Backlands 360 walks
on May 3, 2014

Walk 3: Williams Lake

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williams lake

We will walk into the dam at the outlet from Williams Lake, an iconic swimming lake for many Haligonians. Then we will proceed through a mixed Pine-Oak forest along the side of a drumlin to a scenic gully where water flows from wetlands higher up into a stream that empties into Williams Lake. We will pass by a red maple swamp and make our way to the uplands where we will see barrens communities including the globally rare Jack Pine/Broom Crowberry community, both unburnt (at least not recently), and at sites that that burned in 2012.


Meet at Meet at St Augustine's Anglican Church, 290 Purcells Road, Halifax
at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday May 3rd.
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Metro Transit Route 15: Schedule

Walk departs at 1:30 p.m. Walk wraps up at 3:00 p.m.

Some of the glacially sculpted
geological features we will see
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An informally maintained walking trail with some ups and downs over bouldery terrain, and through some wettish ground; mostly moderate slopes, a few points may require a helping hand.

After the walk

Williams Lake
We are inviting all participants to meet at the Purcells Cove Social Club, 505 Purcell's Cove Road for a wrap-up discussion and social event. Refreshments will be available. Google Map at