I made some major changes to my life in 2017; I quit my job in February, then enrolled in college and got myself a part time job on the weekends. I never have a day off so to find time to do my favorite things like hiking has been difficult. After going 7 days a week for over a month I finally found a day to go for a hike!
I thought there would be no better place than the Salt Marsh Trail to take in the change of season.
Shades of green, yellow and red.
The apples on the tree were impossible to reach!
There’s an entrance to this trail from Lawrencetown town which I have not done yet, I think I’ll head there soon!
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!
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!
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.