Located at 28 Back Harbour Road, Garden Lots, Sawpit Park is a waterfront area that allows water access to Lunenburg's Back Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.
The park has a boat launch, picnic and parking areas, benches, a privy and a wharf that you can walk out on.
The Municipal Recreation Department has been busy preparing Sawpit Wharf, located at Garden Lots, for this year's boating season.
Struck in January 2012, the Sawpit Wharf Advisory Committee has been very busy putting plans for the site into action. With $26,000 in funding from the Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency, announced in January 2013, these plans can now become a reality.
The Sawpit Wharf by-law was approved by Council on March 26, 2013.
One of the biggest changes has been the implementation of a floating finger wharf system. The recreation department has created a permitting system and fees for tie-ups, a new development at the wharf which will increase water access and safety for residents and visitors alike. The floating wharves are for punts and tenders of 12 feet and under. While space for recreational boaters will be allocated based on a permitting system, there will still be some public tie-up spots for day use. Although floating dock permit applications for the 2013 season closed on May 17, you can always contact the Municipal recreation department for more information on the floating wharf permitting system.
There have also been major improvements to parking facilities at Sawpit Wharf, with the paving of a new upper parking lot. This upper lot will provide better access for vehicles and trailers who wish to stay up to 72 hours, or longer with a permit from the Municipality. Trailers and vehicles can also be parked in the lower parking lot, but for day use only.
Did you know that Sawpit Wharf offers more than just boating opportunities? There is a great amount of green space right on the water, with picnic tables and lots of area to play. Come and enjoy the water from the land! Visit Sawpit Wharf for an excellent spot to access the beautiful islands off our beautiful coastline. And remember that this is a pets on leash park!
The next meeting of the Sawpit Wharf Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday March 9th at 6:30 pm at the St. John's Anglican Church Hall, Lunenburg.