Thursday, June 18, 2020

Living Heritage Ep177: Hiking and History on the Baccalieu Trail

Photo courtesy of Barb Parsons-Sooley.

We’re hitting the trails with Barb Parson Parsons-Sooley. Barb is a founding member of Hike Baccalieu, a trail maintenance association in the Baccalieu Trail region. She’s also a hiking tour guide for Roots Adventures. Barb grew up in Bay Roberts and lived away in Alberta working as a flight medic and firefighter for many years. When she returned to Newfoundland, she settled in Hearts Delight and began hiking. She started taking her garden clippers with her on trails that needed some trimming, and she’s been maintaining the trails ever since.

Barb Parsons-Sooley sits beside the outport village built by her father on the Western Point Trail.

This episode is part of a special series about the Baccalieu Trail region of Newfoundland and Labrador. Join us as we explore the hidden gems of the Baccalieu Trail- from stories of phantom ship sightings to local art and history.


Living Heritage is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum
professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep history alive at the
community level. The show is a partnership between HeritageNL and CHMR Radio.
Theme music is Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing.

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