near Duncans Cove, Nova Escòcia (Canada)
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This short loop explores the rocky shoreline along Duncan’s Cove. It is located 19 kilometres from Halifax within the Halifax Regional Municipality on the Chebucto Peninsula. Take the scenic route out there along Route 349. The area was named for Admiral Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, who defected the Dutch at the Battle of Camperdown. Historical records of the area suggest that the place was settled in 1752 by Simon Duntoyn. Many other families moved into the area lured by the fishing grounds along the North Atlantic. The area is home to lots of old military fortifications because of its proximity to Halifax Harbour. There’s also a lot of lighthouses along this “Lighthouse Route.” One of the most prominent and historic being the one at Chebucto Head that was built back in 1872. Other than hiking and photography, the area is good for whale watching during the months of January and February when pods of fin whales migrate through the area.