Come out and hike the Backlands (Williams Lake, Colpitt Lake and Purcell's Cove) for the last day of Hike the Greenbelt. The big finale! And some of the most beautiful landscapes of the whole 216 km trip! Our goal is to draw attention to the backlands associated with Williams Lake, Purcell's Cove, Ferguson's Cove, and Herring Cove in order to get them protected as part of the Halifax Greenbelt.
We plan to have two guides leading slightly different hikes, both starting together. We will leave from the Captain William Spry Community Centre on Herring Cove Road and follow the McIntosh Run Community Trail to the bridge over the McIntosh Run at Drysdale Road. From there we will hike to Colpitt Lake and explore the region around the lake, including rocky barrens and forests with several beautiful viewpoints. At Colpitt Lake, hikers will be able to choose a longer or shorter hike. Also we want to keep these trails beautiful, so we will be collecting garbage along the way.
10:00 am Captain William Spry Community Centre (Map)—Hiking. Difficulty: Moderate Option (5k.) / Longer Option (8k.)
1:00 pm Shorter hike finishes at start, Captain William Spry Community Centre
2:30 pm Longer hike finishes at start, Captain William Spry Community Centre
Bus #20 (get off on Herring Cove Road at the community centre), Bus #14 (get off on Dentith Street at the shopping mall, walk 5 minutes)
16 Sussex St
Spryfield, NS B3R 1N8
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