Tuesday, April 26, 2011

St. George, New Brunswick, Canada (Granite Town)

In St. George, they take a few things for “granite”…….

Red granite that is. Granite Town, nestled around the Fundy basin, is rock solid in its hospitality and natural beauty.
Take a wide angle view from the lower bridge of the historic mill and First Falls, the original name for the town. Capture the ebb and flow of river and bay as the waters of the basin meet those of the Magaguadavic River. Explore in detail the gorge, watch carefully for osprey overhead or Atlantic salmon manoeuvring the fish ladder.

Boasting the highest tides in the world the Bay of Fundy has been home to generations of Charlotte County fisherman. The shores around St. George are dotted with herring weirs while the town is the centre of the largest aquaculture industry in North America.

Salmon cages merge with herring weirs, lobster traps and scallop drags to form the mainstay of the local economy. From the bounty of the sea, taste the local fare: lobster, scallops, clams, herring, mackerel and Atlantic salmon; all harvested from the cold waters of the Bay of Fundy.  

Experience canoeing and kayaking on the river, the lake or in the basin. Cast for bass on the famed Magaguadavic or try your hand at trout fishing in the streams or nearby Lake Utopia. Pan the lake for a siting of the famed “Lake Utopia Monster”.