Wildlife Wednesday: Atlantic Salmon
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
While visiting our nature lover’s resort, you will notice the variety of wildlife that surrounds us. Each Wednesday, we highlight different animals found at our Nova Scotia resort and this week we will be focusing on the Atlantic salmon.
One of the first things guests notice about Liscombe Lodge is how we are surrounded by the relaxing Liscomb River. Next to the Riverside Lodge and the Marina, the river is calm as it feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. However, when exploring further, you’ll notice the waterfalls and fast currents by our cottages and chalets.
While hiking on our Nova Scotia hiking trails, guests can view beautiful the man-made salmon ladder. The ladder consists of 15 pools which are separated by weirs and constructed to help restock Atlantic Salmon in the Liscomb River. The peak season for salmon is in July, so keep an eye out for spawning salmon when hiking at our Nova Scotia resort.
Nova Scotia traditionally enjoys the longest Atlantic Salmon season of any Canadian province. Beginning in early May and continues to the end of October. Atlantic Salmon are found in the Northern Atlantic Ocean and in the rivers that flow into the ocean. This is why Atlantic salmon are found in the Liscomb River as it flows directly out to the Atlantic Ocean.
While staying at our Nova Scotia Resort, guests can try fishing for salmon and other fish on our Marina. While canoeing or paddleboating along the river, you can spot fish jumping for the waters or otters hunting for food.
Freshly caught Atlantic salmon is our specialty and is served in our restaurant. At our Nova Scotia resort, we’re known for our famous planked Atlantic salmon which is smoked over an open fire next to the river. Join us in the Riverside Dining Room for stunning panoramic views on nature and the Liscomb River while you enjoy a freshly caught salmon dinner.