Monthly Archives: November 2021

Oakfield Provincial Park

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to go to a bakery and then on a short hike. Lloyd did a bit of research to find a good bakery outside of Dartmouth/Halifax for something different and found Wellington Bakery and a nearby park that looked like to could be nice. While the bakery was disappointing, the park worked out very well. We actually had a walking toddler the whole way out, too, so added bonus!

The walk was flat and relatively easy – an important consideration with two little ones – and featured a nice woods and a pretty lake. There were a LOT of picnic tables at the lake so either it’s a very popular park in the summer or its where picnic tables go to retire. Either way, we would definitely go back to the park, but probably not the bakery.

Admiring the trees.

Admiring the trees.

This is typical of the walk on the way out.

This is typical of the walk on the way out.

Grand Lake. We did not go swimming.

Grand Lake. We did not go swimming.

Norawarren Trail

We decided to get out last weekend and go for a hike. The Norawarren Trail in Herring Cove looked like a good hike for a toddler so we thought we’d give it a shot.

Our first impression upon arrival was not positive as the trailhead started in a subdivision. However, it didn’t take long for the trail to feel remote. We saw other groups, but only a handful during the two hours we spent on the trail – so better than some actually remote hikes we’ve done in the past!

The trail was well maintained and generally easy to hike. A good portion of the hike was over rock (granite?) so the path was very solid and smooth as it was worn to bare rock. It wound through a well-treed woods and passed a good-sized pond. We stopped there due to a hungry baby and a tired toddler. The only complaint about the hike itself was that there weren’t any human entrances to the pond, just lots of dog entrances. It would have been nice to be able to stick our feet in the water after the hike out.

On the whole, 8/10 would hike again.

An example of the typical trail.

An example of the typical trail. Holly was a great hiker on the way out.

The surface of the latter half of the hike. Holly loved it!

The surface on the latter half of the hike. Somebody loved it!

Water achieved!

Water achieved!

There were a couple of tired kids on the ay back.

There were a couple of tired kids on the way back.