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PostPosted: April 27th, 2014, 7:25 pm 
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Hey all. Used to post a lot on her in the Ontario section as we did a lot of wilderness canoeing in Algonquin but have been in NS 2 years

I have canoed and camped on the following since we have been down.

Panuke
Gaspereau
Kijiji
Card lake

Being new to ns I would like some advice for a trip to take two pre teens in with limited to no portaging (our guide canoe is 90lbs) but still want that wilderness escape and ideally within 2 hours max if HRM. I have attempted some lakes but have found that often there is a lack of access or lack of campimg options so would like some local advice. Any options I can get would be great.

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PostPosted: April 27th, 2014, 8:13 pm 
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Gaspereau Lake really does seem well suite to your criteria.As you've no doubt found out,it's a big lake with lots of sheltered coves with good bass and pickerel fishing-especially up by two and four mile.Two Public boat launches too on the # 12 hwy side.

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PostPosted: April 27th, 2014, 8:27 pm 
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agford832 wrote:
Gaspereau Lake really does seem well suite to your criteria.As you've no doubt found out,it's a big lake with lots of sheltered coves with good bass and pickerel fishing-especially up by two and four mile.Two Public boat launches too on the # 12 hwy side.

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Thanks any other routes you have done? Trying hard to repeat lakes, Gaspereau was great http://twoifbysea.webs.com/apps/photos/ ... d=13721015

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PostPosted: April 28th, 2014, 4:20 pm 
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Well,now I had to stop and think about it.A couple day trip without a portage within a couple hours of Halifax would typically be Panuke and Gaspereau as they're bigger but you've already been there.
We like Gaspereau and often take our annual "sleeping under the stars/full moon trip there the last wk of oct or so-but that's just an overnighter.

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Otherwise,we do fishing day drips and multi day always involve portages it seems.You could maybe do Black River Lake/ Dean Chapter Lake.Couple camps on DC but can find sites with nobody around easy enough.The lower end of Black River is civilized but not really farther up.
If you were to go in by way of Forest Home and down Butler Road(about 12k as I recall) you'll cross the bridge where DC runs into BR. At this point,you could put in at BR(the uncivilized end here)-and poke around there and the next day paddle back to the bridge and "portage" for 10 min or throw your canoe on your truck and drive into DC and stay there a night.Both good lakes and good fishing.

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PostPosted: April 29th, 2014, 8:22 pm 
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Lake Rossignol will give you lots of options. Can put in at Lows Landing, Mersey River Bridge on the north end or at the dam in the south end. Will see very little traffic, plenty of camping possibilities. Wind however can be problematic, we were out Easter weekend with winds from the southeast rolling up 3 foot waves. Won't see many power boats(shallow, rocky with lots of stumps).


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PostPosted: May 19th, 2014, 9:59 am 
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Thanks for all the options Agford/Scoops these will definately go on the list - i am now looking at Five Mile Lake off the 101 between Sackville and Windsor. Don't see alot of reports on this one.

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PostPosted: May 19th, 2014, 8:28 pm 
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Not sure what the water quality is like on the Annapolis River now, but from Aylesford to Middleton was a nice paddle when the water levels were good. Not wilderness, but a few sections in there that are fairly isolated.


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