Last weekend I finally got organized and joined a hike with Scotian Hiker. This keen hiker plans hikes and shares these plans with folks. After watching planned hikes come and go for months, I was thrilled to have made the time to complete a hike with other enthusiastic hikers/walkers.
We walked several trails, linking them to make the trip out to the look-off at Blomidon Provincial Park which overlooks part of the Minas Basin. The company (a small group of dedicated hikers) was great and the walk was excellent. The various trails included a mix of easy paths and root covered paths in the woods. The woods were wet and large puddles (and mud) were not uncommon. We began (check map) at the parking lot on the edge of the park (the park gate is closed at this time of year) and walked towards the look off by heading inland on Bordan Brook Trail, up to the Woodland Trail then over to the the Look-off and back along the Jodrey Trail. This hike covered about 10 kms and a trail brochure , published by Nova Scotia, details the lengths of the various trails.
Borden Brook has a small falls which was fun to see.
At the end of the day we added a bonus trip to see a waterfall at Black Hole…more on this later.