Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Stillwater Lake visitor and community guide

Lake Locations: Canada - Nova Scotia -

Located 15 minutes from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Stillwater Lake is a 122-acre spring-fed freshwater lake known for its peace and quite and excellent trout fishing. Although a private lake, there are plenty of opportunities for boating, wildlife observation, bird watching and other outdoor activities.

If you’re planning a vacation to Halifax, consider a vacation rental on Stillwater Lake. Located in the town of Tantallon, the lake has cottages of all sizes and beautiful lake front private homes for rent. Most of the rentals are fully furnished and feature docks, boat rentals and some are pet friendly so even your dog can enjoy the water.

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East of Stillwater Lake on Highway 103 the town of Halifax is the home of world-class entertainment and dining. From bustling nightclubs to leisurely strolls along the magnificent Halifax harbor, to exploring the historic Pier 21 or the Halifax Citadel Hill, there are so many things to do in this beautiful modern city by the sea.

There are many scenic routes close to Stillwater Lake. Hike and photography magnificent Peggy’s Cove, just 30 minutes away along the world-famous Lighthouse route. Stroll through the beautiful romantic sea-side coastal communities of Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, all within 45 minutes. Lawrencetown Beach – known as a major surfing destination is less than an hour away from Stillwater Lake along the Eastern Shore.

Horseback riding and golf are also nearby Stillwater Lake with Hatfield Farms and Glenn Arbour only a 10 minute drive away. A 20 minute drive brings you to beautiful Hubbard’s Cove also know for its fresh lobster, quaint fishing villages, and live music.

Whether you are looking for a romance cottage on the lake, a place to enjoy with family or friends, or just a quiet place to enjoy the sites and sounds of nature, come discover the quiet beauty of Nova Scotia’s Stillwater Lake area.

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Things to do at Stillwater Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birding
  • Antiquing

Fish species found at Stillwater Lake

  • Trout

Best hotels and vacation rentals at Stillwater Lake

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Stillwater Lake statistics & helpful links


Lake Type: Natural Saltwater Lake, Not Dammed

Surface Area: 122 acres

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