seniors. A special place for a special segment of society to enjoy, nestled in over 300 acres of lush forest. Upon entering the expansive park grounds one immediately experiences a sense of serenity and calm. This recreational/wilderness park has much to offer besides nature at it's best, fishing, tenting, plenty of picnic tables, gazebos and seating to enjoy a barbeque or a picnic for any size group. 
Everyone is welcome to use the park, however one fishing is reserved as a specialty for Seniors & people with mentally and physically challenged . We also have a U-Fish pond for the public in accordance with the Nova Scotia fishing regulations, pay as you catch. 
Use: Walking 
Length: 5 trails all under one km. 
Type: N/A 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Camping during open season, fishing Tue-Sat 8-4 
Nearest community: Located in Westville 
Fishing ponds * Giant Aquarium * Wharves * Nature Trails * Tenting Area * Picnic areas * Camping Sites * Screened gazebo * Picnic Tables * Disabled Parking * Wheel Chairs * Putting Green * Washer Games * Campfire Site * BBQ Facility * Water * Disabled Nature Trail Maple Syrup Production & Woodworking 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.711180 
Latitude: 45.560602
Hours Tuesday to Saturday 8 am to 4 pm
Dates Long weekend in May to the end of August
Accessibility Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Special Information
Established December 1986
Tags All Things Trails ; Highland Connect ; Marinas / Wharfs ; NS Trail Guide ; Park ; Picnic Grounds ; Recreation Categories ; Trails
Categories - General Community Parks ; Hiking Trails ; Picnic Grounds