Thursday, November 4, 2010

Shubie Park

Yesterday we decided to try out an 'off leash' dog park in Dartmouth.

Dartmouth is the twin city of Halifax and is basically where most people who work in Halifax live.

So off we went to Shubie Park. Shubie is an abbreviated form of the word Shubenacadie which is a native Mi'kmaq word.

We have never taken Sophie here before but have heard great things about it....very dog friendly and lots of room for them to play and interact.

The park is situated on Lake Micmac (Mi'kmaq) and has walking trails for non-dog people as well as for us dog people.

Ron, I'm sure, will tell you all about the dogs we met and the fun that Sophie had. 

As you can see it dates back to the 1800's and was a major transportation link to other places in Nova Scotia.

In the 1970's the government provided funds to restore and clean up this area and 'bring it back' to what it looked like in the past. My brother, Dennis, worked here during that time and I remember some of his stories about what a messy job it was!

Shubie is a very popular park and well-used by the local community. There is a beach on Lake Micmac as well.......but not for people! It is a dog beach! You got to love it.

It is a very beautiful place with lots of areas to stop and breathe in the surroundings. Lots of trees, water and of course the locks.

Needless to say, if Sophie's reaction was any indication of the fun she had, we will be returning to Shubie on a regular basis from now on. 


  1. Gorgeous photos -- love those reflections!

  2. So beautiful! What a great place for Sophie to visit, and for you and Ron as well!! Awesome pictures and history!!! And Sophie is getting an education< LOL

  3. Leash-free dog beach= nude beach for dogs! Pugs and I will be right there! Save a tree for him to pee on. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Once again I've decided to move in with you guys. I can't believe how beautiful it is up there--you are so lucky. Of course other people would envy me in todays 70 degree weather!

  5. Stunning pictures - I remain envious.

  6. What a beautiful place! Great photos (of course)! There is nothing like it around here!

  7. Great pictures! I've really enjoyed them and reading about your visit!! I'm glad a good time was had by everyone with 2 and 4 legs! :-)))

  8. Seriously, I love your photos. Thanks for the comments and support. Are you two freezing up there yet? My gosh, I have been in long clothing for two days now plus get this -- shoes with toe covering.


    A first for me in November in South Texas I tell ya. :O)

  9. It looks like an adventure! Our family loves places like thrill parks for us we plan trips around museums and historic and interesting places!

  10. Wow, wow & more wow. Amazing place, even more amazing photographs!!!!!!!!xxx

  11. Oh do pop back for the Knock Knock jokes & see what MM added - I've had such a giggle !

  12. Wow! What a beautiful place to visit and being able to take your dog makes it even better. Love the photos.

  13. MAGNIFICIENT and just AMAZING PICS of this enchanting park....WONDERFUL REFLECTIONS of the walls and wooden work in the sparkling water...!

    Your WOODS are painted in dreamy colours...SUBLIME!!!

    Ahh yes, we ( Laccaille and me) saw, what adventurous fantastic park this is....we are coming from over there...!

    ...for the next walk we would love to come aloooong!!

    ciao ciao elvira


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