As we reveal the undiscovered jewels and well-known locations that highlight the whole spectrum of hues, get ready to be immersed in a symphony of autumnal grandeur. You’ll find the ideal locations for leisurely strolls, afternoon picnics, or reviving hikes as we stroll through the city’s parks, gardens, and historic monuments. You may also immerse yourself in nature’s annual extravaganza.
At the top of Lake Micmac in Dartmouth, Shubie Park is a 16-hectare urban park. The deep greens of the hemlock, red spruce, and white pine trees contrast well with the vibrant yellows and reds of the maple, oak, and birch trees.
There are easily accessible routes in this dog-friendly park. Bring the family and make a day of it!
Sir Sanford Fleming Park
Fleming Park is a fall joy, located across the Northwest Arm from the Halifax peninsula. This park, which served as Sir Sandford Fleming’s former summer home, has a variety of path networks, water frontage, and breathtaking views.
While bright red blueberry bushes brighten the edges of granite boulders, you can stroll towards the Frog Pond in the southwest corner of the park to view magnificent sugar and red maples reflected in the water there.
Chain of Lakes Trail
The 7.3 km long Chain of Lakes Trail comes to an end in Timberlea. From there, the trail continues as the B.L.T. Trail and then continues as the entire Rum Runners Trail. This trail’s various sections make excellent routes for bicycle trips.
Visitors to this route during the fall are treated to vibrant reds from the maples, serviceberry, oak, blueberry, and chokecherry, as well as yellows from the sugar maple, larch, birch, ferns, and goldenrod.
The trailhead for a 15km, 6–8 hour hike is at the Musquodoboit Railway Museum, which is situated on Highway 7. From the main rail-to-trail, side trails such as Gibraltar Rock Loop, Admiral Lake Loop, South Granite Ridge Trail, and North Granite Ridge Trail emerge.
The blazing yellow of sugar maples, larches, and ferns, along with the vivid reds of scarlet maple and red oak, steal the show at this time of year.
The Purcells Cove Backlands
There are over 1,400 hectares of rugged, exposed, and stunning terrain not far from the Halifax peninsula. There are miles of hiking routes in the Backlands that pass by lakes, enormous stones, wetlands, and some rather unusual woodland plant species.
This area is vibrantly colored in the fall, especially with crimson blueberry bushes and Canadian serviceberries, red wintergreen berries, and vivid Canada Holly.
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