Porters Lake

Porters Lake is the westernmost community on the Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia.

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Porters Lake is a small bedroom community of the Halifax region. Historically located in cottage country, the growth of Halifax has increased its size and the amenities present.

Porters Lake can be reached by the 107 highway, where it has two exits. Exit 19, West Porters Lake Rd. and Exit 20, which is closest to the shopping plaza.

Please Note that exit 19 is only accessible in the west bound direction (only going to and coming from Dartmouth and Halifax).

Porters Lake is also located along the number 7 highway. The number 7 highway passes through the centre of town and is the main artery of the community.


Porters Lake is connected to Dartmouth and Cole Harbour by two bus routes.

401 Preston-Porters Lake-Grand Desert, a community bus with infrequent service. Please Note: There is no weekend service on this route.

370 Porters Lake, an express bus for commuters traveling between Porters Lake and Dartmouth.


Porters Lake and the surrounding communities have a large number of freshwater lakes with some supervised swimming areas.

Conrad Settlement Beach, 382 Conrad Settlement Road, Conrad Settlement. Conrad Settlement Beach is a small unsupervised community beach next to a small dam.

Kinap Beach, 181 Greenough Dr, West Porters Lake. A small supervised beach next to Kinap Athletic Club. Lifeguards on site Mon-Fri 11-5, July-August. Note: No weekend supervision.

Lake Echo Beach, 3168 highway 7, Lake Echo (located right next to community centre). A large gravel-sand freshwater beach on Lake Echo. Located in the center of the community with plenty of parking and a boat launch. Lifeguards on site 11-5 daily during July and August.

Sandy Point, 99 Sandy Point Rd., Porters Lake (located at the end of the road, easily accessible from the 107 Highway). A large gravel-sand beach, Sandy Point beach is a great beach for those who don’t like swimming with aquatic life, the mix of salt and freshwater keeps it free of leeches and jellyfish. It is an unsupervised beach.


Lake and Shore Days, Porters Lake. Annual week long celebration and parade.


L’Acadie de Chezzetcook, 79 Hill Rd.,

West Chezzetcook (located off of highway 207). GPS Coordinates: N44 42.380 W63 15.657

Tel 1-902-827-5992 email: info.acadiedechezzetcook@gmail.com

Heritage site and museum honoring the French speaking Acadians of the Chezzetcook Inlet. Includes teas room and gift shop.Open: July 1 to August 31

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. (closed on Mondays)

Events held throughout the year.

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