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Halifax Green Network Hikes 2022

Hike the "greenbelt" of Halifax 

Urban Halifax has a fledging greenbelt - areas that should stay undeveloped for all the benefits they provide, including supporting a healthy, vibrant city. We're hosting hikes this fall at 3 key spots in the greenbelt: Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes, Sandy Lake - Sackville River, and the Purcells Cove Backlands.

Registration for each hike is capped at 30 people. Registered participants will receive directions and final details two days before their hike.
 

Hike into the Purcells Cove Backlands

Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Details: This relatively easy hike will guide you through the fascinating, rare Jack Pine barren ecosystem of the Backlands. The trail terrain is uneven and requires good footwear. The hike involves lots of small slopes up and down on exposed bedrock.

Hike into Sandy Lake Regional Park and Marsh Lake

Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Details: This moderately challenging hike showcases HRM’s Sandy Lake Regional Park, and includes a stop at Marsh Lake. The trail terrain is uneven and requires good footwear. It is a long, steady uphill hike to get to Marsh Lake.

Hike into Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes – Fox Lake Lookout

Date: Saturday, November 5
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Details: This moderately challenging hike will bring us to one of the most famous lookouts in the area, at Fox Lake. The trail terrain is uneven and requires good footwear. It is a long, steady uphill hike to get to the lookout.

For questions, please contact hike leader Karen McKendry at karenmckendry@ecologyaction.ca!

Want to find out more ways to get involved with the Our HRM Alliance? Visit their website here!