Canoe Annapolis County

Route 8 - First and Second Pond

Record #: MCA0374
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 08 Feb 2018


Located In Greenland
Where To Find Us
Access:Beach (First Pond)
Greenland (Digby Co.)
Other Site Locations Access: Beach (Second Pond) 
Greenland (Digby Co.)
Areas Served Annapolis County


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

Description & Services

Information This route consists of two man-made lakes that are dammed portions of the Bear River, and that serve as holding ponds for the Nova Scotia Power Sissiboo Development. The ponds are not connected by a navigable waterway, and separate launches into each will be required. 
First Pond is quite small in area, and offers sheltered paddling, even in difficult weather conditions. The pond has some cottage development. Second Pond offers small islands and a canal to explore. The Sissiboo Development was one of the first power systems established in the province and, although these ponds are flooded areas, they show minimal shoreline impact. 
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
Categories - General Canoeing ; Kayaking ; Lakes and Ponds ; Maps