Sunset Hike & Swim at Colpitt Lake
Thursday July 26th 6:00 – 8:30PM
Rain Date: August 2nd
Meeting Instructions: Meet at the intersection of Alabaster Way at Drysdale Road (off Herring Cove Road in Spryfield). Parking is available and the site can be accessed via the #9 bus.
Hiking Route: The group will be guided to the Colpitt Lake ridge for a beautiful vista of wilderness and city and then down to Colpitt Lake for an optional swim.
Exact meeting details will be sent after registration.
Enjoy a beautiful summer evening with a hike, swim, and chance to explore the future Halifax Wilderness Park with staff from the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Participants will be guided on a short 3km hike ending with an optional swim in Colpitt Lake! Meredith, your guide, will share information on the uncommon landscape found onsite and discuss what the Halifax Wilderness Park will mean for the lives of Haligonians.
All participants must register in order to join the hike – exact details of meeting point and times will be provided upon registration. Please note no lifeguards will be onsite, all swimming is at the risk of participants. Moderate fitness level is required as trails are uneven and relatively unmaintained.
About the Wilderness Area
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working alongside Halifax Regional Municipality and the Shaw Group to preserve an already popular hiking and swimming destination in the Williams Lake and Purcell’s Cove area. The future Halifax Wilderness Park contains a rare habitat of jack pine and broom-crowberry barrens, several wetlands, lakes, and mature forest - all of which provide habitat for more than 40 species of birds and other wildlife.
The urban wilderness park will be a sanctuary in the city: a place protected for both wildlife and people, with abundant opportunities for outdoors recreation and nature appreciation.