Monday, September 29, 2014

SPECIAL PLACES: Ellen's Creek and Heritage Creek Trail, Charlottetown, PEI

Charlottetown is blessed with trails, green spaces and nature areas and, of course, there seems to be water everywhere. Ellen’s Creek (46’14″N, 63’08″W) is actually a small stream that flows into a cove off Charlottetown’s Harbour as shown in the map. Adjacent to one of the busiest commercial areas in the city, this area provides a startling contrast to the hustle and bustle nearby.

Together with the Heritage Creek Trail, this area has been designated as one of Charlottetown’s “Routes for Nature and Health Trial System”. Starting at Waterview Drive the Heritage Trail loops up through shaded woods along one side of the creek and returns on the more open side to the starting point. The trail extends to University Avenue near UPEI.

Apart from being a great walk and escape from city life, Ellen’s Creek is featured as one of the bird watching hotspots on PEI. With bot fresh and saltwater and an extensive tidal flat fish and birds abound here. Common species include various waterfowl including mergansers, cormorants, ducks, geese, and shorebirds. And of course the wooded areas are filled with warblers, songbirds, jays, mourning doves and more.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

TREASURE: Lost Treasures of the Kennebecasis Valley, New Brunswick

by Art MacKay, 9/26/2014

This is a collection of information, real or fanciful, describing lost and buried treasure of the Kennebecasis Valley near Millstream River, Apohaqui, New Brunswick. Click on the icons in the map to read the stories.

Studholme’s Buried Treasure, Kennebecasis Valley, New Brunswick

 Lost your place on the map? Click “Center Map” top right of map. Want directions so you can go there to hunt the treasure? Once you click on a map icon, click “Directions” at the bottom of the new window. You will get complete directions and times for your trip from your location to this destination..

  • Resource File – Being created.

  • Explorers Kit – Being created

TREASURE: Lost Treasures of the Kennebecasis Valley, New Brunswick