Past Poll Results: Best Snowshoeing Destination: 1) Uniacke Estate Museum Park 2) Victoria Park 3) MacDonald Sports Park Favourite Winter Holiday Destination: 1) Long Lake Provincial Park. 2) Kearney Lake Trail System. 3) Tied – Fleming Park / Emera Skating Oval Best Spring Outing: 1) Duncan’s Cove. 2) Tied: High Head Trail, Long Lake Provincial Park, […]
360° View: Charlies Lake. 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 birds such as loons, osprey, and one of […]
Over the years I’ve accumulated lots of outdoor gear. Eventually, they fall into 3 categories. First: Gear that I rarely ever use due to size/weight/impracticality. Second: Poor quality gear that didn’t last more than an outing or two. Third: The holy grail of gear that has become an everyday carry and proven itself to be indispensable. […]
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. Itâ€™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.