Canoeing

Canoeing in Nova Scotia at the Legendary Milford House; is to immerse oneself in a century old legacy drenched in history and lore balanced with masterful back country cuisine.

The natural doorway to the iconic Southwest Nova Scotian landscape awaits. An hour paddle or a day trip, either is a good way to experience the wilderness at your own pace. Get a map from the front desk and make plans for a short trip or a more adventurous long one. Take your camera, be on the look out for beavers, muskrat, racoons, turtles and many species of birds. Get a picnic lunch prepared for you, pull up to a warm sandy beach or secluded granite rock and have your lunch.

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A Great Day on the Milford House Lakes

Gang Run: A fun short trip for the whole family is up the Gang Run. This is a beautiful still water with herons, ducks, beaver, deer, turtles. It is especially busy with wildlife early in the morning, while everyone else is still sleeping. Continue to a small pool just below a logging road bridge. From the bridge walk along a path on the right past some rapids to Gang Lake. Return trip is about 1 hour.

Other Lakes and still waters: Other waterways are easily accessible by canoe. Some trips involve portaging, but canoes have been placed on the far end of portages to allow easier access to more distant waterways. Canoes on the outer lakes are locked. Pick up the key at the front desk before heading out for the day.

Trips for the more experienced: Begin or end your wilderness adventure at Milford House. Exciting single or multiple day trips abound. Take a wilderness day trip exploring the Boot, Fisher, Eleven Mile, Allison, First Branch and Elder lakes. Canoes fully equipped are available for reasonable rates.

Canoe & Kayak Rental Rates

Canoe Rentals Hour Day Rental Weekly Rental
$8.00
$30.00
$150.00

 

You must be 18 years of age to rent a canoe or kayak.  Remember to check you have the required safety equipment. We have extra paddles or life jackets and other supplies that you might need .

Included in rental safety equipment:

1 paddle per person ( 2 Per Canoe )

Personal flotation device (PFD or life jacket) for each passenger

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buoyant heaving line at 15 meters in length

Map of Lakes
Click on the link above to download the map of our Lakes.