Nature Reserve sights in Halifax
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Some 39km of nature trails, picnic spots and the Prince of Wales Martello Tower (a round 18th-century defensive structure) are all found within this 75-hectare sanctuary, just 1.5km from the city center. Trails around the perimeter of the park offer views of McNabs Island, the open ocean and the North West Arm. Bus 9 along Barrington St goes to Point Pleasant, and there's ample free parking off Point Pleasant Dr.
Fine sand and cobblestone shorelines, salt marshes, abandoned military fortifications and forests paint the scenery of this 400-hectare island in Halifax harbor. Staff of the McNabs Island Ferry will provide you with a map and an orientation to 30km of roads and trails on the island. For camping reservations contact the Department of Natural Resources. The ferry runs from Fisherman's Cove in Eastern Passage, a short drive through Dartmouth. When the ferry staff are not too busy, they'll pick you up in Halifax for the same fare.