6AM sky looking great so headed to the Antigonish Landing for an early morning walk. What a glorious time of day to see the sun burning off the morning mist and watching the mist drifting along the estuary and up over the rolling hills. The hills with small farms gradually appeared through the layers of mist showing new vistas as the day progressed.
Dew drops highlighting the spiders’ webs turned them into jeweled wonders. What a combination of function, geometry, and beauty. I even caught sight of a lovely spider waiting its prey. Lots of bird song in the air and of course ducks swimming in the river. A grey heron flew into a nearby tree and another flew by just keeping above the water line.
The water was so calm that it reflected the nearby Queen Anne’s Lace, Goldenrod and other wild flowers. Apple trees and choke cherries are found along the trail.
Antigonish Landing is an estuary leading out around marsh land and islands out to the open ocean. Rivers empty in to this tidal estuary. The walking trail is a great place for walking and running. There are parking places and access from just past the old train station – just cross the tracks and turn right, or continue up past the hospital and turn right at Tony’s Meats.
- Antigonish Landing Trail Map
- Antigonish Landing – Nova Scotia Hiking Trails
- Antigonish Landing Trail – Kids First
- Antigonish Harbour Watershed Association AHWA
- Antigonish Harbour Watershed Map (see link)
- Environment conditions of watershed areas
- Antigonish Landing – Mapcarta map http://mapcarta.com/24118054
- Denise Davies Antigonish Landing Blogspot