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Hitting the Trails: July 2016 Hike NS E-news
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News Releases & Announcements

May 4, 2016: Hike NS Presents Summit Award at Digby Event
Jan. 6, 2016: Snowshoeing Events Reveal Winter Wonders

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 Tuesday from July to September: Nuit stella Night Hike, Church Point
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

July 23: Nature Conservancy of Canada, Musquodoboit River Canoe & Walk, Musquodoboit River
July 23: Chebucto Hiking Trail, 14 km hike, rated 3C, or 22 km hike, rated 4C, on the Taylor Head Provincial Park Trails, Spry Bay
July 24: Friends of McNabs Island, Discover McNabs Island Summer Tour, Halifax
July 24: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Pennant Point Trail 11/12Km or a 6Km guided walk, Sambro Creek
July 25: Cape George Heritage Museum, Cape George Trails Guided Hike, Antigonish County
July 27: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax Permanent Walk-Lighthouse & Capitol City 10Km guided walk, Halifax
July 29: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax
July 31: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, BLT Rails to Trails Lakeside 6Km or 12Km walk, Lakeside (HRM)
Aug. 3: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Point Pleasant Park 10Km guided walk, Halifax
Aug. 6: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2C, on the Polly Cove Trail, West Dover
Aug. 7: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Charles MacDonald Sportspark Walk 10Km guided walk, Waverley
Aug. 12: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Cole Harbour Heritage Park Trail, Cole Harbour
Aug. 20: Cape George Trails Hike-A-Thon, Cape George, Antigonish
Aug. 20: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3B, on the Victoria Park Trails, Truro
Aug. 21: Not Since Moses run 10 k and 5 k across the ocean floor, Five Islands
Aug. 26: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax
Aug. 27: Cape Mabou Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge, Mabou
Sept. 4-9: Cape Breton Camino Walking Pilgrimage, Western Cape Breton
Sept. 23-25: 2016 Fall Becoming an Outdoor Woman, Aylesford Lake
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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