One of our outings in eastern Prince Edward Island was to Knox’s Dam on the Montague River.
During the first half of the last century, a hydroelectric power plant at the site provided electricity to the town of Montague. Prior to that, a grist mill was located there.
The buildings are long gone but the dam still stands in a peaceful green setting.
The sound of the water invites you to walk the rustic path to an area below the dam
where you can stand on a concrete block in the river to take photos or just take in the sights and sounds.
Along the path you pass a large fish ladder.
The girls, seven and five were fascinated with the ladder. We watched but there weren’t any fish to see in the ladder that day.
All six of us and the golden retriever, Georgie made it to the concrete block, with just enough room for all to stand. The water looked inviting to Georgie and she attempted to jump in.
I was lucky to have a tight grip on her lead and pulled her back. Standing there with the family, the sound of the water,
surrounded by green and the view of the falls, are all etched in my memory.
This location is a recreational area now,
with fishing a big part of the appeal. The setting alone was enough for us, a must see in the Montague area.