Dusk around the basin

Dusk at this time of year lasts a long time; time enough to walk the French Basin Trail in Annapolis Royal. Half an hour or less is all it takes if you begin from the parking lot and do the loop at a brisk pace.  Of course, if you stop to admire the ducks, check the cattails or take pictures, it may take a bit longer.  Friends have reported fox, and deer at other times of year and I’ve seen heron, all sorts of ducks and other birds.

This easy trail leads around a dyked marsh which now encloses a large pond and through a small wooded area. The interpretive signs, present in the summer, point out aspects of local nature and the work of the marsh as a tertiary (or later) step in the town’s sewage water treatment system. For directions try the map or the town’s walking map.

across the water and town to the south moutain

looking across the pond and town to South Moutain

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