Ever wanted to slow your life down to a simpler, sweeter pace? Whenever I’m feeling a little frazzled and need to get my Zen back, I beeline to Deep Cove.
Deep Cove is a little hamlet in North Vancouver. Its main street is home to an old fashioned general store, an ice cream shoppe and an always overflowing restaurant that specializes in home-made, honey-glazed donuts.
Leave the main drag to wander along the water and you’ll be lucky enough to see vistas like this..
Then walk a little further to the edge of the forest and you’re on the trail to Quarry Rock. The hike is about two hours round trip and will get you huffing & puffing and sweating several times over those two hours. But, its saving grace is that is has a lot of flat areas to catch your breath as well. And while you’re catching your breath you can’t help but notice that you are in the middle of an enchanted forest with mossy branches, oversize ferns and beautiful, tall trees.
And then, when you reach the clearing at the end of the trail, this will be waiting for you…
Not too shabby.
What to bring:
- One or two bottles of water
- Lunch to eat on the rock overlooking Indian Arm
- Your camera
- Your dog
What to wear:
- Layers – it can be cool in the forest and hot on the rock
- Hiking boots – the trail is super rooty
There. You’re all set. Happy Hiking.