Tag: outdoors

Travel planning: Backcountry Camping in Keji

By yogie, on Wed, 5 Feb 2014 | 0 Comments

It's been too long since we have been to Nova Scotia. Although we have been visitors many times, we still love to come back. There are still so many places we didn't visit and so many things we'd still love to do!

A Winter Hike at Sackville Lakes

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

P1010090-001.JPG

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.

 

Christmas magic in Frost Park

By dtrefry, on Mon, 23 Dec 2013 | 0 Comments

DSC_8571.jpg

A Christmas wonderland sparkles like a jewel in the crown of a town that has centuries of seafaring history. Thousands of LED lights are wrapped around the branches of the tall ancient trees in Yarmouth's Frost Park. Giant presents are stacked at the base of the 150-year-old, three tier fountain, draped in a mantle of gauzy brightness. Even the gazebo, where Th'YARC's strolling carolers charm the crowds, beams golden in the landscape.

Trip to Fundy Shore to Say "Hi" at Low Tide

By BayOfFundy, on Tue, 19 Nov 2013 | 0 Comments

kidwalktoisland.jpg

It was the first school in-service day of the year and my son Jaden and daughter Lienna welcomed the leisurely start to their day off. They were content watching some morning television so I decided to enjoy my coffee by the computer to explore the feasibility of a little adventure that I had in mind.

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.

 

Halloween Fun in Nova Scotia

By lasteeleworthy, on Fri, 25 Oct 2013 | 0 Comments

AD3V8996.jpg

Halloween is just around the corner and whether you prefer tricks or treats, there's something to delight ghouls and goblins of all ages. From family friendly pumpkin parades to the scariest of haunted houses, here's a few Halloween treats to check out.

 

From our community: Fall in Nova Scotia

By lasteeleworthy, on Tue, 24 Sep 2013 | 0 Comments

Nova Scotia Tourism Cape Breton in Fall.jpg

The end of summer in Nova Scotia is just the start of another amazing season. Heading out on a road trip among the bright yellows, oranges, and reds is one of our favourite things to do. Our annual Leaf Watch keeps track of where the leaves look their most colourful and give us inspiration to head out in search of the best fall has to offer. From to a day trip to the Annapolis Valley to pick apples to a weekend getaway to drive the Cabot Trail, there's no shortage of things to do in fall

But you don't have to take our word for it, find out what our Facebook and Twitter community have to say about their favourite things about fall in Nova Scotia.

 

Beachcombing for Crystals in Harbourville

By acashin, on Mon, 16 Sep 2013 | 0 Comments

P1010318.JPG On a sunny day in Harbourville the beaches sparkle. Typical Nova Scotia beaches sparkle when the sun reflects on the sand. In Harbourville, the sparkle is generated from the many gems embedded in the stones that line the shore.

From our community: Nova Scotia's favourite way to eat blueberries

By sviera, on Thu, 25 Jul 2013 | 0 Comments

Nova-Scotia-Blueberries-harvested.jpg

Cultivated blueberries are headed to stores and that means wild blueberries aren't too far behind. Blueberries are an important part of summer in Nova Scotia - the taste of a blueberry right off the bush or in your favourite dessert easily conjures up memories of summer vacations. Whether it's a grandmother's recipe or that blueberry pie purchased at a Farmer's Market you dream of, just about everyone has a favourite way to eat blueberries.

During last year's blueberry season, we asked our Facebook community for their favourite ways to eat blueberries and we definitely got a few ideas for this upcoming blueberry season. We even got a few recipes to try.

 

Our Annual Cape Split Hike

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

Cape Split Sign - photo-1.jpg

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.

Pages