Field Trips

Field trip to Balancing Rock, Long Island – Sunday March 24, 2024

Balancing Rock Trail on Long Island. Meet at trail head at 10:00 hrs. If you miss the Ferry at 09:30 catch the next crossing.

We will be near the start of the trail and looking for Skunk Cabbage in bloom, Dwarf Mistletoe flowers  – male in bloom and female flowers ( the female will not be in bloom). We then return to long Island and search a bog for Curly Grass Fern. If time permits we will then try to locate and briefly explore a new trail near Acaciaville ( Nature Trust Property).

From Halifax take the 101 to Digby ( 2hrs): get Gas in Digby if required) then take the 217 to Tiddville and the Ferry to Long Island. The trail is about 1Km South west of the Ferry landing. Just follow the Road signs the area is well marked and easy to find.

Field Trip to Valley View Prov. Park (Bridgetown) – Oct 28 or 29

Charles Cron will be leading a field trip to Valley View Provincial Park, near Bridgetown on Oct 28 (or 29 if weathered).  American beech  is the dominant tree and this is one of the best beech forests left in NS.

1hr 15 min from Halifax.  Hwy 101 to exit 20: Trunk1 Annapolis county. Turn right to Bridgetown. Then in Bridgetown turn right onto Hampton mountain Road, up hill to the Park at  960 Hampton Mtn. Road. ( Follow Road signs to the Park).

Meet at Park entrance 10:00 hrs.  1-2 hrs . Trail easy,but steep uphill to site.

Anyone interested please  register with me By email or phone before Friday 09:00hrs.  902 477 8272 or


Saturday Oct 14, 2023: Sandy Lake (Bedford) Old Forest Walk
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Field Trip : Polly’s Cove – This weekend, day to be confirmed

Charles Cron will be leading a field trip to the Polly’s Cove Trail (between Peggy’s Cove and West Dover) It will be either Saturday or Sunday. We will update this post as soon as it is confirmed.

Take the 101 from Halifax: exit 5 at Upper Tantallon : turn  left at the lights on the Hamonds Plains Road ,to the Junction with Rte 3 St. Margaret’s Bay  Road,turn Right on the St,Margaret’s Bay Road to the lights: then Left onto  rte.333 .Follow route 333 to Peggy’s Cove, go about 1.5 km past Peggy’s Cove uphill : there are 2 parking areas ,oe on the left the next on the right at the Trail head for Poly’s Cove. Otherwise park on the roadside but do not block traffic.

Meet at the trailhead at 10:00 am. Duration about 2-3 hrs. Wear waterproof hikers or rubber boots. Moderately difficult (Depending on the route taken). Bring water and lunch. (some areas may be flooded).

Please register with Charlie Cron by Thursday  Sept 28 to let him know that you plan to attend. or call 902 477 8272 leave message