I went on this trail with a few others coming from Halifax. A nice drive took us to the Wentworth Valley, a nice off-the beaten track area in Nova Scotia.
The hike was nice. There were like 5 of us in the group, all of different ages and physical fitness levels, but nobody seemed to have too much trouble.
The loop is 6.2 long and starts at the Sugar Moon Farm. The trail was well marked and had like 17 stops on it, interpretive stops they were called, pointing out something special or out of the ordinary. There was a deep forest, old stone walls built by the early settlers, 3 brooks, some good views and waterfalls. Ryan (our guide) was crazed about waterfalls. It says that the trail had steep climbs, but the difficulty was only moderate really. Make sure to stop at the Farm House before you leave, they make some incredible preserves.
From Halifax-- Route 102, Onslow exit 14A just after the Truro exit. Right at the top of the off ramp and drive east 3.7 km. to flashing lights (Marshall's Corner) and go left on highway 311. Drive 26.1 km (Note signs for Sugar Moon Farm and Rogart Mountain Trail.) to Alex MacDonald Road in Earltown. Turn left onto Alex MacDonald Road and drive to Sugar Moon Farm and the Rogart Mountain Trail Head.
Equipment: good hiking shoes,
water gear if you want to hit the waterfalls
Mount Martock, near Windsor in the Annapolis Valley is a very popular ski hill. It's about an hour's drive from Halifax and has good facilities with a range of hills for all challenge levels. They have snowboard areas and cross country ski trails as well. You can get a yearly pass, family pass, daily and hourly rates. They do rentals, and private or group ski lessons.
Wherever you are in Nova Scotia, you are never far from a golf course. We have some of the best golf courses with some excellent views. Courses range from beginners to challenge level and all points in between.
Keji is a huge national park, situation in the southern half of the mainland province. This is a great place to go for camping, hiking, canoeing. The park is full of wildlife and birds and is also a national historic site. There are lots of rivers and lakes, portages and camp sites.
Equipment: camping, boating, hiking
Another very popular ski hill/resort in Nova Scotia. Wentworth is about an h our and a half drive from Halifax in the lovely Wentworth Valley. The area has been popular with skiers since the 1930's when it was only accessible by train. They do lessons, rent equipment, have passes and hourly rates. They have areas for snowboarding and cross country skiing.
Equipment: The Wentworth Valley and Ski Wentworth is located between Truro and Amherst off Highway 104, exit 11.
This place is overpriced. The are nice places to stay in Halfax that are cheaper than this.more
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