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5 Beaches Worth a Visit this Winter

5 Beaches Worth a Visit this Winter

Updated March 13 2019 As I write this, Nova Scotia is suffering through an intense cold spell-  minus 12 but feeling like minus 20.  Snow is expected to start in an hour or so. The last thing you’d probably be thinking about is checking out any of our beaches. But we Nova Scotians are hardy people. And not only that, there are myriad reasons to avoid staying cooped up all winter. In winter, getting outside as much as possible;e help…

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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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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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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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