BROWN'S POINT, PICTOU
As you probably know, Brown's Point is the location where the Ship Hector landed in Pictou County in 1773. It is a short distance from the Town of Pictou, along the Jitney Trail. What you may not know is that this location was formerly the site of a train station, when the trains still came across the tracks over the harbour and into Pictou. The tracks are all gone now but the pathways are now part of the Jitney Trail system. I recently collaborated with Michelle Young with the Town of Pictou to come up with improved signage along the Trail to let visitors know how to find Brown's Point. New directional signs will soon be installed at several entry points, ie downtown Pictou, on Browns' Point Road, and at the trail entrance in Lyons' Brook (by the bridge). Look for photos of these new signs in the next newsletter, on Facebook and on the blog.
It's a beautiful walk down the Jitney Trail to Brown's Point at any time of year.