Those of you who know me know I love the outdoors.  I kayak, x country ski, snowshoe, mtb bike and hike. Nature is a necessity for my mental health and a bonus for my physical wellbeing. 
The Folks from Great Earth Expeditions are sharing daily hike options and we will post them here.- Greg

Some great trails to enjoy during self-isolation. We believe exercise and time in the outdoors will be great for your mental and physical health during this time.

We will be posting daily hikes you can enjoy without the crowds and keep you from going nuts during this global pandemic.

Please remember to respect others and give others space to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 virus while out enjoying the outdoors.
Musquodoboit Trail –

Great trail that has something for everyone. Stick to the old rail track now converted into a hiking/biking trail and the whole family can enjoy. For more of a challenge, you can try your hand at the Admiral Lake Loop, Bayers Lake Loop or a number of other difficult trails. Keep in mind there are still areas of snow and ice patches on these trails so be cautious, take your time and be mindful of your surroundings.

Self-isolation Hiking Series # 1

Bluff Wilderness Trail

Difficulty: Moderate to very challenging hike in a wilderness area just outside the city limits.
Round trip time: Between 2.5- 16hrs
Distance: Varies from 8.7km-31.0km
Cell coverage: Yes

A well maintained and marked trail system winds its way through the forest, past lakes and out onto a barren shrub clad landscape. The first loop provides a real wilderness feel but for the ultimate challenge tackle the 31km outer loop.

During this time of year, there will likely be patches of snow along the trail. Please use caution while in rocky areas and take your time. Don’t forget to pack lots of water, food, and the proper outdoor gear for the weather.

Stay safe and embrace this wild place!!!

Self-isolation Hiking Series #2

Cole Harbour Heritage Park

Difficulty: Easy walking over crusher dust and some trails have fine wood chips and small rocks.
Round trip time: Between 4.0- 6.0hrs
Distance: Total combined trails 22.5km
Cell coverage: Yes

A network of trails that can be enjoyed by families by way of foot or bike during the warmer months or by cross-country ski or snowshoe in the winter. Trails present views of both forest and the waters of Cole Harbour.

Most of these trails are snow-free now and are easily enjoyed by all members of your family. Keep an eye out for local barred owls.

Self-isolating Hiking Series # 3

High Head

Difficulty: Easy to moderate hike along the Shad Bay Barrens with stretching ocean views .
Round trip time: Between 1.5 – 2.5hrs
Distance: Total length of trail: 6km
Cell coverage: Yes

Within the first 5 minutes of this hike you are greeted by the sights of Shad Bay’s rocky exposed shoreline. From here the views just keep getting better, with islands, seabirds and high cliffs to keep your inner photographer happy.

Self-isolation Hiking Series # 4

Mt Uniacke Estate Park

Difficulty: Range from easy to challenging
Round trip time: Trails vary from 20mins to 2.5hrs
Distance: Trails vary from .9km to 8.5km
Cell coverage: Partial

A great choice for a family outing or a quick half-day adventure just outside the city. The park has something for everyone, ranging from scenic hikes to snowshoeing trails.