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 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 […]
(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 […]
My latest excursion was to a place that I had heard good things about but never been. With a new camera begging to be taken on a tour. I decided to check it out. The trail, like many throughout the province, is not marked or signed very well. Once you pull onto Duncan’s Cove Road, […]