Nature Trust of New Brunswick

Sea Dog Cove – Summerville, NB

Photo Credit: M. Sheppard

Summerville, Kings County

Overview

This 74-acre preserve spans the width of the Kingston Peninsula with frontage on the Kennebecasis River on both ends: Barlow’s Bluff to the south and Sea Dog Cove to the north. The preserve is one of a few protected areas in the vicinity, including the Nature Trust’s Long Island properties and Nature Conservancy properties further north on the Kingston Peninsula.

History

Sea Dog Cove Nature Preserve was donated to the Nature Trust as an eco-gift by the former owners, who planted seven thousand red pine on the preserve during their ownership. The pines have now grown into a mature forest.

Ecology

The Kennebecasis River is listed as an Environmentally Significant Area, and consists of marshy shoreline and undisturbed riverine forest of red and white ash, eastern cedar, basswood and red maple. The preserve provides habitat for a variety of migratory birds including species of duck, goose, loon, and great blue heron. Its surrounding waters are host to schools of banded killifish and harbour seals. Peregrine falcons, a COSEWIC “threatened species,” have also been spotted in the area.

Access and Activities

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Contact

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick
404 Queen St. 3rd floor
P.O. Box 603, Station A
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A6
Canada
Phone: (506)457-2398
Fax: (506)450-2137
Email:naturetrust@ntnb.org

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