Lock 6 Park is a popular walking spot with a seasonally maintained path. The park features a 2 km walking path as well as a boardwalk for viewing the Shubenacadie River and the surrounding wetlands. This boardwalk system, completed in 2019, adds 75 metres of trail and 120 metres of boardwalk to the park. The centrepiece of Lock 6 Park is Lock 6 itself, which was built in 1857.
Like any wetland in Nova Scotia, Lock 6 Park can sometimes be host to mosquitoes and other pests, particularly during periods of warm weather. We recommend bringing insect repellent to ensure a comfortable visit.
The Shubenacadie Canal Commission would like to thank the following funding partners for helping to make the boardwalk at Lock 6 Park possible:
Province of Nova Scotia
Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
Municipality of East Hants
District Recreation Fund