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“Halifax’s urban wilderness is a place to leave cares behind, nature enthusiasts say”

CPress ImageA Canadian Press article on CTV news highights Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes. “Geoffrey Grantham sits painting the granite slope and wind-blown jack pine reflected in the waters of a Nova Scotia lake, his mind far from the busy city just a short walk away. It only took minutes for the 48-year-old artist to hike from a big-box retail hub in Halifax’s west end into the tranquility of the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes urban wilderness. He is among the growing number of eco-tourists — ranging from painters and bird watchers to walkers and canoeists — who journey to this area, often by bus, bike or on foot…” Artist Geoffey Grantham, veteran canoe-kayaker Dusan Soudec, Friends of Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes and Halifax North West Trails Association are all cited – and the long road to actually seeing the area as a Regional Park.