After living in Halifax for over 7 years, my husband and I finally got out to McNab's Island in the Halifax Harbour. This was a fantastic family day hike and also would have made a fantastic primitive camping trip! We arranged a ferry ride to the island though Sailor Mike who runs McNabs Island Ferry. … Continue reading History-Infused Day Hiking: McNabs Island
1. Finger puppets!They are very lightweight and are super small! We packed 3.2. Pocket books2 Robert Munsch pocket books vs. 1 regular sized paperbackThese are the smallest and lightest books! Very handy for hiking/backpacking. 3. Beach ball(Image source here)Weighs almost nothing and packs perfectly! Fun for all ages too!4. Light shovelSmall shovel vs. standard beach … Continue reading Packing: 5 Toys for Toddlers while Hiking/Backpacking
Day 1The whole drive we had beautiful weather, and the moment we arrived in Maitland Bridge, it began to rain. We didn't care; we were PUMPED! We checked in, had a picnic lunch, geared up, and off we went hiking to our site. We were to hike 5km on Channel Laketrail to our site. We … Continue reading Backcountry Hiking Camping at Kejimkujik National Park with a 2-year-old
Gone camping!Well, shoot! It is calling for a fair bit of rain this weekend. BUT my 2-year-old daughter does know all the words to the "Rain, Rain, Go Away" song, we have solid MEC rain gear (every child should own a Newt Suit! They are brilliant!), and we always have fun together so hopefully it won't … Continue reading Rainy forecasts, packing, & keepin’ it cool!
We are in serious planning mode for our backcountry camping trip this weekend. We are going to Kejimkujik National Park. We are super excited! It is a 5km hike to our site, which is really not too too far but it's far enough for trek for our first trip. After all, we do have to … Continue reading Preparing for our first backcountry camping trip with our toddler
Here you can tell why it's called Frog Pond. So many lily pads!!This hike is beautiful, close for city folk, and easy enough for beginner hikers! It is about 10-15 minutes from downtown Halifax. We go in all seasons. If you are using a stroller, the trail is very accessible. If you are using a … Continue reading Frog Pond Trail (Dingle Park, NS)
An awesome family hike (and also a visit to a famous tourist destination) is the Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick. It is a fairly easy hike, but not one that allows for strollers as you will be walking on the ocean floor! It is perfect for those using front or back child carriers. We used … Continue reading Awesome Day Hike for Babywearing Mamas & Papas (Hopewell Rocks, NB)