Hiking Rogart Mountain Trail
What better way to entice your friends than to propose a hike with pancakes and maple syrup!
It ended up being a nice, warm day when we drove up to Sugar Moon Farm and hiked this popular trail. The Rogart Mountain Trail wasn't far from our... Read More
Mastodon Ridge - Stewiacke
I lived in Stewiacke East for almost two years, just down the road from Mastodon Ridge. I passed by it regularly, and not once did I ever stop in to check it out. I had always dismissed it as one of those silly roadside attractions that inspired ... Read More
a-MAZE-ing Fall Family Fun!
I had passed the sign for Captain Cobb's Crazy Cornundrum in Masstown many a time on my way to work, but had yet to experience this kooky-named attraction. I figured the kids would love it, and later learned that my wife and I would too.
We... Read More
That Dutchman's Farm and Walking Trails - Upper Economy
Were driving up the long, rocky, driveway that leads to That Dutchmans Cheese Farm in Upper Economy. To the right, there is a field of cows. Most are grazing, two are play-fighting, and the smallest one is joyously running the length of the ... Read More
Winter Hiking Option in Gully Lake and Pancakes!
With snow on the ground, there are many hiking adventures that can be tackled. A recommended winter hike would be our late October adventure to the Gully Lake Wilderness Area. This is almost 4,000 hectares of hardwoods and mixed forests. We... Read More
Beer, Wine & Pancakes! Perfect Year Round Culinary Adventure
A few weeks ago, on a random late winter Saturday, one of my friends and I headed off on a culinary day trip. Yes, those are absolutely possible in late February in Northern Nova Scotia and it was delicious! We had two distinct stops in mind:... Read More
The Train Station Inn - Tatamagouche
I grew up in Pictou County during the eighties. My backyard in Hopewell abruptly ended at what seemed like the Grand Canyon to four year old me, with a railroad snaking along the bottom of the ravine. One of my earliest memories is of taking a... Read More
A Rural Art Adventure
In autumn, the rural road along Nova Scotia's Highway 2 is lined with scenes of quaint farm houses, river views, and blueberry fields as red as hot coals.
My sister and I made our way along this road one chilly October day, excited to view the... Read More
Five Islands Lighthouse Park - Five Islands
It's said that Glooscap created the five islands that jut from the waters of the Minas Basin. He hurled mud at a giant beaver, whose dam had flooded his garden. It's my first visit to Five Islands Lighthouse Park, and only my second trip up along ... Read More
Remedy for Cabin Fever: A Hike and Pan Fried Haddock
It was a drizzly morning and admittedly the kids had probably exceeded their limit of Saturday morning TV. Like a pot left to boil over, they were spilling with more energy than they knew what to do with. So what better way to spend that energy... Read More