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Hike NS Monthly E-News

Summit proves popular & more: Hike NS E-News April 2014
Contest winners & more: Hike NS E-news March 2014
Hiking Summit & more: Hike NS E-News February 2014
Snowshoeing, Contest & more: Hike NS E-news January 2014
Hiker's Wish List & more: Hike NS E-News December 2013
MEC Club Night & more: Hike NS E-News November 2013

News Releases & Annoucements

Apr. 15: Hike NS Presents Summit Award
Apr. 6: Folks Talk & Walk Trails at NS Hiking Summit
Jan. 6, 2014: Hibernating is for bears: Snowshoeing gets you outside (PDF)
Dec. 30, 2013: 2014 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series List (PDF)

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. 19: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike or a 18 km hikeon The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail, Timberlea
Apr. 20: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Lake Charles Trail Walk, Dartmouth
Apr. 25: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Apr. 26: NS Trails Federation, Youth Engagement Workshop for Trail Organizations, Earltown
Apr. 27: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Island Lake, Mount Uniacke Hike, Mount Uniacke
May 3: NS Trails Federation, Passing the Torch: A Youth Engagement Workshop for Trail Organizations, Trenton
May 3: Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Waterfall Walk, New Germany & Area
May 3: Backlands Coalition, ‘Backlands 360’ walks, Halifax
May 3: Chebucto Hiking Club, Admiral Lake Trail hike, Musquodoboit Harbour
May 3-4: 2014 Eco-Endurance Challenge, Enfield
May 4: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, MacIntosh Run Trail 10Km guided hike, Halifax
May 7: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Cole Harbour Year Round walk, Cole Harbour
May 9: Chebucto Hiking Club, Sackville Lakes Trail hike, Lower Sackville
May 17: Chebucto Hiking Club, Prospect Trail hike, Prospect
May 24: Chebucto Hiking Club, Nine Mile River Trail hike, Nine Mile River
May 30: Chebucto Hiking Club, City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Jun. 7: Chebucto Hiking Club, Hobsons Lake Trail hike, Halifax
Jun. 13: Chebucto Hiking Club, Long Lake Trail hike, Halifax
Jun. 21: Chebucto Hiking Club, Fairmount Ridge Trail hike, Antigonish County
Jun. 27: Chebucto Hiking Club, City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Jun. 27- Aug. 31: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Weekly hikes
Jul. 19: Hike the Highlands Festival, Three Peaks Challenge, Cape Breton Highlands
Sept. 12-21: Hike the Highlands Festival, Cape Breton Highlands
Oct. 14: Celtic Colours Festival, Acadian Trail guided hike, Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Oct. 16: Celtic Colours Festival, Franey Trail guided hike, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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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