On a beautiful day this week we walked part of Taylor Head at the provincial park there. Since the park is closed we walked in following the road which skirts the western side of the point (peninsula) and woods.
Besides discovering the marvelous beach, we met a Harp Seal. Wow. We watched for a long time, but after scooting closer to the water the seal stopped, relaxed and seemed to doze. It was a beautiful, warm day and this beach on the east side of the Taylor Head was quite protected – the perfect place for sunning.
This fact sheet by Canadian Geographic is a good basic introduction to the Harp seal.
At an hour east of Halifax this park has enough variety (trails and habitat) to justify the drive. Although the walking was easy for us – on the road, the trails look more challenging and the park brochure shows one sweeping around the tip of Taylor Head.