From Point Michaud, I continued on to Grand River. The sun was trying hard, but the clouds were still very much in place, if somewhat less black and threatening than they had been. In the spring, I had explored the Westside Grand River Road (a part of which is also known as the Indian Point Road) on the west side of the river and discovered that it was not possible to see the mouth of the Grand River without trespassing. This time, I decided to explore the Eastside Grand River Road, which begins on the Fleur-de-Lis Trail (St Peter’s-Fourchu Road) beside the church in Grand River and runs along the east side of the Grand River, continuing on to the Fleur-de-Lis Trail 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from L’Archevêque Harbour Road. Like the Westside Grand River Road, it has several very fine views of the river, especially as it approaches its mouth, but unlike the Westside Grand River Road, it also offers an excellent view of the area around the mouth of the Grand River.
In this view to the west, the hills are on the far side of the river. The land that runs from the far left to right of centre is a sand and silt bar that has built up across the mouth of the river over the years, leaving only a very narrow channel between the bar and the hills on the other side through which the river enters the Atlantic.
Again, the fall colours here are pretty subdued; the grass is brown and the leaves on several of the bushes have begun to change, though others still retain their summer greens. Nearly all of the trees are evergreens and so will stay as they are as the seasons progress.