It is a late December day and I am perched on my parents’ veranda, puffing away on a smoke as i attempt to get around the stares of despite shooting at me through the window. High on a hill, I’m afforded an excellent view as the tidal bore rushes up the river, the high tide surging through the fresh waters of the Stewiacke River. This amazing and awe inspiring event occurs with each tide, which time of year the ice stream will make it much more dramatic.
This miniature small state on Canada’s east shore affords a host of chances for sights like this. As I love Mother Nature’s wonder, a bald eagle swoops down from above, sharp eyes seeking through the snow covered fields for that nighttime supper. As evening draws closer, a mom white tailed deer and her fawn is visible in the field by the end of the day, and binoculars are never really far away to take complete benefit of the scene. All of this, and yet we’re less than an hour from our capital city of Halifax and within half an hour of the Stanfield International Airport.
From Stewiacke, situated half way between the North Pole as well as the Equator, your choices for enjoyable, scenic drives and more are limitless. With Highway 102 at your doorstep, there isn’t any portion of the state which is unreachable. As a tourist destination, it is a charming small town offering plentiful comforts, so when at home, it is ideally situated within easy commuting distance to most important employment centres, offers a host of conveniences, and features a brand new P3 elementary school with bus routes for the children. Mastadon Ridge is a local hot spot and contains stores featuring unique and original gift ideas using a local and marine focus. Service stations, grocers, pubs, and restaurants offer no limitation to your alternatives.