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 some of my favourite outdoor experiences. I get plenty of traffic which results in many emails and interactions with tourists and locals alike. On a weekly basis I will get emails from tourists who are planning their trip to Halifax, and ask me which areas […]
If Polar Bear Dips Aren’t Your Thing, Take A Hike! There’s no better way to start the new year than getting out and breathing in the fresh, crisp New Year’s air. If you over-indulged in New Year’s Eve celebrations, fear not. These hikes have just the right exertion-to-enjoyment ratio and are the best all-natural cure […]
Dog parks, walking trails, sports fields, and active transport. The Halifax Mainland Common, located in Clayton Park, has been recently upgraded. Back in January, the city moved to replace off-leash dog facilities from Africville Park to a different location. After consultations with a very engaged public, the Halifax Mainland Common was chosen as the site […]