Day 13: Moorecroft Regional Park and Es-hw Sme~nts Community Park, Nanoose Bay

Distance Walked: 8.18 km Time Spent Walking: 2 hrs Trail Rating: Easy Locations: Moorecroft Regional Park, 1563 Stewart Road, Nanoose Bay Es-hw Sme~nts Community Park, 1650 Oak Leaf Drive, Nanoose Bay Today we did a shorter walk through Moorecroft Regional Park and nearby Es-hw Sme~nts Community Park grounds. The main Moorecoft trail loop is under 3 …

Day 12: Lighthouse Country Regional Trail, Qualicum Bay/Bowser

Trail: Lighthouse Country Regional Trail, North and South Loops, with Woodlot Trail Distance Hiked: 10.3 km Time Walking: 2 hr, 48 min Trail Rating: Easy (except for the railway trestle bridge crossing...which I did not love) How to Get There: The South Loop parking lot is located at the end of Lioness Blvd (off Lions …

Day 4: Saysutshun (Newcastle Island)

Trail: Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Distance Hiked: 13.77 km Walking Time: 3 hrs, 14 min Difficulty: Easy Getting There: Ferry from Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo, BC ($7 return) History: Saysutshun is the home of the Snuneymuxw people. It is associated with physical and spiritual healing. After European contact, Saysutshun housed a coal mining operation, a fish-salting …

Day 2: Enos Lake

Continuing on with our #30hikesin30days challenge, here is a snapshot of Day 2. This was actually a hike and a separate walk, back to back. Walk 1:  Enos Lake, Nanoose Bay, BC Distance:  8.37 km Walking Time:  2 hrs Walk 2:  Parksville Downtown Loop (to and from our home) Distance:  5.82 km Walking Time:  1.25 …