Ellenwood Lake

2014 Season - May 16 - Sept. 1

Park Info: Nestled between two lakes in the heart of southern Nova Scotia, this 114 ha (280 acre) park offers walking trails in a hardwood setting, canoeing, swimming, and camping for all those who like to enjoy the outdoors.

Ellenwood LakeThe quiet beauty of nature is evident everywhere. The shoreline holds some of Nova Scotia's rare plants, and the lakes have both brown and speckled trout, chain pickerel, and Atlantic salmon.

Facilities and Services
The park offers an 87-site campground, two picnic areas, boat launch, a supervised beach, and hiking trail.

Camping reservations can be made beginning April 3, 2012. See Reservations for details and conditions.



Programs and Events

August-02-14
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Campfire Stories

Let's build a campfire and tell some short stories with tales of nature's creatures and more!  Bring your camp chair and meet us at the Beach House at the park.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact Deanna at (902) 648-3540 or email naussda@gov.ns.ca or the park at (902) 761-2400 or email ellenwoodpark@gov.ns.ca.


 

August-09-14
11 AM and 1:30 PM
Damsels and Dragons

Join NS Department of Natural Resources biologist, Duncan Bayne at 11 AM or 1:30 PM as we explore the fascinating world of damselflies and dragonflies.  Get a rare closer look at these beautiful insects as we search for emerging young larva and observe intricate breeding behaviour of the bright, colourful adult insects.  Rubber boots or water sandals are a good idea but not essential. Bring sun screen, hats, snacks, water and dress for the weather.  Meet at the Beach House.  Contact Deanna at (902) 648-3540 or email naussda@gov.ns.ca.


 

August-16-14
6 PM to 8 PM
Drumming with Jacklyn d'Entremont

Join Jacklyn for some Mi'kmaq drumming.  You will learn about the traditions of drumming and the Mi'kmaq.  We will also explore some of the lore of Mi'kmaq.  Bring along your camp chair and enjoy an evening of drumming!  Meet at the Beach House. Sponsored by The Friends of Ellenwood Lake Park. Contact Wendy at (902) 881-2566 or email cheboguemaj@eastlink.ca.


 

September-28-14
2 PM to 4 PM
Exploring Ellenwood Park

Join Deanna Nauss with NS Department of Natural Resources for some fun and information on the nature found in the park. Explore the flora and fauna in the fall and the animals that inhabit the park at this time of year.  Also check out the ecosystem specific to Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park.  Participants will meet at the ski cabin/beach house.  Wear walking shoes or rubber boots depending on the weather, bring water and snacks. Sponsored by the Friends of Ellenwood Park. Contact Wendy at (902) 881-2566 or email cheboguemaj@eastlink.ca.@eastlink.ca.


 

October-19-14
2 PM to 4 PM
Pumpkin Carving

This will be the 4th annual pumpkin carving.  Come out and carve your pumpkin for Halloween.  Pumpkins will be supplied.  The carving will be done outside to enjoy the natural environment.  Participants must walk in from main gate. Suitable for all ages, adult supervision is required for children.  Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies will be available.  Meet at the Ski Cabin/Beach House.  Sponsored by the Muncipality of the District of Yarmouth- Recreation.  Contact Wendy at (902) 881-2566 or email cheboguemaj@eastlink.ca.  Rain date: Sunday, October 26 from 2 PM to 4 PM.


 

November-16-14
2 PM to 4 PM
Pine Cone Suet Bird Feeder Workshop

Learn how to make a pine cone suet bird feeder for some of the birds that overwinter in Nova Scotia.  All materials are supplied.  Suitable for all ages.  Adult supervision is required for children.  Participants must walk in to the meeting place from the main gate.  We will meet at the ski cabin/beach house.  Dress for weather conditions as the activity will be taking place outside.  Sponsored by the Friends of Ellenwood Park. Contact Wendy at (902) 881-2566 or email cheboguemaj@eastlink.ca.


 

December-07-14
2 PM to 4 PM
Carol Singing in the Cabin

Join us at the ski cabin for a sing-along of your favourite carols/christmas songs, long with cookies and hot apple cider.  Suitable for all ages.  Weather dependent. Participants must walk in to ski cabin from the main gate. Sponsored by the Friends of Ellenwood Park.  Contact Wendy at (902) 881-2566 or email cheboguemaj@eastlink.ca.


 

Nearby Attractions

Yarmouth (15 km)
  • Firefighters Museum of Nova Scotia
  • Yarmouth CountyMuseum
  • Cape Forchu

 

Saulnierville (45 km)
  • Bangor Sawmille Museum



For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the NovaScotia.com or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

How to Find Us

Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park is located just 19 km (12 mi.) northeast of Yarmouth and 1.6 km (1 mi.) south of Deerfield. Exit 34 off Highway 101, proceed 6.5 km (4 mi.) along Route 340. Follow signs to the park entrance. Our civic address is: 1888 Mood Rd, Deerfield.

Ellenwood

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GPS Coordinates

X utm:
258731.162564

Y utm:
4868432.87029

 

Longitude:
66°0' 20.52" W

Latitude:
43°55' 46.13" N

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