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Bennett Lake

Fundy National Park

Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

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  • This Bennett Lake landscape features a portion of the serene woodland lake.- Bennett Lake
  • Canoes are available to rent at the lake.- Bennett Lake
  • Paddleboarders have plenty of space on this pristine lake.- Bennett Lake
  • A cleared path on this short hill is used as a kayak launching spot.- Bennett Lake
  • Adventurers enjoy exploring one of the lake's islands.- Bennett Lake
  • Kayakers paddling on beautiful Bennett Lake head toward a picturesque island.- Bennett Lake
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Clean, clear lake. Peaceful paddle. Loons and schools of fish.
Cons: 
Launch locations are hard to access.
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Region:
Bay of Fundy, NB
Congestion: 
Moderate
Site characteristics: Water: 
Lake
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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The fresh-smelling woodland air and the beautiful clean water of Bennett Lake lures kayakers, paddleboarders, swimmers, and fishermen, too.

Bennett Lake offers a leisurely, peaceful paddle. Kayakers can launch from a short hill alongside the road or carry the kayaks and paddleboards from the parking lot to the lake. Boat rentals are available.

Mostly surrounded by forest, the lake’s clear water provides kayakers with views of tadpoles and schools of fish swimming nearby. Watch for loons diving for their lunch. Bring a fishing rod and catch some fish, too. From Victoria Day weekend in May until mid-September, the lake is open to trout fishing. Within Fundy National Park, the only water open to fishing is at Bennett and Wolfe lakes. You’ll need a national park fishing license, which can be purchased at Bennett Lake or the park’s visitor center.

There’s a small beach for swimming, and a portion of the lake is roped off for swimmers. Kayakers can easily pull in on the other side of the rope, get out, and enjoy a picnic lunch just steps away in a pavilion or convenient picnic tables overlooking the lake.

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