Blue Mountain hike

The morning today was cold and gray, but dry, so I set  out on my first hike with the Chebucto hiking club.  We climbed Blue Mountain.  What a fabulous view!  A  360 degree view from a summit of about 500 ft..   You can see all the way to Halifax Harbour and inland to Fall River.

blue mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area

We went into the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness area.  Located past Bedford the area is about 10 km from downtown Halifax.  There are no posted trails so having someone show you the way is certainly the easiest way to get there.  Subdivision developments are crowding the neighbouring area and finding a public access point is important since traipsing over private property is not  always welcomed.  Old logging roads  provide easy access within some parts of the wilderness area.  In fact, there are enough that finding your way can be a bit confusing!

blue mountain hiking trail in halifax county nova scotia

The trail we followed up Blue Mountain is undeveloped, quite uneven and rocky and showing signs of erosion; some parts are actually water courses.

Prior to designation the Province of Nova Scotia produced various documents; some include a map of the wilderness area.

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