Dollar Lake – quiet and contemplative today.
With all the snow this winter there has been fabulous skiing around Halifax. Dollar Lake provincial park has excellent skiing although after the rain yesterday trails are icy now!. We walked to the lake from the outside gate. Its about 45 minutes along an open road (completely snow/ice covered!). We met a family with young kids having a snack under some pines, but once at the lake we were all alone and spent some quiet time enjoying the frozen lake.
The road to Dollar Lake is a bit tricky – so, coming from highway 102 take exit 5A, turn onto Aerotech Dr., then left onto Pratt and Whitney Dr. and then right onto the Old Guysborough Rd. and what looks like a regular Nova Scotian secondary road, highway 212. It is all highway 212, but not signed that way.
The Martock Nordic Ski Club maintains the cross country ski trails at Dollar Lake Provincial Park.