Opinion Polls

halifax trails opinion polls

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, […]

Outdoor Winter Activities in Nova Scotia

Winter Activities in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Winter locations including locally maintained rinks, ponds & lakes for skating, toboggan hills, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing locations (including snowshoe lending & rentals).  Add a new location, or contact me.  Share your Winter fun on social media: #TakeTheRoofOffWinter Related Info – HRM Indoor Rink Open Public Skate Schedules – Cross Country Skiing Info – Ice Thickness Reports – Snowshoeing Basics […]

Nova Scotia Campgrounds, Hostels & Accomodations

Nova Scotia Campgrounds

Backpacking Hostels  | Provincial Park Campgrounds  |  Campgrounds  | B&B’s  Campground Weather & Bug Reports | Nova Scotia Forest Fire Index HalifaxTrails.ca – #Camping Parks & trails. Recommended For Nova Scotia’s Great Outdoors: Equipment | Tent Buying Guide | Essential Gear Guide “Bushcraft” YouTube Playlist (click the upper left-hand corner of the video to reveal the entire playlist). Subscribe to my YouTube channel Tweets about #NovaScotia […]

Birch Cove Rangers

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.