<gallery>Image:|Helicopter getting water from Porter's Lake, for a forest fire.</gallery>Porters Lake
is a residential community in the eastern shore
region of the Halifax Regional Municipality
, Nova Scotia
, between Trunk 7
and Route 207
, 27.8 km from Halifax
. The residents mainly commute to jobs in Dartmouth
, Burnside Industrial Park
or in Downtown Halifax
. The community is built around the lake from which it takes its name.
Porter's Lake is 19 km long, but never more than a kilometer wide and is in the shape of a crescent. It is one of the most popular lakes for recreational boating
in the region. The Lake is connected to the Atlantic Ocean
near Lawrencetown Beach
, because of this, the lake varies in salinity
from almost completely fresh water
at the north end to nearly that of ocean water at the south end.
- Porters Lake Provincial Park.
- Terrabithia National World Of Fun
On June 13, 2008 a forest fire
broke out destroying two houses, damaging several others and burning 6000 acres
. The fire was believed to have been caused by a camp fire, though the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
laid no charges. It was determined that residue from Hurricane Juan
fuelled the fire, which was the largest fire in an urban area of Nova Scotia, and the largest fire overall, in 30 years.
- Total Population 3217
- Total Dwellings 1286
- Total Land Area 91.573 km²