hiking

Forest Deep

I don’t know what I was thinking; Sometimes my spontaneity takes me a little too far into the woods!

I was walking in the Cole Harbour Heritage Park. There’s multiple paths you can take, and if you stay on the man made paths you will eventually make a loop.

However, this fine day, while taking one of the man made paths that I haven’t taken before, I saw a path in the bushes that lead to the woods.

I’m curious and figured I’ve hiked enough, I’ll be just fine, I decided to take the path and see what would happen!

Walking through the path the grass was long and the bush was thick. Maybe I should’ve turned back when I came across a large tree down blocking the path that I had to climb over, or the second large tree, or when my fear of ticks took over but no, I kept going.

I was about to climb over one more down tree when a bird that I’m not familiar with squawked very loudly at me from another tree. It startled me so badly, I screamed! This is when I finally decided to turn back. I felt like it was a sign.

When I turned back, this was my view. Green everywhere. I knew to just go straight, but really, I had no idea where I was going to end up in the first place; by the water was my guess. But I hadn’t considered what wild animal I might come across, or maybe a weirdo in the woods!

When I got back on the main path there was a small bird bouncing along. This little bird bounced along until I was back to a familiar area, where I continued on with my hike, which was not as adventurous as the start of it!

Atlantic View Trail

I have been so busy with school and work that I haven’t had anytime to spend doing what I love most – hiking & exploring. I decided that it was time that I make time.

After many drives to lawrencetown, I would look off into the distance and see a trail. So, I decided on this fall day to check it out. To my surprise, this trail runs through a horse stable.

It was so beautiful; green grass for the horses. What a nice start to the hike!

I eventually came to a road, that would take me away from the Atlantic View Trail and turn into the Salt Marsh Trail. It was a cold day, so I decided to walk back. I found this dock with a bench. I bet it’s a nice place to relax in the summer.

Oh hey!

The ocean wasn’t far; I could just slightly hear the sound of waves, which made this a peaceful hike.

Wanderlust Journal 19 – Salt Marsh Trail Fall Hike 

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!

Fall feelings…

There’s an entrance to this trail from Lawrencetown town which I have not done yet, I think I’ll head there soon!

Daily Journal 7: Undefeated 

An afternoon hike at the Salt Marsh Trail. The soundtrack was Incubus.

“Maybe there’s a poem in reverse
Spoken and it holds me out forever
Man it breaks my heart a little bit
That love is like a blind archer
Tryin’ to shoot an apple off my head

I’m not dead yet
I’m not dead yet, no
I’m bent but not broken
And I’m not dead yet
Not yet

We’re undefeated, bent but not broken
No, they ain’t seen nothing yet.” – Incubus, “Undefeated”

Video: Undefeated by Incubus

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 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 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.