Located at the south end of Grand Lake, Lock 5 Park is a wonderful place to have fun while experiencing a piece of Nova Scotia history. This 14-acre public park is home to Lock 5, the only fully restored lock on the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway and a provincially-recognized historic site. When the lock was in operation, it allowed boats to travel freely between Grand Lake and the higher water level on Fletchers Lake.
In addition to the historic Lock 5, the park also features ample free parking, a dock for small watercraft, and a spacious boat launch site for larger vessels, allowing water enthusiasts to access Grand Lake with ease.
Near Lock 5, visitors can see the foundation of the former home of William Michael King, who served as lock keeper for the section of the Shubenacadie Canal between Lake William and Grand Lake. The community around King’s home was called Lockport. At its height, Lockport featured a mill and a boat yard in addition to the canal works.
Visitors interested in spending the night in this area may wish to consider booking a campsite at the nearby Laurie Provincial Park (external link).