Medway Lakes Wilderness Area

The Province is working to legally protect Medway Lakes Wilderness Area under the Wilderness Areas Protection Act.

The new wilderness area will provide outdoor recreation opportunities and a refuge for nature conservation, with many scattered pockets of old forest, now rare in Nova Scotia. The area is large enough to sustain a wide range of wildlife species.

The location of the Medway Lakes Wilderness Area at the headwaters of the Mersey and Medway rivers helps to protect water quality for people and aquatic life in two of western Nova Scotia’s largest watersheds.

Since the release of the Parks and Protected Areas Plan, government has been working on an integrated approach to public access, the forestry road network and boundaries. A newsletter (right) and map (below) provide an update on the approach and key factors under consideration.


Public Information Session

Nova Scotia Environment and Department of Natural Resources staff will host a public information sharing session on the pending Medway Lakes Wilderness Area.

Date: October 6, 2015
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Milford House, 5296 hwy 8, South Milford, NS B0S 1A0


Mail or email your comments to: Protected Areas & Ecosystems Branch, Nova Scotia Environment, 1903 Barrington Street, Suite 2085, PO Box 442, Halifax NS B3J 2P8 or