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Foraging for wild mushrooms along Nine Mile River hiking trails

By jcyr, on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

I wondered what was a good spot to explore in between Oakfield Provincial Park and Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. The area of Enfield and Elmsdale initially grew in the 1820's due to the railroad boom and the Shubenacadie Canal. We zoned in an area nine miles (16 kms) from Shubenacadie to explore at the Nine Mile River Multi-Use Trails.

A Winter Hike at Sackville Lakes

By acashin, on Fri, 3 Jan 2014 | 0 Comments

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Until last fall I hadn't thought of Sackville as a place to enjoy a bit of nature. That was before I discovered Sackville Lakes Provincial Park.

This past summer, the province of Nova Scotia designated the 292 hectare site along First and Second Lake in Lower Sackville as Sackville Lakes Provincial Park. The media buzz around this designation had me itching to lace up my hikers and check it out.

After enjoying a few summer and fall hikes throughout 2013, I knew it would make a wonderful spot for a winter hike.

The trails here are wide and are under a canopy of trees. As I enjoyed a winter hike through these trails, I felt as though I was truly in a winter wonderland.

 

Take a Right at Lunenburg to Gaff Point

By rfaulkner, on Fri, 15 Nov 2013 | 0 Comments

I was researching for a coastal hike, I stumbled upon this place called Gaff Point. There was some recent trail building work and a surge from hiking & outdoor groups were planning outings. This sudden interest deserved a more detailed visit with my hiking buddy - Keji the Black Lab.

Getting there was fairly easy, just head for UNESCO old town of Lunenburg, but hang a right and continue along route 332, a few kilometers past another place of interest: Ovens Natural Park.

 

Hiking Admiral Lake Loop

By rfaulkner, on Wed, 11 Sep 2013 | 0 Comments

On a cool morning, we decided to hike the Admiral Lake Loop - a 10km trail part of the Musquodoboit Traillway Association. We opted to do the trail clockwise, keeping the steep elevation until the end. That meant an easy 4km along the converted rails to trails towards Bayer Lake to start with. This section had the lake on one side and granite cliffs on the other.

 

Hiking Rogart Mountain Trail

By rfaulkner, on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 | 0 Comments

What better way to entice your friends than to propose a hike with pancakes and maple syrup!

 

Our Annual Cape Split Hike

By clareandlinda, on Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | 0 Comments

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We like to hike Cape Split at least once a year, and the last few times we have made sure we take friends who have never hiked it before.

Hiking around York Redoubt

By rfaulkner, on Mon, 6 May 2013 | 0 Comments

Just a few minutes from the Armdale Rotary in Halifax, you can visit an interesting location where you can learn about Halifax's military history and where you can spend a few hours roaming the coastline.

I'm talking about York Redoubt, a National Historic Site, which is mostly a self-guided tour of the site. I decided to drop in on a foggy & windy day during shoulder season to check out the sights.

 

 

A geocaching goldmine

By dtrefry, on Tue, 9 Apr 2013 | 0 Comments

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Yarmouth is home to the man who holds the Canadian record for hiding the most geocaches. Ervin Olsen (Ervined) likes to think of them as 1,213 different adventures and he takes pride in where he places his geocaches. He also has a particular goal in mind when he decides where to place them: helping geocachers discover more about the Yarmouth area.

My Nova Scotia Bucket List

By clareandlinda, on Thu, 11 Oct 2012 | 0 Comments

Duncans Cove 2012.jpgLast spring I was talking with a friend from Ottawa who now calls Nova Scotia her home. We were discussing fun things to do for afternoon and weekend trips in Nova Scotia. I shared some ideas with her, and I could not believe how many things she had not tried or experienced yet. She told me she was going to start a Nova Scotia bucket list! I thought what a great idea; from all of the festivals, beaches, historical sites, food, music, tours, national and provincial parks, wild rugged coasts to beautiful inland treasures of all kinds, I couldn't wait to start my own.