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The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail

The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail

    For a while, I have had this reoccurring thought that I needed to get out of my comfort zone. So when a friend asked me if I’d like to go back packing along the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail-I said sure. Back country camping was something I have been wanting to do, but …I’ll admit it.I was afraid of big furry beasties. Turns out, beasties were not the problem   [click_to_tweet tweet=”Let me just say this right off- the…

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3 Easy Trails in West Hants

3 Easy Trails in West Hants

Sometimes, you don’t want to struggle along a steep, rocky, long hike. Sometimes you just want a few kilometers outside in nature-I know I do, which is why I am sharing the information on these pretty easy trails in West Hants. Keep in mind, there are other great trails in West Hants, but today it’s gonna be these 3- Irishman’s Road, Smiley’s Provincial Park and the Salt Marsh Trail in Cheverie. Irishman’s Road Trail This is one of my oft…

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11 Bucket List Adventures to Make the Most of Summer

11 Bucket List Adventures to Make the Most of Summer

How often do we look so forward to summer and then-whoosh.It’s gone. It’s May and then September already. How the hell does that happen? I’ll tell you how. We don’t plan. I am the first to admit I love spontaneity. However, as much fun as that can be, without some sort of  a plan in place, the months just sort of slip by.

Winter Walk at Keji

Winter Walk at Keji

Anyone who knows me knows I love Kejimkujik National Park for all kinds of reasons. I can jump on my bike like a wild and fearless 11 year old and rock along the narrow trail from Slapfoot to  Jake’s Landing, pack a bologna sandwich and kayak traditional Mi’kmaq waterways, swim under a falls, hike an old growth forest, roast hot dogs under a canopy of stars , take in a night theater or a guided walk…so much to do. Keji is…

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Forest Lakes Trails -Hike to Cameron Lake

Forest Lakes Trails -Hike to Cameron Lake

Don’t you love Facebook events? It’s an opportunity to find trails I would probably never know about. This was the case on a recent frosty Sunday when a couple of  friends and I took advantage of a guided trail along the Forest Lakes Trail system in Ardoise. Forest Lakes is a country club with luxury seasonal and overnight housing rentals and real estate. Out of my price range ? Absolutely. No matter. The trails are open to everyone. I suspect…

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Atlantic View Trail

Atlantic View Trail

The Atlantic View Trail is located within the Halifax Regional Municipality near Lawrencetown -it stretches for almost 20  km round trip along the abandoned Musquodoboit trail bed and so far we have only done part of this beautiful coastal trail section – from the end of highway 207 just past Three Fathom Harbour Road in Porters Lake. Entrance can also be gained from the opposite end, at the Lawrencetown Community Centre.   I’d rate this trail as easy (find other…

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7 Great Ways to View The Fall Colors

7 Great Ways to View The Fall Colors

Updated Sept.2018 I love fall-everything is  brighter and crisper. No humidity. No mosquitoes. It makes me feel like actually DOING something. Not work. No. I mean fun things. And there are a lot of choices. Hikes. Kayaking. Just a drive with a stop for a quick fall picnic. Right now, leaves are just starting to turn in some spots. In another week or so and everything will be gor-ge-ous. So, here we go: Drive this Fall If you are out…

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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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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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