For years Laura, Kasper and I have been hiking Cape Chignecto. We have gained many friends on this trail and it has become an annual tradition for us to connect on the May long weekend and experience the trail together. Kasper chose to sit this year out and have a luxurious weekend with her grandparents. The trail could not compete with the fun she has visiting with them… Although it was hard to leave her behind, we were able to have an awesome hiking experience with our friends.
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Every year Laura, Kasper and I head out to embrace the 52 km Cape Chignecto hike for the May long weekend. Our friend Sheryl joined us this year and we were able to connect with many of our hiking friends along the journey. Kasper is now 13 years young and she did awesome! She was ready for the trail, sometimes before us, every morning. Normally she won’t leave the nest for early morning journeys. We love ocean front tenting and usually always spend our night’s on the beach. For the past 4 years we have “Kicked Off” our summer hiking season with Cape Chignecto… and this has been a ritual for fellow like minded individuals as well. We have met some really great people on this hike and see them each and every year during this same weekend.
Laura, Kasper, and I kicked off the hiking season with a trek around Cape Chignecto. This is a 2.5 day adventure (about 52km) along the low mountain range that is part of the Appalachian Mountains and extends across the northern part of the Nova Scotia Peninsula. We have made this our annual KICK OFF hike and we were very fortunate that a number of friends we met last year during this time had returned as well. It was a great adventure shared with some great hiking companions. Weather was awesome but Saturday night was a little frosty in our tent (about -5). Here are a few photos from our journey. Thanks to Susan and Lynda-Marie for their photos.
Laura, Kasper, and I went back to Cape Chignecto this Labor Day Weekend. We decided to do things a little different this time and stretched this 52km round trip hike over 3.5 days instead of our usual 2.5 days. This allowed us to spend two nights on Seal Cove beach. We started our hike on Friday morning towards Seal Cove … we spent all Saturday in the sun and sand of Seal Cove Beach … left for Refugee Cove on Sunday morning … and left for home on Monday. We had beautiful sunny weather with cool nights. Had the opportunity to meet some new Friends (Corey and Sheryl) and put up with the old (Etienne). I think we may look at this hike to be the “kick off” to Nova Scotia’s summer hiking season and plan to do it annually during the May long weekend … You should join us!
VICTORIA DAY long weekend at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, 600-foot cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy while the world’s highest tides lap at their base. Cape Chignecto is a 4,200-hectare natural environment park on a dramatic coastal peninsula. The park features 29 kilometres (18 miles) of pristine coastline, some of Nova Scotia’s most significant geological features, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, remnant old growth forest, scenic views, and a rich cultural heritage.
We have completed this hike a number of times and enjoy it time and time again. On Day 1 we started at Red Rocks (visitor center) and hiked to Seal Cove to spend the night on the beach (20km). On Day 2 we hike from Seal Cove to Refugee Cove to spend the night on the beach (20km). And on Day 3 we hike back out to our vehicle left at Red Rocks (12km). This is a great 52km 2.5 day hike along Nova Scotia’s Coastline.