Great big wet snow flakes were coming down by the time we got away to take a walk this afternoon. We headed out for a short (one hour) early afternoon stroll. Lucky for us we had more time than that. With all the criss crossing loops we missed a turn shortly after beginning – the plan was to follow the outside perimeter, but somewhere we missed a right turn and ended up exploring lots of loops. The park is aptly named; there were beautiful hemlock trees, branches bending gracefully as the snow accumulated.
Hemlock Ravine Park is a small patch (~80 ha) of parkland in the middle of Bedford. This park is very accessible and very pleasant to walk. The trails are easy unless you go off trail and scrabble around the ridge along the ravine. The wet snow made these off-trail jaunts a bit slippery. HRM provides a map and there are frequent maps around the park. The Friends of Hemlock Ravine share info and photos too.