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First Lake Glen Slauenwhite Trail

Friends of First Lake Society

Record #: NST0033
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020
Last Full Update: 13 Sep 2018


Located In Lower Sackville (Bedford-Sackville Region)
Where To Find Us
Primary Trailhead: Glendale Drive
Other Site Locations Trailhead: First Lake Drive
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Trailhead: MacIntyre Lane (Accessible)
521 First Lake Dr
Lower Sackville, NS
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Trailhead: Sucker Brook Road (Accessible)
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Trailhead: Eddy LeBlanc Memorial Ball Field (Accessible)
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Areas Served Halifax Regional Municipality


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Contact Monique Guilderson, Chair
Alternate Contact Lesley MacNeil, Communications; Email:
Volunteer Opportunity If you are interested in being on our email distribution list or attending a meeting, please contact us. Any time that you are willing to contribute would be greatly appreciated but you decide how involved you would like to be.

Description & Services

Nearest Community With Services Lower Sackville. Able to walk to convenience/grocery store. Gas stations within 2 kms of either trailhead.
Trail Surface Crusher dust, sidewalk, boardwalk
Trail Activities Hiking ; Walking ; Cross Country Skiing ; Snowshoeing ; Mountain Biking ; Bird Watching ; Nature Viewing ; Dog Walking (on leash)
Trail Attributes Out & Back (Linear) Trail ; Loop Trail ; Wheelchair Access (Partial) ; Good Cellphone Reception
Facilities At Start/End/Along Trail Benches ; Parking Available
Facilities Near Trail Parking Available ; Public Transportation ; Accommodations ; Restaurant/Take Out ; Convenience/Grocery Store ; Drinking Water ; Auto Repair Service ; Fuel
First Lake represents a wonderful natural area located in the heart of the community of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. First Lake is a large freshwater lake where you can enjoy many recreational benefits such as swimming, fishing, boating and ice skating in the winter. 
Many residents use the existing, and also newly built nature trails surrounding the lake for fitness (walking, hiking or biking) and also as active transportation corridors to travel around the community to and from work. Many important community events and celebrations are centred around First Lake and it contributes greatly to the beauty of Lower Sackville. 
A wheelchair-accessible nature trail in Lower Sackville that has been years in the making now has signs that are tactile and include Braille for path users who happen to be visually impaired or blind. 
A relatively fit walker should be able to do a round trip on the trail in under two hours. The path is at water level, so there are no hills, and it will accommodate bicycles but not motorized devices. 
Boat Launch Gate 
Looking for a key to access the boat launch gate? 
Bob Taylor – (902) 717-4292 
For more information about the Friends of First Lake Society: Click Here.
Trail or Water Route Map Click here to open map in another tab. 
Accessibility Partially Wheelchair Accessible - Trail section from Sucker Brook Rd to the Eddy LeBlanc Memorial Ball Field. ; As well as being wheelchair accessible, this trail section also has signs that are tactile and include Braille for path users who happen to be visually impaired or blind.