- Learn about our water quality monitoring program at Sherbrooke Lake.
- pdf Sherbrooke Lake Park Final Plan (Final Report) October 2018 (944 KB)
- pdf Sherbrooke Lake Park Final Plan (Appendices) October 2018 (36.12 MB)
Sherbrooke Lake, located in Lunenburg County, is a 15-minute drive east of the community of New Germany and a 35-minute drive north of Bridgewater. The lake is home to permanent residents, lakefront cottages, and a summer camp; however, it does not currently have a dedicated space for the general public to enjoy the lake.
For over three decades, the Municipality has identified public access to large bodies of water as a priority for its recreation network.
In 2003, the Municipality developed and adopted its Open Space Strategic Plan. The plan formalized a variety of priorities for acquiring and developing open space recreational land. Public access to Sherbrooke Lake was identified as a priority.
In 2010, the Municipality reviewed and updated the Open Space Strategic Plan to reflect the completion of some projects and to ensure the original priorities were still applicable. The Plan placed access to Sherbrooke Lake as one of the Municipality's top five open space priorities. Council is now exploring options for how public access on Sherbrooke Lake should be designed.
Access Advisory Committee
Council established the Sherbrooke Lake Access Advisory Committee to provide broad based community advice to the Municipality, provide options available for establishing public access to Sherbrooke Lake, and to engage the public using various methods to ensure community input throughout the process of determining public access to Sherbrooke Lake. The Committee is made up of municipal staff and ten volunteers drawn from permanent lake residents, cottage owners, and residents of the larger community. The Committee includes volunteer residents from both the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Municipality of the District of Chester.
Access Advisory Committee agendas and minutes are available at the bottom of this page.
The final report of the Sherbrooke Lake Access Advisory Committee is now available.
- Download a copy of the pdf final report only, without appendices (60 pages) (33.09 MB)
- Download a copy of the pdf Appendices only (281 pages) (20.51 MB)
- Download a copy of pdf "The History & Knowledge of Sherbrooke Lake" Report (89 pages) (48.28 MB)
- Download a copy of the pdf "Memorandum of Understanding" between the MODC and MODL (383 KB)
- pdf Terms of Reference (30 KB)
- pdf SLAC Agenda - May 12, 2015 (14 KB)
- pdf SLAC Minutes - May 12, 2015 (214 KB)
- pdf SLAC Agenda - June 23, 2015 (20 KB)
- pdf SLAC Minutes - June 23, 2015 (212 KB)
- pdf SLAC Agenda - July 28, 2015 (181 KB)
- pdf SLAC Minutes - July 28, 2015 (333 KB)
- pdf SLAC Agenda - September 10, 2015 (598 KB)
- pdf SLAC Minutes - September 10, 2015 (233 KB)
- pdf SLAC Agenda - October 8, 2015 (482 KB)
- pdf SLAC Minutes - October 8, 2015 (284 KB)
- pdf SLAC Agenda - November 12, 2015 (184 KB)
- pdf SLAC Minutes - November 12, 2015 (224 KB)
- pdf SLAC Agenda - December 10, 2015 (5.70 MB)
- pdf SLAC Minutes - December 10, 2015 (1.12 MB)
- pdf SLAC Agenda - January 14, 2016 (2.71 MB)
- pdf SLAC Minutes - January 14, 2016 (507 KB)
- pdf SLAC Agenda - February 18, 2016 (102 KB)
Public Consultation Report Released
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their opinion! The survey team has analyzed this feedback and produced a consultation report, available below with two different levels of quality / file size: