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Active Greenways: Halifax to Tantallon

9 Aug

What do you do with railways that aren’t in use anymore?  Turn them into an active transit greenway that will get you all the way from Halifax to Lunenburg.  It started with a trip to ‘cheap movie night’ at the Bayers Lake Empire Theatres.  The trail not only got us there quickly, but it made our movie night feel like more of an adventure (and helped us excuse all of the movie theatre treats).  Since then, we’ve been taking progressively farther rides.

The first part of the trail, the one that takes you to the park, is the Chain of Lakes Trail.  As indicated by it’s name, it runs along the Chain Lakes  and Bayers Lake.  These lakes are gorgeous but please resist the temptation to dive in as these are the municipality’s back-up water supply.  Chain of Lakes runs parallel to Joseph Howe Drive in the west end of the Halifax core area, before turning west at Springvale Avenue.  You can access the trail here, at the Ashburn Golf Course entrance and at Crown Drive off the St. Margaret’s Bay Road.  The trail is newly paved in some sections and crusher dust in others. Continue reading

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Hitchhiking Across Canada part 3

17 Jul

Continued from Part 1 & Part 2.

In case you’re wondering, the Badlands are not some region out of a nuclear winter post-apocalyptic story.  It is an area of southern Alberta famous for its dinosaur fossils.  As an 8 year old, I went through that coming of age dinosaur obsession that all boys go through, so I was pretty eager to spend a night in the Badlands.

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