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 outdoor adventures. I get plenty of traffic which results in many emails and interactions with tourists and locals alike. On a weekly basis, I get emails from tourists who are planning their trip to Halifax and ask me which areas they should explore. […]
“Spray Paint On White Pine” VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED Today I had a fantastic hike around Susie’s Lake. Happily lost most of the time. Towards the end of the hike I came to a spot I was familiar with, near the look-off and the prettiest part of the area. I was appalled to see some terrible […]
Based on the tragic incident that occured in Cape Breton 3 years ago, there has been much attention and discussion paid to coyotes in Nova Scotia. I often dismiss many of the stories I read in the local news about coyotes, as a topic that the media has jumped on-board with to grab people’s attention […]