We talk about finding wilderness trails not far from the city, yet we don’t mention the Crowbar Hiking Trail system, just next to Porters Lake, barely a 20 min drive from downtown Halifax. This was a 6k out & back along the Porters Lake & Spriggs Brook trail until the bridge to cross the stream.
The mountain near Lake Major was named after a tragic event in 1842 where two girls wandered off and died of exposure. These little girls came to be known as the “Babes in the Woods,” and were buried at the cemetery at the Woodlawn United Church as they were found, laid together in one coffin. […]