Sandy Lake Park has two different “modes”: off-season and beach season.
During the off-season, almost all of the park is off-leash. The only exception is the beach. Dogs aren’t allowed on the beach any time of year, even if they’re on a leash. We’re okay with that, since the off-leash area is so wonderful.
When the beach is open (July 1 to September 30), the off-leash area is smaller (only the red trail on the map below is off-leash). But it’s actually quite a nice, big wooded area, and you can access the lake to take your dog for a swim.
For more information, check out the blog post.
How to Get There
From the Bicentennial Highway (Hwy 102, or the “Bi-Hi”), take exit 3A to Hammonds Plains Road/Nova Scotia 213. Keep left at the fork, and then take your first right turn onto Smiths Road. The park entrance is at the end of Smiths Road.
You can also check out this map.