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Disconnecting and Reconnecting – Hiking Sugarloaf Path

Happy Saturday, Everyone!

What motivates you? Motivation comes to me when I disconnect from this busy world. This can be a difficult thing to accomplish in today’s society because we always have our cell phones in our hands. It’s great being able to connect with someone in seconds via text. However, I think a lot of times we get lost in the tech world instead of looking up and getting lost in the world that is all around us.

Lately, I have been trying to connect more with the physical world by going out there and actually experiencing the great outdoors. I am no stranger to always having my phone in my hand or in my pocket, so I have been making a conscious effort to spend less time on my device.

In an effort to disconnect from the cyber world and reconnect with the natural world I decided to revisit one of my favorite hiking trails.

Sugarloaf Path is a section of the East Coast Trail that takes the adventurer from Logy Bay to Quidi Vidi Village. This is a hike that I would do many times during my time at Memorial University. It’s peaceful, gets the blood pumping and the views are amazing.

I usually only do a portion of this hike, as the entire Sugarloaf Path is a 3-5 hour hike one way and is rated moderate to difficult. But if you are looking to make a day of it you very well could!

While walking the trail, I was immediately relaxed from the sounds of the waves crashing along the shore, birds chirping all around me and the beautiful sunset. In these moments, any troubles I had seemed to blow away with the warm summer’s breeze and I began to remember what is truly important. I have my health, happiness and a great support system of family and friends who truly care for me. 

If you enjoy hiking or are looking for a little escape from the busy world, then I definitely suggest this path! You can access the trail from the Ocean Sciences Center parking lot in Logy Bay or you can access through the Quidi Vidi entrance.

You can learn more about this path and view a map on the East Coast Trail Association’s website by clicking here.

Happy Adventuring!

Until next time,

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