Lake Rossignol is the largest fresh water lake in Nova Scotia. It provides the canoeist with the opportunity to enjoy a remote adventure with a true wilderness feel. Damming of the Mersey River and flooding of the upland in 1928 created the modern Lake Rossignol. Ten smaller lakes merged to create a unique area full of interesting rock formations and a vast shoreline littered with extraordinary, often massive, pieces of driftwood.
Access: Fishermen’s Memorial Highway 103, Exit 19, turn right towards Milton on Route 8, follow Route 8 to Caledonia approximately 55 km, turn left onto the West Caledonia Road for approximately 5 km, turn left on the Devonshire Road, follow the Devonshire Road for approximately 15 km to the Mersey River Bridge. Put in below the bridge at the boat launch.
Skill Level: Expert
Distance: Approximately 12 km (one way)
This advanced route is designed to introduce the expert canoeist to some of the vast wilderness of Queens County’s great outdoors.Click here for more information.