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Two Easy Walks within the Municipality of Clare

Two Easy Walks within the Municipality of Clare

Hubby can not read a map.Don’t tell him I said so, but he miscalculated the time it would take to travel to a little off the beaten path place called Kemptville about 40 km east of Yarmouth. Actually, we never did get there, but we did discover a lovely little park on Wentworth Lake, with a short trail, one of two easy walks within Municipality of Clare that we’ve checked of our list of gazillions of walks and hikes  we…

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Hiking the Gibraltar Rock Trail

Hiking the Gibraltar Rock Trail

We stumbled across this trail when taking a drive to Musquodobit and wanted to get out and stretch our legs-all 8 of them-we had the dog with us. Now, I will freely admit I am not much for hiking converted rail beds, preferring something more woodsy or along the water. So, when we spied the sign for the Gibraltar Rock Trail Loop, we decided it may be fun. And it was fun. Fun as in up and up and up some…

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Almost All You Need to Know about the Harvest Moon Trail

Almost All You Need to Know about the Harvest Moon Trail

Feature photo compliments of We’re Outside 465 Main St, Wolfville *all rights to all posts belong to Hello Weekend.Please don’t copy without permission. Harvest Moon Trail East to West  The Harvest Moon Trail officially opened last fall, after the section from Grand Pre to Wolfville was complete, and was the culmination of 20 years of sweat equity from volunteers and stakeholders to make it happen. The trail snakes throughout the heart of our beautiful Annapolis Valley  for 110 km, from Grand…

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22 Things to Pack When You are Planning a Day Hike

22 Things to Pack When You are Planning a Day Hike

The 1st rule of planning a day hike is safety-that of yours and others.But first, yours. If something happens -God Forbid-to you, you won’t be able to help anyone else. Although I’ve been hiking for years, I’ll admit I’m pretty new to this- be -prepared – and – cram – all – this -stuff in- your -backpack- and- lug -it- with -you – all -day thing. So, I’m preparing to do the  Cape Chignecto Eatonville day hike very soon.I’m consulting…

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Two Easy Walks in Pictou County

Two Easy Walks in Pictou County

Pictou County is lovely, not matter if you are strolling along the Jitney Trail in Pictou, the Samson Trail running waterfront in New Glasgow or taking an easy hike in Trenton Park-which I must admit I had never heard of until I took my Hiking Leader course there recently. Trails are everywhere! It’s like a treasure hunt every day of the week. If only I had more time….. Samson Trail From what I have gleaned about the New Glasgow trails,…

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Returning to Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct

Returning to Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct

Hubby tells me it’s been 17 years since we last scrambled our way along the trail to Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct. He was 50. I would have been 46. Yes, we are THAT old. Over 2500 years ago, the now submerged sections of  Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct was home to ancestors of the Mi’kmaq . Since then, it’s rocky and barren landscape lent itself to few successful  occupations, however foundations of  a large sheep farm  are still found along the trails . You’ll find…

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Two Easy Hikes in the Halifax Regional Municipality

Two Easy Hikes in the Halifax Regional Municipality

I have been exploring new trails as much as I can just lately-and why not- in a couple weeks I go back to my real job 🙂 Just this past week I was able to explore what I consider a couple of pretty easy hikes in HRM Easy Hikes # 1 Hemlock Ravine Park Trails My friend Joan and I walked about 4.5 km of the 5 km Hemlock Ravine Park trails,located on Kent Avenue off the Bedford Highway. Apparently,…

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There’s Snow ! Get out the Snowshoes!

There’s Snow ! Get out the Snowshoes!

If you want to find out how out of shape you are-just strap on a pair of snowshoes and slog through six inches of newly fallen snow. Today was my first chance at getting out-I was happy to do so, because I’ve been waiting all winter for enough snow to get out with my shoes. I like snow-there I’ve said t and I am not taking it back!. I didn’t go too far, but it was bloody hard work. What…

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Winter Walk to Crystal Falls

Winter Walk to Crystal Falls

Today was positively balmy for a January day with temperatures above freezing-a welcome relief from the bone chilling weather  we experienced last week. So, we decided to try and get down to Crystal Falls, just south of Greenwood. I don’t recommend it this time of year if there is ice or snow on the ground. Don’t get me wrong. The walk up to the point of descending to the falls was fine. The snow wasn’t deep at all, and it…

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A January Stroll Along Avonport Dykes

A January Stroll Along Avonport Dykes

We are hunkering down for an impending storm here in Nova Scotia- some places are threatened with up to 40 cm of snow. There may be power outages.,blowing snow and freezing rain.There WILL be nasty roads,all starting within the next 12 hours. Sounds like a good time to huddle in where’s it is nice and cozy. But before that-we have the calm before the storm. It’s a beautiful sunny day and the temperatures have risen to about -3. Positively balmy….

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