From the Trans Canada Highway take exit 32 at Lower West River, following Highway 7 to South Lochaber. Travel 3 km to the entrance to Two Mile Lake Provincial Park. Inside the park, follow the paved road and you will see a grassy boat launch area on the lake’s edge.
Lochiel Lake borders the Two Mile Lake Provincial Park. This lake, as described by the park’s name, is long and narrow and is a great example of one of Guysborough County’s pristine fresh water lakes. The Provincial Park is opened from May to October and is meant for day use only. Camping is not permitted, but this is a quiet and beautiful place to picnic, bird watch, fish, swim or curl up under a tree with a good book.
|Length:||6 km loop|
|Facilities:||Picnic tables, toilets, garbage cans, fire pits|
Upon entering the water, you will be sheltered in a small, serene cove. Leaving this cove, you will head in a westerly direction following close to the shoreline. From this vantage point you will have a great view of the lush plant life and surrounding woods. As you continue in this direction you will pass by the shores of the Provincial Park and may witness wildlife such as deer, bald eagles, various species of fish, frogs, loons and ducks. Lochiel Lake should be paddled as a loop, and you will want to cross to the opposite shores where you will experience seclusion at its best. This lake is home to seasonal cottages and cabins and is the perfect retreat into true Nova Scotian wilderness.