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Trip to the heart shaped pond. 1255

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,169 Little to the right...
Trip to the heart shaped pond.
« on: October 21, 2013, 02:42:15 AM »
My wife and daughter went to a birthday party today, which left my son and I looking for something to do while we waited for them to finish up.  After driving around for a bit I remembered this place.  It's probably been 15yrs since I've been back there.

Here are the few pics I snapped while we were there.





















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Re: Trip to the heart shaped pond.
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 02:42:26 AM »



















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Re: Trip to the heart shaped pond.
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 04:21:18 AM »
That's a cool trip! What's the history behind that pond? It's interesting.
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Re: Trip to the heart shaped pond.
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 04:38:57 AM »
Very cool Derek!¡!

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Re: Trip to the heart shaped pond.
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 05:19:02 AM »
very pretty.  love places that have that,  ah  :facepalm: I do not know how to describe it, but it is there

I guess I would call it quite and natural, but nicely kept without looking kept

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Re: Trip to the heart shaped pond.
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 11:15:59 AM »
Very nice  :tu:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,169 Little to the right...
Re: Trip to the heart shaped pond.
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 11:49:41 AM »
Thanks guys! It really is a beautiful place, much more than the photos could capture.

I'll post some more info about it when I get to work.


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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,169 Little to the right...
Re: Trip to the heart shaped pond.
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 12:27:46 PM »
Here's some info on the place:

http://halifaxtrails.blogspot.ca/2010/09/getting-to-know-hemlock-ravine-park.html
http://www.novatrails.com/trails/halifax-county/hemlock-ravine.html

This 197-acre wilderness was home to John Wentworth, Nova Scotia's lieutenant governor in the 1780s. In 1794, John lent the wilderness to Prince Edward who landscaped the grounds, including the heart-shaped pond. This pond was named "Julie's Pond", after his companion Julie St. Laurent. After Edward and Julie returned to England in 1800 the grounds fell into disrepair. The Halifax Regional Municipality has owned the land since 1977 and now maintains this wilderness.

This network of trails, five in all, has many starting points, ending points and loops, making this a great place for all types of hikers. There are some easy going simple trails for groups and families, longer sections for a good workout, and more difficult trails for the more serious hiker.

The trails in the park pass many brooks, small ponds and a ravine. The ravine can be a tricky trail especially when the water is high or there has been a recent rainfall making the rocks slippery.

The area surrounding this park is heavily populated and has many access points to this wilderness. So if you think you've left the park too soon it's probably just another access point from the surrounding communities.

If you follow the ravine trail all the way, you will eventually come out along the bi-high near the Kearney Lake Road Exit.

In all this is a great get away from city life for a few hours of enjoyable hiking with friends.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 12:34:52 PM by derekmac »

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Re: Trip to the heart shaped pond.
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 01:20:23 PM »
That is a beautiful spot. Thanks for sharing.

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