Trips by Transit’s transit trip picks
Organizers Meredith Baldwin and Cameron Edwards couldn’t pick just one of their favourite bus routes, so we’re listing their picks along with a couple of our choice transit treks, too.
Route 20: Purcell’s Cove Backlands
Baldwin says the Purcell’s Backlands are probably her favourite spot in all of HRM: “I’ve seen deer and beavers there.”
Alderney Ferry: Downtown Dartmouth
“Every time of year it’s very pretty, and it’s just nice to get over to Dartmouth,” says Edwards. “There’s some really nice cafes, shops and local community stuff going on.”
Route 80/81: Hemlock Ravine
This compact slice of wilderness features enough winding trails to pleasantly fill an afternoon, with stunning vistas of Bedford Basin and several strands of old-growth trees (like, 1780s old).
Route 60: Fisherman’s Cove
Route 60 unspools along Eastern Passage, taking you to MacCormacks Beach Provincial Park and the nearby Fisherman’s Cove—a restored fishing community filled with quaint, colourful shops.