Red Spruce Loop Mount Uniacke Estate Park
I can finally say I have completed all the hiking trails in the Mount Uniacke Estate Park-it always seem the Red Spruce Loop got a miss for some reason or other. Last fall, it was because it was flooded during our ‘Mud Hike of 2021 ‘. Those of you who joined me on that hike will know what I mean. This hike is just over 4.5 km and rims Uniacke Lake for part of it and the turns uphill and into the woods. We wore our ice cleats and I’m glad we did…. although some of the trail was bear a of it has ice or hard packed slippery snow.…
Inside Maud Lewis’ House
I’ve always been a little bit curious about Maud Lewis. Being native Nova Scotian, it’s hard not to be-she is one of the more recognizable names in recent cultural history, especially with the overwhelming popularity of last year’s movie “Maudie” I was treated to a special showing of Maudie last fall at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, along with a chance to see her wee house itself. And wee it was! For the life of me,I cannot fathom two people living in this- bigger houses have been made by kids with refrigerator boxes! Actually, we are pretty lucky to have this gem. After the death of both of Maud…
Stepping Back in Time-Ross Farm Museum
New Ross is a small community nestled in the heart of southwestern Nova Scotia, between the Annapolis Valley and South Shore. If you live near here, perhaps you know it- walked a trail, attended one of their Christmas Fairs, or enjoyed a community supper. There’s a very good chance you’ve taken the kiddies to Ross Farm Museum or just stopped in yourself. Even if you’ve been to Ross Farm before, there’s always some event happening, be it a Pumpkin Planting or a Lunenburg County Pudding & Sausage Making Demo, so there is a good reason to drop by Ross Farm. As if you need one. We didn’t need a reason…
George’s Island-More than Just Snakes
Celebrating Canada’s 150 birthday means parties and special events this entire year. I mentioned in an earlier post on Nova Scotia’s National Parks & Historic sites that I’m doing my best to get to some of these. During Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Festival such an opportunity presented itself. George’s Island was opened for tours, a concert and a Taste of Nova Scotia event were held there. What could I do-I bought tickets to the tunnel tours and hopped on the ferry.