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|Located In||South Shore Region|
|Where To Find Us||NS|
|Areas Served||Lunenburg County ; Queens County (NS)|
|Contact||Chad Haughn, President, LQRCDA|
Description & Services
|Information||ADDITIONAL RIVER SUGGESTIONS
A few additional river routes are briefly described here so paddlers will at least know of them. Safety information is either unavailable at this time or minimal so you’ll have to find out more on your own.
The page numbers are from A Map of the Province of Nova Scotia, an invaluable reference book for residents and visitors alike (Scale 1:250,000)
The Gold River - Page 14 and 15
Skill level - Intermediate to Expert
Start - New Ross bridge
Finish - below the railroad bridge in Chester Basin
Distance - 30 kms
A high level run that drains fast, this challenging route should be done in kayaks or canoes with air bags. Look for three sets of falls: Skerry falls, Salmon Falls and Burnt Potato Falls. Portage the first and third falls. Salmon Falls has a sneak route river left. The river right route has a slab that can entrap a paddler underneath.
The Broad River - Page 10
Intermediate paddling and backcountry skills. Topographic map 21 A/3, 21 A/2 and 20 P/15.
Start - Lake Rossignol at Dam #1 on the Mersey River
Finish - Up a rough logging road just south of the Broad River bridge on Highway 103. Travel about 5 km up this road to a bridge.
Distance - About 30 km
Time - Two days
This is an isolated backcountry route with several lakes, long stillwaters and some portaging. From Dam #1, paddle west to the brook into First Lake. From Second Lake, portage 2 km into Broad River Lake and down the Broad River to another First Lake. The river is mostly stillwaters from here to the logging road bridge.
Mushamush River - Page 15
Skill Level - Intermediate
Start - Little Mushamush Lake
Finish - Clearland or Mahone Bay
A short exciting run if the water is high enough (fall, winter or spring). Expect a couple of very short portages. Past Clearland, the river becomes much rockier requiring some skilled manoeuvres.
Five Rivers - Page 16
Skill level - Up river- beginner, down river - intermediate
Start - Bridge on Highway 103
Finish - White Point
From the start point, you can paddle up a stillwater for about 2 kms. Here you can see lots of pitcher plants, an unusual looking plant that eats bugs and is indicative of poor nutrients. Paddle back to your starting point. Below the bridge is a short, exciting whitewater run that can be done in high water.
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Children under 16 with adults - please use own discretion depending on skill level