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New Harmony Road

Location: New Harmony (Northeast of Souris, one of the finest scenic heritage roads in the section of the New Harmony Road (Rte. 303) that runs from the Greenvale Road to the Tarantum Road (Rte. 304) for a distance of 1.2 km.)

Wonderful hardwoods, interspersed with softwood, combine to form a leafy canopy where sunlight dapples onto this rich clay passage, creating a brilliant green "tunnel". On the eastern side of the road the Provincial Department of Energy and Forestry operates a demonstration woodlot, which lends an educational aspect as well as aesthetic appeal. Visitors are welcome to tour this site. Once part of a thriving agricultural community where French, Irish, English and Scottish nationalities settled, most of the farmland has been reclaimed by woodland. Today the road is used as an access to property, and a scenic drive and shortcut to the north shore. During Prohibition years, the remoteness of the road made it a prized location for rumrunners to hide illegal cargo unloaded from boats lying off the north shore.

" Cycling Scenic Heritage Roads "

Discover 16 scenic Heritage roads that were carved from red clay and hardwood forests well before the first bicycle was invented. These clay roads meander through farmland and woodland and provide an excellent opportunity to experience nature at its best. Steep hills and wet areas are common, these roads should be avoided in the spring when snow and ice are still melting and mud is a problem. Keep in mind that many of these routes are still used by farmers with large machinery and caution is advised.