MacElmons Pond

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This was a short hike, right off the highway before Truro. This is mainly a picnic day use site but offers a short hiking trail. A Ducks Unlimited project established the pond and now is an important migratory fowl location.

This is quite a nice spot to stretch or walk the dog after driving for a while.

 

The McElmons Pond Trail is approximately a mile long loop beside a pond and 

through a wildlife sanctuary. It traverses a forest of red pine plantations and
a black spruce swamp. Maple, birch, balsam fir and red spruce are also found
here. The interpretive trail is mainly flat with some poorly drained areas.
The park is a popular stop-over area for Canada Geese.

The park has washrooms, picnic areas and parking.

http://parks.gov.ns.ca/misc/parks_a-z_info.asp#macelmonspond

Small picnic park and short walking trail adjacent to a headpond and wildlife sanctuary. The rich waters of the headpond supports a small population of American widgeon as well it is an important staging area for migratory waterfowl.

Parent Category: Outdoors