Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality Guide Book

by Michael Haynes (Goose Lane Editions)
Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality  by Michael Haynes

168pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0864926146

Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality guarantees delightful excursions to all who love the outdoors. Michal Haynes presents 25 beautiful, well-tended, easily-accessible trails. Some are urban and park paths and abandoned railway lines. Others are well-developed nature trails across coastal beaches, through woods, and along lakeshores, rivers, and the Shubenacadie Canal. A chart shows which trails are best for running and for wheelchairs or strollers. Maps and nuggets of information about wildlife, vegetation, geology, or history enhance each trail description.

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Trails from the "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 27.
... Preview: The trail around Abraham Lake, deep in the heart of the Liscomb Game Sanctuary, was constructed because of its stands of mature hemlock and red spruce. In 2006, the Abraham Lake Nature Reserve, owned ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Upper Musquodoboit, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.75
... Preview: If you like rocks in large volume, particularly granite, then this is the trail for you. Although possibly the most challenging hike found in this book, the Admiral Lake Loop comes with my highest rec ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Head of Chezzetcook, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.25
... Preview: Known as the “Original Main Street” of Bedford, the Sackville River in the spring enjoys impressive runs of gaspereau, eel, sea trout, and even the occasional Atlantic salmon. The Bedford Sackville Co ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
East Lawrencetown, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Charles L. MacDonald Sports Park is a wonderful network of wide, well-maintained trails near Waverley, situated in a narrow strip of wooded land bounded by Highway 102 and Lake Thomas. This park ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Fall River, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.75
... Preview: Home to the annual Beach Sand Sculpture Contest, Clam Harbour is a popular destination on hot summer weekends. With its wide, long beach and relatively easy coastal trail, Clam Harbour is an excellent ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Lake Charlotte, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Once the site of the Poor’s Farm for the “harmless insane,” this 160 ha (400 ac) property, dotted with gentle hills and bordering on the Cole Harbour Salt Marsh, is now a provincial park, and boasts a ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Cole Harbour, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The Crowbar Lake Hiking Trail is located in the Waverley- Salmon River Long Lake Wilderness Area, a rugged pocket of pristine lakes, high granite ridges, and diverse vegetation, including old-growth p ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Porters Lake, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Although connected, I have broken this trail into two routes so that each may remain less than 10 km (6.25 mi) in length. This attractive pathway, following the shores of lakes Banook and Micmac, is v ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.75
... Preview: Opened in the mid-1980s, Dollar Lake is almost 1,200 ha (3,000 ac) in area. It contains more than 100 camping sites and is crisscrossed by innumerable logging roads and game trails. There are almost 1 ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Wyses Corner, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Do not be deceived by the short distance of this walk; it is a killer! (Maybe not literally, but those with known heart issues might want to consider something less challenging.) Simply put, this trai ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Hemlock Ravine is considered by many to be one of the finest parks in the city. Located near the former northern boundary of Halifax, these 81 ha (200 ac) of wooded preserve are tucked amid one of the ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Halifax, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Lawrencetown Beach has become extremely popular with surfers. Even in winter it is common to observe several of these enthusiastic individuals, covered from head to toe in their high-tech insulating s ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
East Lawrencetown, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.75
... Preview: Well known to local residents and dog walkers, Long Lake Provincial Park, bounded on three sides by major paved roads, can be reached by car from downtown Halifax in minutes. The park is sandwiched be ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Halifax, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Following a major power line for most of its length, the Mainland North Linear Parkway is a major active transportation and recreational resource in the rapidly changing district of Halifax between Du ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: Martinique is much like any beach stroll, except that the waves are often exceptionally powerful and loud, particularly during fall storms or offshore hurricanes, when they can break over the dunes. ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This is a good place to learn more about Nova Scotia’s flora and fauna. Interpretive sites describe subjects ranging from common tree species to bird nesting boxes. The 80 ha (200 ac) woodlot with its ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Middle Musquodoboit, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This hiking trail has been in existence for more than 30 years, maintained by Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited. It is far enough away from the urban centre of the city that it provides relatively ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Fall River, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The best-known outdoor recreation site in Halifax, Point Pleasant Park is always full of runners, people walking their dogs, and casual strollers enjoying the matchless scenery of the entrance to Hali ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The first part of the walk is an old road that is fairly wide, reasonably dry, and comfortable for almost anybody. Once you leave the road, the footing becomes more challenging and the grades a little ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
West Dover, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The Salt Marsh Trail is one of the most popular and beautiful coastal walks available in Nova Scotia. Considering the abundant natural beauty of Nova Scotia, that might seem like an unsupportable clai ... From the guidebook "Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality"
Cole Harbour, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 5

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