South Branch Falls & South Branch Mountain Trails (Baxter State Park, ME)

I genuinely cannot believe it is November. There are so many trips I want to tell you about, so many stories to share... and somehow they are already months ago! In August, we went on our epic trip to Maine. Our favourite part of the whole trip was Baxter State Park. It is a beautiful, … Continue reading South Branch Falls & South Branch Mountain Trails (Baxter State Park, ME)

Maritime Outdoor Family Heads to Maine: Preparing to Take a Preschooler on a 9 Day Road Trip

Acadia National Park. Photo credit.We're preparing to take our 4-year-old on a 9 day camping road trip through New Brunswick and Maine with Baxter State Park, Acadia National Park, and Herring Cove Provincial Park among our destinations. We have done a lot of camping road trips with our wee one before, such as last year's trip to the … Continue reading Maritime Outdoor Family Heads to Maine: Preparing to Take a Preschooler on a 9 Day Road Trip

The Trip That Marries Provincial and National Parks: Kejimkujik Seaside & Thomas Raddall (Port Joli, NS)

On June 5th, we finally kicked off our camping season! First on our list this year was Thomas Raddall Provincial Park and Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct.Thomas Raddall is a beautiful, clean park located in Port Joli on the south shore of Nova Scotia. It is big but has excellent wilderness and privacy! Some of its walk-in sites … Continue reading The Trip That Marries Provincial and National Parks: Kejimkujik Seaside & Thomas Raddall (Port Joli, NS)

The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Causeway: Salt Marsh Trail (Cole Harbour, NS)

Salt Marsh Trail is a super duper easy trail with a unique atmosphere. It is a 6.5km rail trail (i.e. railway converted into a trail) that runs along a causeway through the salt marshes. Map here. This trail is excellent for hiking/walking, running, and cycling. There are beautiful views of the marshes, which make for stunning photographs. Expect … Continue reading The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Causeway: Salt Marsh Trail (Cole Harbour, NS)

"A is for Adventure": A Nova Scotian Kids’ Adventure Book!

Hey folks, There is a great book in the works by Jan LaPierre and Chris Surette (from Canso, NS) called "A is for Adventure". I can't wait to get a copy myself to read to my wee one. (A review is sure to follow!)These folks are looking for support for their initiative. Please check out their Kickstarter … Continue reading "A is for Adventure": A Nova Scotian Kids’ Adventure Book!

First hike in FOUR MONTHS: Pennant Point Trail (Crystal Crescent Beach, NS)

I realized something today that completely unsettled me: I had not been hiking in four months!! Between my Masters and full-time work, there has literally been no time... except of course for those few days when there was a wee bit of time, and instead we were faced with this:Snowmageddon 2015: Near state of emergency … Continue reading First hike in FOUR MONTHS: Pennant Point Trail (Crystal Crescent Beach, NS)