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New Look Coming & More: March Hike NS E-news
Summit Registration & more: February Hike NS E-news
Snowshoe Hikes & More: January Hike NS Enews

News Releases & Announcements

Jan. 9, 2017: Snowshoeing Snowballs in NS
Sept. 9, 2016: Guided Hikes Get You on the Trail

May 4, 2016: Hike NS Presents Summit Award at Digby Event

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

Jan. 12-Mar. 26: Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series
     By date: January, February and March
     By region: Cape Breton, Highland, Fundy, Valley, South Shore 

Mar. 26: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Bedford Walk/Admiral's Park, 10km, rated 3B & 2B options, Bedford
Mar. 27: "Nature’s Symbiotic Symphony – It Took So Long" presentation by Norris Whiston, at the Museum of Natural History, Halifax
Apr. 2: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Grand Lake Trail, 12km, rated 3B, Wellington

Apr. 9: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax Watershed, Mount Uniacke, 10km, rated 3B, Mount Uniacke
Apr. 16: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Lake Charles Trail, 10km/6km, rating 2B, Dartmouth
Apr. 22: Central Nova Volkssport Club, 
Town Walk, New Glasgow
Apr. 23: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Labrador Castle Trail, 10km/7km, rating 3B, East River
Apr. 28-30: Hike NS Hiking Summit, Tatamagouche

Apr. 29: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Victoria Park walk, Truro
Apr. 30: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, MacIntosh Run, 10km, rating 2B, Halifax
May 3: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Cole Harbour Permanent Walk, 10km, rating 2A, Cole Harbour
May 6-7: Eco Endurance Challenge, Goffs (Halifax Regional Search & Rescue)
May 7: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Porter's Lake Provincial Park, 10km/5km, rating 1B, Porter's Lake
May 10: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Dartmouth Permanent Walk, 10km, rating 2A, Dartmouth
May 14: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Peggy's Cove Trail. 11km/rating 3C, Peggy's Cove
May 17: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club,  Cole Harbour, 10km, rating 2A, Cole Harbour
May 21: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Eastern Passage Walk, 10km/5km, rating 2B, Eastern Passage
May 22: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Trenton Steeltown Centennial Park walk, Trenton
May 22, 2017: Hillside 2 Haiti 5 km walk or run, Salt Marsh Trail, Cole Harbour
May 24: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Dartmouth Permanent Walk, 10km, rating 2A, Dartmouth
May 26-28: Nova Scotia Celebration of Nature, Nature NS conference, South Milford
May 28: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Musquidoboit TCT or Admiral Lake Trail, 12km/10km/6km, rating 4C/1B/1B, Musquodoboit Harbour
June 24: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Bass River Walk, Bass River
July 15:  8th Annual  Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge, Cape Breton Highlands
Aug. 5: Association of NS Geocaching, Martitime Mega 4 geocaching event, Truro
Aug. 18: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Truro Walk, Truro
Sept. 8-17, 2017: Hike the Highlands Festival in Cape Breton
Sept. 9: The Big Hike, fundraising hike in Cape Chignecto with The Tema Conter Memorial Trust
Sept. 16: Central Nova Volkssport Club, 
Marathon-Cobequid Trail Truro, Truro
Sept. 16: Central Nova Volkssport Club, 5/10/21 km  walk - Cobequid Trail

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
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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