Growing Out On A Limb

Wilderness Bluff Trail


On Sunday morning we packed a snack and went for a hike on the wilderness bluff trail.  It was my first time on the trail but it is already a favorite for all of us.  The trails are long and there are a few loops which means there is plenty left to explore.

It was a beautiful day – sunny and just the right temperature for a hike.

I think the boys’ favorite spot on the hike is wherever we stop for a snack.  For the record, a lakeside snack ranks right up there on the list of the most awesome places to have a snack.  IMG_6150

IMG_6151 The bit of trail we were on is rocky with lots of tree roots… just the kind of trail we like.  IMG_6154 The kids like scrambling up over the big rocks.  IMG_6156 This is the view from where we turned around.  Cranberry lake.  The trail warns of coyotes, bear, and moose so we find ourselves constantly scanning the lake’s edge for signs of wildlife.  IMG_6159 Eleanor has no problem in the carrier.  IMG_6160 Mommy and daddy shot.  I don’t think we’ve done one of these since our ski trips in our dating days!  IMG_6162 Rocky ridge – just a neat part of the trail.  IMG_6164Emery was tired so he and I hung back and traveled back a little more slowly, giving me a chance to take a few nature shots.

Whatever this plant is was blooming pretty little flowers all over the place.  I’m wondering if it is a blueberry plant?
IMG_6166 Lady’s slipper.  IMG_6168Not sure what this is but they are pretty!  I don’t recall seeing these at home.

When we were almost back to the start of the trail, I heard a rustle in the grass beside us and there was a snake!  I’ve only seen a snake a few times in my life and this one seemed big… at least as big around as a loonie in its thickest part and probably three feet long.  Emery thought it was pretty cool, watching it slither away from us.

This is definitely a spot we will visit over and over again.


Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

3 thoughts on “Wilderness Bluff Trail

  1. What fabulous photos! Oliver will have LOADS of stories to tell his teacher when he school starts. Emery too. Eleanor, not too much! We can hardly wait to see the changes at your house. The pool looks superb!

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  2. Those are pitcher plants my dear! The provincial flower of Newfoundland…near and dear to my heart 😉

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