Chocolate Lake (Nova Scotia)
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|Location||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Surface elevation||25 m|
Chocolate Lake is located in the Armdale, Nova Scotia neighbourhood of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The lake is surrounded by many private homes as well as a Best Western hotel and a city beach, which is popular with local families in the summer.
This body of water is an artificial lake into which no aquatic species have been introduced. . However, swimmers have noticed minnows swimming along the edge of Chocolate Lake Beach. Although it is cited as contaminated, the City of Halifax tests the water quality weekly. Lifeguards are also provided by the City in the summer and swimming lessons are available. The name is from the chocolate factory, one of many light industries that used to be on this little lake's shores. The lake formed after the locals quarried the rock .
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