A couple year's ago I had an email from Charlene who has a greyhound named Hailey about the Porter's Lake Provincial Park and how fabulous a place it was to go after all the damage of hurricane Juan, and I'd never gotten a chance to go there. Boy was I missing a great place to go! It is heaven for dogs. There's tons of trails and things to smell and pee on and the place is absolutely huge!
There's a great website on the provincial government's site that gives great directions on how to get there and also what amenities it has - it has camping facilities and stuff if that's what you're into - but it's also got great big chunks that are pretty deserted - which are the part me and the dogs went to. The provincial government's page is at http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/porters.asp -to the right is an aerial picture from that website of the park. I can tell you that from the ground the park doesn't look anything like this!