Nova Scotia Trunk 7
|Length||269 km (167 mi)|
|West end||Trunk 2 in Bedford|
Trunk 33 in Bedford |
Route 207 / Route 322 in Downtown Dartmouth
Hwy 111 / Route 318 in Dartmouth
Hwy 107 near Woodlawn
Route 328 / Hwy 107 near Cherry Brook
Route 207 in Porters Lake
Hwy 107 / Route 357 in Musquodoboit Harbour
Route 224 / Route 374 in Sheet Harbour
Route 211 in Sherbrooke
Route 348 in Melrose
Route 347 in Aspen
Route 276 near Lochaber
Hwy 104 (TCH) in Antigonish
|Northeast end||Trunk 4 in Antigonish|
|Counties||Halifax, Guysborough, Antigonish|
|Major cities||Halifax, Dartmouth|
Nova Scotia Trunk 7 is part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia's system of Trunk Highways. The route runs from Bedford to Antigonish, along the Eastern Shore for a distance of 269 kilometres (167 mi). Part of Trunk 7 is known as the Marine Drive.
From Bedford at the intersection of Trunk 2, Trunk 7 leaves to the southeast along the eastern shore of the Bedford Basin, then climbs Magazine Hill next to the Canadian Forces Magazine and enters Dartmouth on Windmill Road. Through Downtown Dartmouth, it is known as Alderney Drive, which turns into Prince Albert Road past Sullivan's Pond as it runs along the shore of Lake Banook. At Grahams Grove Park, Trunk 7 continues through the Micmac Parclo, on to Main Street, past Highway 111 and to the community of Westphal, bypassing most of Cole Harbour to the south. Until 1970, Highway 7 ran from Portland Street to Prince Albert Road.
Just outside Dartmouth, three highways head towards the Eastern Shore: Route 207 leads out of Cole Harbour, passing the surfing beach at Lawrencetown. Near Preston, Route 107 and Trunk 7 separate. Highway 107 and Trunk 7 continue eastward through the African Canadian community of East Preston and the exurban communities of Lake Echo, Porters Lake and Head of Chezzetcook to Musquodoboit Harbour, where Highway 107 ends.
Trunk 7 continues to the east, twisting along numerous inlets of the Atlantic Ocean past some of the longest beaches in the province and through almost 300 coastal communities, such as Head of Jeddore, Sheet Harbour, Moser River, Necum Teuch and Ecum Secum. There are two junctions in Sheet Harbour with Route 224 and Route 374. Trunk 7 continues along the coast, passing through Port Dufferin and Moser River. In Ecum Secum, Trunk 7 crosses into Guysborough County. In Sherbrooke, Trunk 7 crosses the St. Mary's River and turns north, away from the ocean. The route follows the east bank of the river's valley, passing through Melrose and Aspen. In Lochaber, Trunk 7 crosses into Antigonish County. Trunk 7 then continues north through Salt Springs to its end at Antigonish, where it crosses Highway 104, part of the Trans-Canada Highway network, then terminates at West Street/Trunk 4 in Antigonish.