Parks & Trails

First Fairy Door Trail Opens in Halifax

First Fairy Door Trail Opens in Halifax

Have you ever been out on a walk in the woods and stumbled upon a tiny fairy house or door? We have once or twice and it was such a fun surprise! Some members of a Spryfield forest school took it one step further and created the very first dedicated fairy door trail in the city. Imagine the magic and fairy dust swirling around this little metropolis!

Shubie Park in Dartmouth

Shubie Park in Dartmouth

Our pick for this week's Family Fun adventure is Shubie Park. Forty acres of forest filled with winding trails, local wildlife, charming bridges, a sandy beach, and a fascinating locks and canal system makes up Shubie Park in Dartmouth and it is a guaranteed hit with our family.

Chasing Halifax's Waterfalls

Chasing Halifax's Waterfalls

My favourite time to go on waterfall hikes is now, in the late autumn, when we are stuck between the beauty of the leaves changing and before the snow starts to fall regularly. Waterfalls work as a great motivator to get outside and continue to enjoy nature, when it’s looking less than its best and hibernation is looking really tempting.

Family Bike Ride: Salt Marsh & Atlantic View Trails

Family Bike Ride: Salt Marsh & Atlantic View Trails

This route is one of the prettiest trails in the HRM, in my opinion, boasting stunning ocean views, shady treed areas and even a farm at one point. It’s the eastern shore rolled up into one gorgeous package with a saltwater bow on top.

Exploring the Bedford-Sackville Connector

Exploring the Bedford-Sackville Connector

On one side of this trail runs a highway, so close you can see drivers slurping their morning coffee and rocking out to their car tunes. On the other side is the Canadian Forces Rifle Range with a steady stream of bullets firing from it. But, wait! Stay with me....

Cycling Through Sackville Lakes

Cycling Through Sackville Lakes

I’ve just spent two days travelling with my husband and children, sitting in a car for hours on end, which is a great motivator for me to go play in the woods. I need some time to recharge so I’ve decided to bike the 15-kilometre round trip trail system within the 700-acre Sackville Lakes Provincial Park (better known as First and Second Lake Trails).