Eastern Kings

Women's Institute

 

Women's Institute    

    The beginning of the Women’s Institute in Canada was under the leadership of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless.  Mrs. Hoodless held a strong belief that women should be encouraged to raise their standards of nutrition, sanitation and care of their family.  This would be done through educating women on methods to becoming better homemakers.

Rails-to-Trails

 

Rails-to-Trails

     The Confederation Trail begins (or ends) in Elmira and traverses the province. Originally, the trail was the railway of the Prince Edward Island Railroad. When the last trains on the island were halted in the 1980s, the railway was left abandoned. After several years of lying dormant, the tracks were removed, gravel was laid and the trail reopened for biking and hiking. 

East Baltic Peat Bog

 

Baltic Peat Bog

     In the woods between East Baltic and the Tarantum Road is a large peat bog. Believed to be around 5000 years old, the bog was once a body of water. It is approximately 5 square kilometers in size. In the early 1990s, a business proposal was submitted to the government to remove the peat from the bog and sell it commercially. An activist group was formed by locals who protested the plan that would destroy the bog. The proposal was dropped.

Bobcats

 

Bobcats

     Numerous people have sighted bobcats in Eastern Kings over the past years, even very recently. The Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation keeps a list of reported sightings. A bobcat as been seen on the Confederation Trail, throughout Glencorradale, and is believed to have a den near Bayfield. Bobcats are not known for attacking humans unless they have been cornered.

Fountain Head

 

Fountain Head

     Fountain Head is located in the woods off Greenvale Road. A small landing is found there where plastic mugs are used to take a drink of the fresh spring water that bubbles up. Local farmers would often fetch water from Fountain Head when their own wells went dry at different times of the year.

Black Pond Migratory Bird Sanctuary

 

Black Pond Migratory Bird Sanctuary

In 1936, Environment Canada created the Black Pond Migratory Bird Sanctuary. To date, it is the only site of its kind on Prince Edward Island. Approximately 130 hectares is protected for the use of numerous migratory birds that pass through the area each year.

Basin Head Lagoon

 

Basin Head Lagoon                     

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