Old growth forest

Cape Blomidon from South Mountain The view near the Wolfville Watershed Nature Preserve across a part of the Minas Basin to Cape Blomidon is excellent – truly. Last Sunday Scotian Hiker and co. completed a loop hike around part of the preserve.  Many in the group had been there on previous hikes and even skied there years ago, but for some of us, it was our first time.  I am so glad I found the time to go. It is a fabulous walk through some of Nova Scotia’s rare old growth hemlock forest.  The preservation of these 605 acres is the result of an agreement between the town of Wolfville and the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.  Following Ravine Trail led us over an old concrete dam – part of the old water supply system (and still a back-up system) for Wolfville.  This dam is along either the Duncanson Brook or Little Indian Brook as is this waterfall. There are now at least two rough trails in the preserve as well as the parking lot. The preserve is fairly close to Wolfville, but definitely off the beaten track, so it is important to plan how you will get there.  Check the map.

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