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.
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 there […]
(My “Autumn” playlist of videos from my YouTube Channel. Click the upper left-hand corner of the video to reveal the entire playlist). 5. Blue Mountain While this area is in constant flux due to logging and development, and completely unmarked, the hike to the top of Blue Mountain is still one of my favourite places to […]