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Hike NS Monthly E-News

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
Fall Guided Hikes & more: Hike NS E-News September 2014
New nature books & more: Hike NS E-News August 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

Jan. 10 - Mar. 14: Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series
View the schedule by date or by region (PDFs): South Shore, Annapolis Valley, Colchester County, Pictou County, Cape Breton, Halifax Regional Municipality.

Jan. 24: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3C, on the Mount Uniacke Trail, Mount Uniacke
Jan. 25: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Port Wallace Walkabout, 10Km guided walk
Jan. 30: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Jan. 31: NS Nature Trust, Full Moon Snowshoe Hike, Wolfville Watershed Nature Preserve
Feb. 1: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Dartmouth Walkabout, 10Km or a 5Km guided walk
Feb. 7: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Round Lake Trail from the Train Station Bike & Bean, Tantallon
Feb. 7: Storm the Mountain Adventure Challenge snowshoeing navigation race, Wentworth
Feb. 8: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax Walkabout, 10Km guided walk
Feb. 13: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Blue Mountain/Birch Cove Lakes Trail, Hammonds Plains
Feb. 15: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Colby Village Walkabout, 10Km guided walk, Dartmouth
Feb. 21: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3B, on the Blois Road Trail, Nine Mile River
Feb. 22: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax & Point Pleasant Trail 10km guided walk, Halifax
Feb. 21: Leave No Trace Canada Annual General Meeting online
Feb. 27: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Apr. 24-26: Nova Scotia Hiking Summit - stay tuned for details!
May 2-3: Eco-Endurance Challenge, Halifax
Sept. 11-20, 2015: Hike the Highlands Festival, Cape Breton

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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NS Forest Fire Index

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