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Hike NS Monthly E-News

Summit Date Announced: November Hike NS E-news
Re-Connecting with Nature & more: October Hike NS E-news
Fall Hiking Events & more: September Hike NS E-news
Sunday Hunting Ban & more: August Hike NS E-news
Events & more: July Hike NS E-news
Hike NS AGM & more: June Hike NS E-news

News Releases & Announcements

Sept. 8, 2015: Enjoy Fall’s Bounty with Guided Hikes
July 24, 2015: Hike NS Disappointed in Sunday Hunting Decision
Jan. 6, 2015: Snowshoe hikes popular winter activity
Nov. 26, 2014: Hike Leader Course Sells Out as Interest in Guided Hikes Grows

Events Calendar

These events are those of our partners and Hike NS (Hike NS events are in bold). Please add to our events listing by submitting your event  here.

Every Tuesday: Chebucto Hiking Club, Bedford trail 10-km hike, Bedford
Every Thursday: Chebucto Hiking Club, Dartmouth 10-km hike, Dartmouth
Every Wednesday: Les Amis du Plein Air guided hike in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Dec. 5: Bridgewater's Jingle Mingle VIII geocaching event, Bridgewater
Dec. 5: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3C, on the Spruce Hill Lake Trail, Harrietsfield
Dec. 5: Fundy Erratics hiking group, Bluff (West Cliff) 8-km Hike, near New Germany (Meisner's Section)
Dec. 6: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Cabin Lake Trail 10Km guided walk, Halifax
Dec. 11: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Northwest Arm Christmas Lights Walk, Halifax
Dec. 13: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax Christmas Lights Walk, 10Km guided walk, Halifax
Dec. 16: Deadline for the Call for the 2016 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Events
Dec. 19: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Chain of Lakes Trail, Halifax
Dec. 20: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Dartmouth Christmas Lights Walk 10Km guided walk
Dec. 29: Cobequid Eco-Trails Society, Snowshoe/Hike event at Juniper Head Trail, Earltown
Feb. 14: Cobequid Eco-Trails Society, Snowshoe/Hike event at Sandy Cope Trail, Earltown
Feb. 19-21: Becoming Outdoors Woman Winter NS 2016 workshop, St. Anns, Cape Breton
Apr. 29-May 1: Hiking Summit, Digby
May 28: Cobequid Eco-Trails Society, Trail Buidling event, Gully Lake Trail system, Earltown
Sept. 24: Cobequid Ecol-Trails Society, Hiking Event, Gully Lake Trail system, Earltown

All year long: More hiking and outdoor-related events are found at:

Nova Scotia's Parks are for People
Keep it Wild - Nova Scotia's Protected Areas
Hike the Highlands Festival
Take the Roof Off Winter
Nova Scotia Nature Trust
NS Outdoor Leadership Development Program
Young Naturalists Club
Wilderness Remote First Aid Courses

When you hike, walk or snowshoe, consider using a pedometer and counting your steps. Learn more at:

Be sure to follow Leave No Trace Principles when out hiking, walking and snowshoeing. For a list of what to bring and how to prepare for going on a hike, check out AdventureSmart.
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