Lake Charles Trail

Shubenacadie Canal, north of Lake Charles. The weather has warmed up some and Sunday was an excellent day for a walk along part of the Shubenacadie Canal. To begin, we headed north from the parking lot – the trail was clear and packed but not as well traveled as the Lake Charles section which we walked later. If you are keen you can walk from there all the way to the Dartmouth waterfront, about 11.5 km.

Although Dartmouth lakes are well frozen now (after two weeks of real cold!!), the streams joining the lakes are still open.

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Was this stone wall a dam?

Was this stone wall a dam?

The Shubenacadie Canal: In HRM there are trails along several of the lakes that compose the southern end of this canal system which stretches across the province and a favorite city park is located along the canal and named for the canal – Shubie Park. Parking today was at Portabello Parking lot.