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Hike NS Monthly E-News

Ban on Sunday Hunting & more: Mar. Hike NS E-news 2015
Project Wild Thing & more: Feb. Hike NS E-news 2015

Snowshoe Hikes & more: Jan. Hike NS Enews 2015
Hiker Gift Ideas & more: Dec. Hike NS E-news 2014

Call for Winter Hikes & more: Hike NS E-News November 2014
Hike Leader Course & more: Hike NS E-News October 2014

News Releases & Announcements

Jan. 6, 2015: Snowshoe hikes popular winter activity
Nov. 26: Hike Leader Course Sells Out as Interest in Guided Hikes Grows
Sept. 2: Record Line Up of Fall Guided Hikes
Apr. 15: Hike NS Presents Summit Award
Apr. 6: Folks Talk & Walk Trails at NS Hiking Summit

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

Apr. 1: Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organization AGM and 20th Anniversary, Tantallon
Apr. 4: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Cole Harbour Heritage Park Trail, Cole Harbour
Apr. 4: Storm the Mountain Adventure Challenge snowshoeing navigation race, Wentworth
Apr. 5: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Hydrostone Walkabout 10Km guided walk, Halifax
Apr. 10: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Point Pleasant Park Trails, Halifax
Apr. 12: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax Watershed Mount Uniacke 12Km guided walk, Mount Uniacke
Apr. 17: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Shubie Park Trail-TCT Event 10Km or 5Km guided walk, Dartmouth
Apr. 18: Cole Hbr Heritage Park-TCT Event 10Km or 5Km guided walk, Cole Harbour
Apr. 18: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail, Timberlea
Apr. 19: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Lake Charles Trail-TCT Event, 10Km guided walk, Dartmouth
Apr. 24: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Apr. 24-26: 4th Annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit, Scotsburn, Pictou County
May: Outdoor Council of Canada MAYhem, Schedule an event in a natural area near you
May 2-3: Eco-Endurance Challenge, Halifax
May 13: Nova Scotia Walk Day, province-wide
June 20: Nova Scotia Trails Federation Annual General Meeting, Halifax
Jul. 18: Hike the Highland's 6th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge
Sept. 11-20, 2015: Hike the Highlands Festival, Cape Breton
Oct. 13-16: Recreation Nova Scotia annual conference, Digby

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.
Nova Scotia weather
NS Forest Fire Index

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