Nova Scotia Trunk 7

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Trunk 7
Route information
Length: 269 km (167 mi)
Major junctions
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
Location
Counties: Halifax, Guysborough, Antigonish
Major cities: Halifax, Dartmouth
Towns: Antigonish
Highway system

Provincial highways in Nova Scotia

Trunk 6 Trunk 8
Nova Scotia Trunk 7

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; a distance of 269 kilometres (167 mi). Part of Trunk 7 is known as the Marine Drive.

Route description[edit]

Dartmouth[edit]

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.

Eastern Shore[edit]

Just outside Dartmouth, three highways head towards the province's Eastern Shore: Route 207 leads out of Cole Harbour, passing the surfing beach at Lawrencetown. Near Preston, Route 107, a 100-series highway & bypass route and old Trunk 7 begin. Highway 107 & 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. Route 224, which leads through the Musquodoboit Valley to Middle Musquodoboit and Truro, while Route 374 leads north to New Glasgow. 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.

Major junctions[edit]

Location km mi Destinations Notes
Bedford 0 0 Trunk 2
Upper Sackville, Truro, Halifax
To Hwy 101 / Hwy 102 / Trunk 1 / Trunk 3 / Route 213
2 1.2 Bedford Bypass/ Trunk 33
Upper Sackville, Annapolis Valley
To Hwy 101 / Hwy 1
Burnside Industrial Park 5 3.1 Hwy 107/Akerley Blvd.
Westphal
To Hwy 118
6 3.7 Route 322/Victoria Rd.
Highfield Park
To Hwy 111 / Hwy 118
Dartmouth 11 6.8 Wyse Rd.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Angus L. MacDonald Bridge
To Angus L. MacDonald Bridge
12 7.5 Route 207
Cole Harbour, Lawrencetown, Porters Lake
To Hwy 111 / Route 322
12 7.5 Route 322
Woodlawn, Cole Harbour, Cow Bay
To Hwy 111 / Route 207 / Route 322
14 8.7 Hwy 111/ Route 318
Mic Mac Mall, Westphal, Waverley, Halifax, Nova Scotia
To A. Murray MacKay Bridge, Hwy 111 / Route 207 / Route 322
Micmac Parclo
Westphal 18 11 Hwy 107
Burnside Industrial Park, Bedford
To Hwy 118
Beginning of Hwy 107/Trunk 7 duplication
23 14 Hwy 107 End of Hwy 107/Trunk 7 duplication
Porters Lake 39 24 William Porter Connector
To Hwy 107
40 25 Stella Dr.
Seaforth, Lawrencetown, Dartmouth
To Route 207
Musquodoboit Harbour 50 31 Hwy 107
Porters Lake, Dartmouth, Halifax
53 33 Route 357
Musquodoboit Valley, Middle Musquodoboit
To Route 212 / Route 224
Sheet Harbour 123 76 Route 224
Musquodoboit Valley, Upper Musquodoboit, Truro
To Route 336 / Route 357
127 79 Route 374
Stellarton, New Glasgow
To Hwy 104 (TCH) / Trunk 4 / Route 289 / Route 348
Stillwater 210 130 Route 211
Port Bickerton, Canso, Nova Scotia
To Trunk 16 / Route 316
Glenelg 222 138 Route 348
New Glasgow
To Hwy 104 (TCH) / Trunk 4 / Route 347 / Route 374
Melrose 228 142 Route 347
Thorburn, New Glasgow
To Hwy 104 (TCH) / Trunk 4 / Route 348 / Route 374
Lochaber 238 148 Route 276
Goshen, Lower South River, Canso
To Route 316
Antigonish, Nova Scotia 268 167 Hwy 104 (TCH)
New Glasgow, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick
To Hwy 105 (TCH) / Hwy 106 (TCH) / Hwy 102
269 167 Trunk 4
Antigonish
To Hwy 104 (TCH) / Route 245 / Route 337


Part of the Marine Drive

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