This is a list of nearby Provincial Parks, beaches, and camping.
Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
Cape Sambro. Rte 349
Dollar Lake Provincial Park
About 20 kilometres east of the Halifax International Airport on Route 212.
Laurie Provincial Park Campground
At Grand Lake on Route 2. The park is 10 km north of Highway 102, Exit 5. With 71 woodland campsites, the area is a popular one---including nearby Oakfield Provincial Park with its picnic ground---not far from the airport, but far enough to not be bothered by the jets.
Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park
Marine Drive, HWY 207,Lawrencetown,NS
Long Lake Provincial Park
Easily accessed off St. Margaret’s Bay Road, trails weave into the trees for hikers and there are plenty of access points for kayaks and canoes.
McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park
It’s fortunate enough to have its own non-profit organization dedicated to its preservation. Check out the Friends of McNabs Island website for more information: mcnabsisland.ca or call McNabs Island Ferry for their tours: 465-4563.
Porter’s Lake Provincial Park
Just 23 kilometers east of Dartmouth, the park is 4.4 km south of Exit 19 from Highway 107, on West Porters Lake Rd.
Shubie Campground & Park
Bounded on north and west sides by Highway 118, in Dartmouth 435-8328Shubie Park has the only campground located within city limits, making it the least eco-damaging to reach. There are 100 sites, serviced and unserviced, and since 2007, a yurt.
SOURCE (for provincial parks info): parks.gov.ns.ca