Two people canoe down the Shubenacadie

Public Water Access Points

 East Hants has great locations to launch your canoe or kayak, have a picnic and access public water areas. Browse the links below to find a water access point near you.

Our floating docks are NOW OPEN for the 2024 season!

Location: 71 Green Road in Lantz

What to Expect: A floating dock to launch your canoes or kayaks and picnic areas.

Conditions: This is a great starting spot to go down the river, about 7.5 km to Wickwire Station and about 23.5km to Shubie Park

Location: Hwy 2 in Milford, at the driveway to the National Gypsum Mine

What to Expect: This location has two accessible outhouses, a look-off with views of the river, picnic areas and a floating dock with an 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.

Conditions: Depending on the tidal cycle you will hit tidal waters somewhere between Wickwire Station Park and Shubie Park. From this location you can go upstream 7.5 km to Brickyard Park or downstream about 16 km to Shubie Park.

Location: Hwy 2 in Shubenacadie

What to Expect: This is a great location to launch your canoe or kayak, have a picnic by the river’s edge or to fish from the shoreline

Conditions: This area is tidal and not recommend for kayak/canoe beginners


Location: Jorphie Drive, Mount Uniacke (Located across the road from 24 Jorphie Drive, East Uniacke)

What to Expect: There is parking and a public dock where a canoe or kayak can be launched into Lewis Lake

Conditions: Calm/easy



Location: Meek Road, South Rawdon, located on the Herbert River

This location is maintained by Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia

Location: 138 Village Drive, East Uniacke

What to Expect: A floating dock to launch your canoes or kayaks, parking area, trails

Conditions: Great spot to get out and explore Long Lake, stay near the shoreline if inexperienced or in stormy conditions

Outdoor Fun Map

See locations of parks, playgrounds, trails and more all across East Hants!