Now, the essay will hopscotch from Trout Brook Road to Hillside Road and back again, in order to show both sides of the Mira in this area as the essay moves to the northeast.
This upriver view from the Trout Brook Road shows the bridge across the Mira and the tree-shrouded village to its right, both known as Marion Bridge. The village is on the north bank of the Mira, where the steeple of the village church rises above the trees. The aforementioned unnamed ridge of mountains again serves as the backdrop for this view.
Below Marion Bridge, the Mira is wider than it was above, but still only a quarter of the width it had at Grand Mira. About 3 km (1.9 mi) downstream of Marion Bridge, the Mira squeezes through a channel about the same width as at Marion Bridge and immediately widens out again into what the Nova Scotia Groundwater Interactive Map labels as MacLeans Bay, more than 1 km (0.6 mi) across.