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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.

Mar. 3: Illustrated talk on hiking the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, Tantallon Public Library, Tantallon, pm
Mar. 4: Film Screening & Discussion: “Project Wild Thing," Halifax, through Halifax's first Wild Child Forest School in conjunction with the Sierra Club Canada, Atlantic Chapter
Mar. 7: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the McIntosh Run/Barrens Trail, Halifax
Mar. 8: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Portland Estates Walkabout 10Km guided walk, Dartmouth
Mar. 13: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Russell Lake Trails, Dartmouth
Mar. 15: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Bedford Walkabout 11Km guided walk, Bedford
Mar. 21: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Vivien’s Way Trail, Dartmouth
Mar. 22: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Bedford Walk/Admiral's Park 10 km walkabout, Bedford
Mar. 27: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Mar. 27-29: Field Leader - Hiking & Winter Leadership Course in Chester Basin
Mar. 29: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Grand Lake Trail  12Km guided walk, Wellington
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. 10: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Point Pleasant Park Trails, Halifax
Apr. 18: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail, Timberlea
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 2-3: Eco-Endurance Challenge, Halifax
May 13: Nova Scotia Walk Day, province-wide
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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