I get excited just thinking about all of the gems in this area that I have already discovered, or have yet to explore. The Armdale/Herring Cove/Purcell’s Cove is a huge area full of rugged landscapes, historic sites, and awesome dogventures just waiting to happen.
Whenever I have friends visit, I take them to Crystal Crescent Beach. It’s such a stunner. I’m talking bright sand and crystal blue waters. It’s easily the most beautiful beach (that I’ve been to) within an hour’s drive of the City. The beach isn’t huge, and it’s also well-used. This means it’s not very dog-friendly. There … Continue reading Crystal Crescent Beach
As of April 21, 2016, Long Lake Provincial Park offers two main options for dogventuring. St. Margaret’s Bay Road The first option is the well-known, well-loved trail system off of St. Margaret’s Bay Road. The dirt pathways wind through the woods, and lead to a beautiful swimming oasis for dogs and humans. When I lived in Halifax … Continue reading Long Lake Provincial Park
When I think of Duncan’s Cove, I think of rugged scenery, crashing waves, and solitude. This is your ideal trail for a long, quiet, uninterrupted hike on beautiful coastal N.S. Breathe in the salt air, watch the ocean do its thing, and remember why you love this Province. How to Get There From the Armdale Rotary, … Continue reading Duncan’s Cove
York Redout is an impressive National Historic Site situated on a bluff overlooking Ferguson’s Cove at the entrance to Halifax Harbour. While not technically off-leash, from Labour Day until the end of June, the park is closed for business, so it’s pretty deserted. It’s also a very cool place. You can hang out with your pooch and take … Continue reading York Redoubt
You may call it Sir Sandford Fleming Park, Dingle Park or just The Dingle. We’re calling it a surprise hit. You may call it Sir Sandford Fleming Park, Dingle Park or just The Dingle. We’re calling it a surprise hit. Check out the blog post to see why.
Dingle Park offers some great landscapes for a walk, jog or a sneaky game of fetch. It also has a pretty cool history.
Are you in need of a generous dose of salty air, crashing waves and coastal views? Then you need an afternoon at Herring Cove Provincial Park Reserve. It’s a treat for all of your senses. You’ll spend the 1-hour trek (approx. 30 minutes each way) meandering along the rocky coastline. This has been one of our favourite HRM hikes to … Continue reading Herring Cove Provincial Park Reserve
We have only experienced the first 3 kilometers of this 13-km trail. That portion was crushed gravel, nice and flat, shady, and pretty. So yes, the B.L.T. Trail is as delicious as it sounds. The trail is busy, so we don’t recommend disobeying the on-leash signs. But it’s great for jogging, because of the pleasing terrain, kilometer markers, … Continue reading Beechville Lakeside Timberlea (B.L.T.) Trail
The High Head Trail is part of an area known as the Dr. Bill Freedman Nature Reserve. I know I say this a lot, but this might be our favourite trail. The High Head Trail offers a varied terrain, without being overly challenging. The views are stunning. And at 4 kilometres each way, the High Head Trail … Continue reading High Head Trail