Porters Lake is a rural community on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is about 25 km east of Halifax. The community is built around the lake from which it takes its name. The population of Porters Lake was last officially recorded in 2011 at 3,202. The community has been slowly growing,
year by year. Porters Lake is a 19 km long lake, which is never more than a kilometer wide at any point. The depth of Porters Lake varies significantly from the north end to the south end; the south end is approximately 5 meters deep on average, but the north end averages around 12 meters deep, with one part of the lake reaching 30 meters in depth. It is one of the most popular lakes for recreational boating
in the region. The lake is connected to the Atlantic Ocean at the south end near Lawrencetown Beach, because of this, the lake varies in salinity from almost completely fresh water at the north end to nearly pure ocean
water at the south end. The communities which surround Porters Lake include, Porters Lake, Middle Porters Lake, West Porters Lake, East Lawrencetown, Three Fathom Harbour,
Grand Desert, and Seaforth. On the east side of the lake runs Highway 207, which follows the lake and crosses it on the south end near the Atlantic Ocean. West Porters Lake Road and Crowell Road run along the west side of the lake on the southern end, and Myra Road continues along the northern section of the lake. Highway 7 and Highway 107 both cross over the lake in the community of Porters Lake.