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Hiking Nature

Charlie – Halifax Tree People

360° View: Charlies Lake. Map    Trail Guide   Photos      Charlie stands on the Northern shore of his lake, facing East because he loves watching the sunrise from the end of the lake. He wakes up early to watch the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area come alive, with over 150 species of […]

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Hiking Nature

Hobsons Lake Harry – Halifax Tree People

360° View: Hobsons Brook Falls            Harry may look somewhat uncomplicated and inarticulate, but his favourite topic of discussion involves the complex and dynamic natural interactions he sees on a daily basis. Hobsons Brook falls is a Lotic (flowing water) system of interactions between biotic (living) things like plants, animals, micro-organisms […]

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Nature Nova Scotia

Open Letter To HRM Council: Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Park

     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. […]

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Guides Hiking Nova Scotia

Top 5 Fall Hikes in Halifax, Nova Scotia

5. Blue Mountain Hiking Trail      This area was historically in flux with logging and was once a proposed open-pit quarry.  Encroached upon by nearby development,  it now hopes to become the cornerstone of a long-promised urban wilderness park (help these people make it happen).      The trail is completely unmarked, rugged and not […]