The Winter Off-Leash Sports Fields of Clayton Park

This week seems like an excellent time to talk about some good places to take your dog when there is literally so much snow you can’t even.

When there are no sidewalks and the snow is waist deep, giving your dog a daily dose of exercise can be challenging. This might be well and good if your dog doesn’t particularly like cold weather, but Dallas thrives in these conditions. She loves the snow so much. This means I have no reasonable excuse whatsoever to stay inside. Enter the off-leash sports fields.  Continue reading

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Halifax Peninsula HRM Off-Leash Sports Fields

Dogventures After Dark: Halifax Peninsula Edition

Sadly, Halloween is done for another year. Although we didn’t do much to celebrate, Dallas had lots of fun doing tricks for treats last night. And besides, we think the day after Halloween – November 1st – is even more exciting. Why is that? Well, it’s the day that many of HRM’s off-leash sports fields “open” for the season, of course.

We are recognizing Opening Day with our second edition of Dogventures After Dark. In this special post, we are pitting Halifax Peninsula’s four off-leash sports against each other in a head to head competition. We wanted to know which field is best for after-dark dogventures. Continue reading

Belchers Marsh Park in Clayton Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia Off-Leash Dog Friendly

Belchers Marsh Park Makes it Easy to Get Your Daily Dose of Nature

I continue to be amazed by all of the awesome places to go on dogventures right in our backyards. HRM has done a pretty great job of preserving lots of beautiful green space, even as it expands into the suburbs.

Take the Belchers Marsh Park for example. You probably wouldn’t expect to find a vibrant marsh and a pretty winding trail tucked in behind a bunch of apartment buildings in Clayton Park. Yet there it is.  Continue reading

Porters Lake Provincial Park Campground Off-Leash Dog Friendly

A Spontaneous Camping Trip to Our Very Favourite Campground

Every summer, we say we’re going to do more camping. And every summer, we end up being way too busy. Summer busy is a great kind of busy, don’t get me wrong. This summer in particular, we enjoyed lots of incredible adventures. But last weekend, we realized that September was here, and we had only gone camping twice. You might remember that we went hiking and camping at Blomidon Provincial Park for the May long weekend, and on Canada Day weekend, we went backcountry camping at Kejimkujik National Park. They were two awesome (and two very different) experiences. It just didn’t feel like enough. So on Saturday around lunchtime, when the weekend chores were done and we were trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the gorgeous day… the idea of a spontaneous one-night camping trip was born.  Continue reading