Canoe Annapolis County

Route 4 - Milford Lakes

Record #: MCA0370
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 08 Feb 2018


Located In Milford
Where To Find Us
Access: Liverpool Head Lake
Milford (Anna Co.)
Other Site Locations Access Point: Lake Munro 
Route 8 
Lake Munro 
Access: Eleven Mile Lake 
Route 8 
Lake Munro 
Access: Off Thomas Lake Rd (Lynch Mill) 
Off Route 8 
Milford (Anna Co.)
Areas Served Annapolis County


Phone 902-665-5010
Contact Debra Ryan, Recreation Manager

Description & Services

Information The route consists of 13 lakes and connecting streams, and encompasses developed areas such as Liverpool Head and Geier Lakes, as well as very remote areas such as Allison and Gull Lakes. Portages are generally well marked and in good condition. Fisher and Eleven Mile Lakes are rock strewn and can be prone to high winds, and canoeists are advised to consider wind conditions when traversing these two lakes. There are several sandy beaches along the route, and many suitable campsites. The old Ranger camp on the east side of Rocky Lake may offer a dry refuge in bad weather. 
You can also begin this route at Sandy Bottom Lake (see Route 3). If you are a guest at the Milford House, you can launch at either Geier Lake or Boot Lake. If you are not a guest, ask permission from the Milford House staff, who may allow you to park on their property and access these lakes. 
The region is steeped in history. “A trail that followed the Ribbon of Lakes through this wilderness was once the domain of the Mi'kmaq. Guiding for both fishing and hunting flourished in this region and is the backdrop for Albert Bigelow Paine's book called the Tent Dwellers circa early 1900's.” Source: Through the Woods; A collected History and Reflection of the Milford Area and Communities, 2005. 
The Medway Lakes Wilderness Area was designated in 2015. 
Click HERE for launch location(s), map and route details.
Trail or Water Route Map

Special Information

Tags Active Transportation ; Annapolis Valley Connect ; Canoe/Kayak ; Maps ; NS Trail Guide ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories ; Summer Programs
Categories - General Canoeing ; Kayaking ; Lakes and Ponds ; Maps