Gaspereau Lake is about 10 km south of the town of Kentville. It is the largest lake in Kings County, and the fifth largest lake in Nova Scotia. The lake is shallow with dozens of forested islands and hundreds of rocky islets. Water can be difficult to navigate by boat because of rocks but there is also lots of shore to explore.
In late spring the namesake fish, Gaspereau, migrate from the ocean up the Gaspereau River, and spawn in the shallow waters of Gaspereau Lake.
The Gaspereau Lake also has a cluster of archaeological sites on its shores. Possibly dating as early as 10,000 years ago, the sites show continuous occupation from at least 5000 years ago until after settler contact 500 years ago. The largest of the sites, the end of Dyke Site, is the largest site in the Maine–Maritimes Region when measured by artifact density.
Gaspereau Lake offers an extended season for Smallmouth Bass. For details, please review the Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook: