From Port Howe it travels southward following the eastern banks of River Philip to the town of Oxford. For the first while in the town it is known as Pugwash Road. It then turns to the west and is known as Water Street. Most of Water Street is also Route 204. Near the centre of Oxford the route turns southward and is known as Main Street where it has an interchange with Highway 104 (Trans Canada Highway). From there it travels southward to River Philip where it turns westward and heads to Trunk 2 in Springhill and is known locally as Main Street.