Friday, April 27, 2018

Get Outside with Danny Abriel

Oh my goodness, could it be? Is it finally, actually Spring? To help celebrate today's jacket-free weather we we're sharing some of Danny Abriel's paintings from his most recent show, Radiant Days, which is currently on at the gallery. You can see all of Danny's paintings from this show by clicking HERE.

Danny's works all feature local lakes and hiking spots, and we thought we'd help you get there! Here are some of the spots featured in Danny's pieces...

Grand Lake

First, Grand Lake! Located in Shubenacadie between Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Hants County, Grand Lake is the largest lake in the Shubenacadie Canal!

Grand Lake also features not one but two provincial parks - Laurie Provincial Park and Oakfield Provincial Park. (Click on the park names for more info about them.)

Sambro Head

Next up we have Sambro Head, which is located in the HRM between Ketch Harbour and Sambro. If you click HERE you can find some of the great trails around the area, that range from easy to moderate hikes.

Molega Lake

Then there's Molega Lake, which is located outside Bridgewater. Molega Lake is an interesting area as it's home to several endangered species, including the Eastern Ribbon Snake that doesn't have any significant populations anywhere else east of Quebec, and the Blanding Turtle, which nests in the area. You can explore Molega Lake along the Adventure Trail, more info HERE.

William's Lake

One of Halifax's hidden gems, William's Lake, located in Spryfield, makes you feel like you've left the suburbs behind despite behind perched atop them. A great little spot to go for a swim, William's Lake is a favourite amongst locals. HERE's cute little review of William's Lake by a visiting swimmer.

Point Pleasant

If you can't get out of the city fear not, Point Pleasant Park is your escape from the city within the city. Just adjacent to downtown Halifax, located in the cities South End, Point Pleasant Park is a great place to find some peace of mind when you need to get away from the business of the city and want to pet some cute dogs.

Danny's show continues until May 5th! Pop down today to see it when you're not on the trails!