Over the years I’ve accumulated lots of outdoor gear. Eventually they fall into 3 categories. First is gear that is rarely ever used. Second is gear that I’ve bought and learned that spending more money on higher quality would have been the wise move. Third is the holy grail; gear that has become an everyday […]
That amazing meal you had probably tasted better than it looked on your instagram feed, and no one really cares about the 50th picture of your pet. It’s time to up your Instagram game. Luckily Nova Scotia is full of amazing places for that.
By now, hopefully you have heard about the ongoing struggle to protect the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes wilderness area. This idea of being a ranger of an as yet non existent park, was the creation of local artist Jennifer MacLatchy. Back in 2013 she began the blog “Birch Cove Ranger” which is a great educational and entertaining exploration of the area. I first became aware of her work as I visited one of my favourite spots in Halifax, the Susies Lake lookoff, or “flagpole hill” as it’s otherwise known.
I run a website which helps people find and explore some of my favourite outdoor experiences. I get plenty of traffic which results in many emails and interactions with tourists and locals alike. On a weekly basis I will get emails from tourists who are planning their trip to Halifax, and ask me which areas […]
No more pulling over in sketchy areas not meant for parked cars to get your canoe or kayak into Long Lake Provincial Park. Atlantic Developments, Polycorp, the government of Nova Scotia, with consultations from the volunteer group the Long Lake Provincial Park Association have teamed up to build proper access off of Northwest Arm Drive, […]
If you’ve never tried snowshoeing before, you’re missing out. If you like hiking, but do a lot less of it in winter, snowshoeing is the answer to get you back outdoors. It’s fantastic exercise, and a simple way to get out and explore what makes winter enjoyable. The great thing about snowshoeing is that […]