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Blomidon Provincial Park Hiking Trails

Blomidon Provincial park is a great micro adventure location as you have several options for activities. You can do some camping at the top of the Cape or walk the ocean floor at the day-use beach section.

On a cool spring day, we attempted the do the “big” loop starting at the bottom and hiking along sections of Joudrey, Loop, Woodlands and Borden Brook Trails. The total distance is close to 13kms and features a BIG uphill at the start, but once you reach the top, the elevation change is moderate with mostly flat for a lot of segments. You’ll be walking a section of the Joudrey trail along the campsite access roads.

Jodrey Trail
5.6 km (3.5 mi.) | Moderately Challenging Trail
The trail skirts 183 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs with numerous viewing stations overlooking the Minas Basin. The trail gradually climbs to 190 m, winding through a sugar maple, yellow birch and beech forest

Look-Off Trail
900 m (0.6 mi.)| Basic trail
The trail climbs through sugar maple and yellow birch forest reaches 160 m, offering views of the Minas Basin and Five Islands Provincial Park, 24 km (15 mi.) across the bay.

The Woodland Trail
2.5 km (1.3 mi.) | Basic trail
A pleasant walk through a mixed forest of sugar maple, yellow birch, white spruce and balsam fir.

Borden Brook Trail
3.5 km (2.2 mi.) | Moderately Challenging Trail
Located about halfway between the day-use area and the park office. The trail climbs to a height of 185 m crossing Borden Brook, with a short walk to a waterfall.

More about the park:
http://parks.novascotia.ca/content/blomidon-hiking-trails

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Hiking Liscomb River Trail

What better way than the view the fall foliage colors in Nova Scotia than to hike 8k in the deep wilderness that is at the doorstep of Liscomb Lodge along the Eastern Shore of the province.

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Sentinel Mountain – Baxter State Park

We spent three nights at Baxter State Park, once again camping at the cabins at Daicey Pond. Since this year, we shedded a lot of dead weight this year, so we decided to attack  the nearest summit from camp – Sentinel Mountain.

We opted to park at the day-use lot at Kidney Pond, signed in and started the roughly 10k of hiking. Most of the sign-in sheet had completed the trek a little over 4 hours, so we were interested to see if we could do the same.

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Cobequid Escarpment Hiking Trail

We travelled towards Economy Nova Scotia to do a 6km loop at the start of fall colors season.

The main trail we wanted to access was called Cobequid Escarpment, but it is a segment amongst the other trails within the system. Many would opt to hike the Kenomee Canyon or along Devil’s Bend trails. The common element is that you get to see Economy Falls.

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Castle Frederick Farms Hiking Trails

Tucked in behind Windsor, Nova Scotia and not far from the Martock ski hill, we started the first of many exploration hikes within the Castle Frederick Farms Hiking Trails.

The 2000 acre woodlot was recently put under a stewardship agreement with the Archaeological Land Trust of Nova Scotia to further protect the six archaeological sites and to further investigation.

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Rogart Mountain Hiking Trail

 A nice warm day and we decided to drive up to Sugar Moon Farms and hike this popular trail and some pancakes afterwards.

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Hike To Cape Split

Cape Split is one of the most spectacular hikes in Atlantic Canada, taking you to one of Nova Scotia’s most famous rock formations.

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Mi’kmawey Debert

We stopped by Debert, next to Truro and visited this recently developed interpretive trail.

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Bluff Wilderness Trail – Pot Lake

Nice big 8km hike along a wilderness trail, just minutes outside of Halifax. Decided to attempted the smallest hiking loop in the Bluffs, called Pot Lake loop. We parked the car at the closest parking lot and walked about 400m to the actual trailhead. We followed the BLT trail where you can either continue to Hubley or downtown Halifax.

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