Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada in Nova Scotia is a canoeing paradise, made up of a multitude of the country's finest lakes and rivers on which to explore the great outdoors by paddle power.
Here a canoer cuts a serene swath down historic Mersey River, soaking up the sun while taking in the blue sky painted by cottony cumulus clouds, the serene waterway and gloriously green trees and other natural plant foliage along the river bank. Among the many species one might spot along the way include bear, moose, woodpeckers, loons and other coastal birds.
Located in Annapolis County in southwestern Nova Scotia, Kejimkujik consists of nearly 400 sq km that include numerous historic canoe routes and portages as well as woodlands, wetlands, lake islands, campgrounds, swimming beaches, fishing areas, hiking trails and wildlife viewing stations.
Kejimkujik National Park is made up of about 20% water, with very limited access by vehicle. This makes the park a very popular destination for canoeists. Canoeing is the number one method of transportation followed by hiking. Visitors have the option of bringing their own canoes or renting one at the park's landing.
The park was named after Kejimikujik Lake, it's largest. The main rivers for canoeing include Mersey River, West River, Little River and Shelburne River. Established in 1967, "Keji" as it is popularly know, is part of the Canadian National Parks system which strives to preserve each park as a true representation the diverse natural Canadian regions.
Paddling a canoe on the Mersey River in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada, Kejimkujik Scenic Drive, Highway 8, Nova Scotia, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.
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