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Lantzville Foothills

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We finally decided to check out the Lantzville Foothills after talking about checking it out for so long, I love doing a hike that has spectacular views (it's such a reward!). 

 If you follow Aulds Rd west across the Island Highway until you hit Harwood Dr and make a left, following Harwood until you hit the end with a gate on the left that says "Lantzville Foothills" with some decent off-road parking. Park and head over the bridge onto what looks like a logging road. You can spend a good 2-4 hours exploring, including a 7km loop or a shorter 4km jaunt. Lots of decent hills to climb to some pretty amazing viewpoints. We spent about 3.5 hours adventuring, including a spectacular viewpoint looking towards Nanaimo and East Lantzville. 

 This area was a proposed 720 hectare housing development in 2004. A lack of sufficient water sources put it on hold. However, in Sept 2014 the city of Lantzville signed a term with developers to revive the Lantzville Foothills Estates project.…