Public Water Access Points
River parks are now open. If you make use of a park in your local area, please remember to adhere to public health directives including:
~ Social distancing – limiting your contact with other people and staying 2 metres (6 feet) away from them.
~ Limit non-essential gatherings to no more than 10 people.
~ Wash or sanitize hands often.
~ Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hand.
Part of the water route section of The Great Trail, this park is located at 71 Green Road in Lantz. It has a floating dock to launch your canoes or kayaks, picnic areas and a 1.2 km hiking trail through the woods and along the river. The trail is uneven and has tripping hazards so watch your step. This is a great starting spot to to go down the river, about 7.5 km to Wickwire Station and about 23.5km to Shubie Park.
Wickwire Station Park
Part of the water route section of The Great Trail, this park is located on Hwy 2 in Milford, at the driveway to the National Gypsum Mine. This location has two accessible outhouses, a look-off with views of the river, picnic areas and a floating dock with a EZ Launch system to launch canoes and kayaks. The EZ Launch system is great for people with disabilities, children, seniors or anyone else who needs a little extra help launching or recovering their canoe or kayak. From this location you can go upstream 7.5 km to Brickyard Park or downstream about 16 km to Shubie Park. Depending on the Tidal Cycle you will hit tidal waters somewhere between Wickwire Station Park and Shubie Park.
Shubie River Park
Part of the water route section of The Great Trail this park is located on Hwy 2 in Shubenacadie, this is a great location to launch your canoe or kayak, have a picnic by the rivers edge or to fish from the shoreline. This area is tidal and not recommend for a kayak/canoe beginners.
Jorphie Drive, Mount Uniacke. (Parcel P2 Located across the road from 24 Jorphie Drive, East Uniacke)
There is parking and a public dock where a canoe or kayak can be launched into the calm and tranquil Lewis Lake .