Wanderlust Journal 13 – Lake Micmac 

My longtime friend from school invited me to go boating. It was so much fun! 

There is a bridge that separates Lake Banook from Lake Micmac. Under the bridge is a gang of pigeons. So, should you ever go there, cover your head! 

We decided we were going to explore one of the islands on the Lake. 

The Island was mostly a small forest in the middle of the lake. It was pretty easy to walk around, with nice views. 

One last shot before leaving the island on the lake in the middle of the city. 


Wanderlust Journal 12 – Crystal Crescent Beach 

Crystal blue water, and three small beaches. The first two clothed, the last one nude. I didn’t make it to the third beach! But I did enjoy the first one. 

The sand is so soft. It feels amazing on the feet! The sand dunes are quite nice as well. This beach looks almost tropical in ways. 

There’s paths to each beach and you can go wander off into the woods onto other paths.  

I have yet to swim in this beach, I hear it is one of the coldest. It was a great little visit, and totally worth checking out the clear waters and soft sand. 

Wanderlust Journal 11 – Salt Marsh Trail

It was love at first sight. I came back three days in a row! 

The first day I came here it was foggy with a little rain. Look at this amazing view. There’s a sign just before the first bridge that explains there used to be a train that transported goods over the bridge back in the old days. 

The Marsh has a lot of seagulls. They fish here all day long, it’s interesting to watch. 

Just as you enter and leave the park, you may see these guys, and they’re big! 

Day 2: Confirmed – Seagull territory! I felt like I needed a secret password to cross the bridge!  

Day 3: Cool find #1 – The infamous red chair made into a birdhouse.

Cool find #2: I love the pattern as the water meets the sand, and the lines in the sand. For some reason the lines in the sand reminds me of Mars! 

This place is amazing. I’ve been here quite a few times since I took these pictures and I have many more to post. This place has become my absolute favorite trail in all of Halifax!

Wanderlust Journal 10 – Laurie Park 

I came here just before the park opened for the season. If you’re coming during the off season, you have to park your car in the front parking lot, or if during high season you can bring your car in to one of the spots with a picnic table for day use. 

There are a variety of spots, my personal favorite are the ones by the lake. There are some that have picnic tables almost in the water! 

There’s also a variety of paths you can walk. It’s good for moderate walkers as there’s some hills. 

As mentioned, I came during off season so there weren’t a lot of people. It was quite peaceful. 

Laurie Provincial Park is great for bird watchers, which I’ve recently become more interested in during my hikes.

As I was walking towards the lake there were several chirping birds along the way, that made this a memorable day! 

Wanderlust Journal 9 – Peggy’s Cove

The mission: Eat at Sou’Wester Restaurant and explore Peggy’s Cove. Mission accomplished: Amazing day! 

We were craving fish & chips, and I must say, these were one of the best I’ve had at the Sou’Wester Restaurant. Highly recommend, with the best views while you eat. 

Stop for a photo just outside the restaurant of the old British style phone booth! It looks like it must have been hit by many Peggy’s Cove storms, the door isn’t on it anymore!

The iconic lighthouse stands upon giant rocks…and more giant rocks! 

I’ve always wondered what it looked like inside the lighthouse! So I took a peek inside. You can also google “Inside Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse” and you’ll find a video by Macleans Magazine of a quick tour of the lighthouse. Here’s the link: 


And here’s my peek inside!

It’s so much fun to jump from rock to rock. You can get a really great workout, or even pick a spot to relax in the sun and take in the ocean views. This place is huge, although always lots of people you can find a spot. 

I like walking around the fishing village. There’s so many shops, a cute café, as well as an ice cream shop. I especially like the docks, the water is so clear you can see everything perfectly. 

Peggy’s Cove is a highlight of Halifax, Nova Scotia. If you come to visit, you really should take a few hours to come check this place out, and the drive here is quite scenic, so well worth the trip! 

Wanderlust Journal 8 – Lawrencetown Beach 

I guess we all need a little solo time. I’m on a major health kick, and hiking has become one of my favourite things to do. 

I came out to Lawrencetown Beach to walk the paths that lead to the beach. As many times as I’ve been here I’ve never done this before.

It was so nice to hear the sound of waves while walking in an area I didn’t really give much attention to before. 

After reaching my goal, I went toward the beach and found a nice spot to relax on the rocks.

The sun beating down on me, I looked left, I looked right and there was no one in sight! This never happens! 

It was amazing! It was the most solitude I’ve had in a while, and at my favorite place. It was perfection. 

I stayed there on the rocks for about 30 minutes before I saw some surfers and dog walkers. That moment was meant just for me, I suppose. And how great of a moment it was. 

Wanderlust Journal 7 – MacCormacks Beach 

Explore the shore for rocks and shells. The sand is so soft, the water so cold. 

I suppose it is the ocean afterall, but as an ocean lover I’ve been patiently waiting for warm ocean swimming. 

Beach posts and sunsets…Were these posts always here? I don’t remember them from last year. I like them, it gives me a vibe of a beach I’ve seen but never been. 

I’m here a lot. The boardwalk has become my health and fitness track. I can’t imagine a better place to work out. 

Wanderlust Journal 6 – Victoria Park

This was my first time at Victoria Park, Truro, Nova Scotia, and let me tell you there are some treasures to be found here! 

Probably the most exciting thing about this park was walking in and knowing there would be waterfalls but not quite knowing what the extent of the waterfalls would be. A random trip suggested by a friend the night before, I didn’t have time to do any research, but knowing there would be waterfalls was good enough for me! 

This is a great park for exercise as the trails are a mix of different terrain. There are a lot of steep hills and a lot of stairs, such as Jacobs Ladder! 

There are two parts to the ladder. When you make it up the first part there is an area to rest and then the next part is just a bit smaller. It’s quite a challenge to make it up the this ladder without taking a break. 

I’ve been working out a ton and lost 15 lbs recently and I was certain my newly built stamina would get me to the top but I definitely had to take a break! But that’s the fun part of the challenge to try again next time! 

During our hike we came across the wishing well. What a cool find! What did I wish for? Well, that’s a secret! 

There’s a ton to see in this huge park. Lots of different trails, a few waterfalls, and different places to sit to take in the amazing views. We spent a few hours here and walked just over 9 klm. 

Wanderlust Journal 5 – The Valley

The first stop was the view of the Grand-Pré landscape. You get to this spot by driving Old Post Road and there’s a look off that you can park your vehicle and take in the spectacular view. The church in the picture is the Grand-Pré national historic site. (We’ll give photo credit to my mom on the perfectly placed tree pic below.)

We spotted rows of Apple Blossom trees from the road in Wolfville. So we stopped to check them out. 

We then stopped in at Hennigar’s Farm Market. It’s not your typical farmers market as we were surprised to find a small nature park in the back with goats, bunnies, a crowing rooster, a trail and about 100 Koi fish in the pond. 

The walk around the Town of Wolfville was pretty cool. It’s a quaint little town buzzing with students and cute little shops. I could smell Tans coffee from quite a distance! Check out the Acadia Theatre, the train tracks by the water, and of course the harbour front, which is the Minas Basin that connects to the Bay of Fundy. 

The Grand Pre National Historic Site was beautiful. The few people that were there were leaving as we arrived. There’s a path that takes you around the building. There’s so much to see but here’s my favourites, a small taste of what you will find. 

The historic site is on a long stretch of road. We decided to take a random left turn to see what would happen. We found a sign that said “Evangeline Beach.” So we followed the signs that lead us to this…

Another random turn led us to these these beautiful cows before heading to the Just Us coffee shop on the main road before heading on the highway back home. 

The valley in Nova Scotia is truly worth a visit. I know there’s still more for me to explore so I’ll be back again!