Best of Halifax

Best Hiking Trail

Long Lake

Once you get in from St. Margarets Bay Road, it won’t take long for you to begin to feel as though you’re nowhere near a city of 300,000 inhabitants. The paths vary, from the root-lined and muddy to the clear, smooth and long, depending on which way you go. If you pack a lunch and the dog, you can rapidly find yourselves deep in the woods, and just as suddenly discover a perfect, flat rock to swim off of, taking long strokes in tea-coloured water. As a provincial park there are no motorized watercraft to disturb the peace, so revel in it.

First runner up: Cape Split

Second runner up: Duncans Cove

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