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Hike NS Monthly E-News

New Enews Design: January 2016 Hike NS E-news
Hiker Gift Ideas: December 2015 Hike NS E-news
Summit Date Announced: November Hike NS E-news
Re-Connecting with Nature & more: October Hike NS E-news
Fall Hiking Events & more: September Hike NS E-news
Sunday Hunting Ban & more: August Hike NS E-news

News Releases & Announcements

Jan. 6, 2016: Snowshoeing Events Reveal Winter Wonders
Sept. 8, 2015: Enjoy Fall’s Bounty with Guided Hikes

July 24, 2015: Hike NS Disappointed in Sunday Hunting Decision

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. 17: Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike series across NS (over 50 events)
Events by date (PDF files): January, February and March
Events by region (PDF files): Cape Breton, Highland, Fundy, Valley,
     South Shore, Halifax Regional Municipality

Feb. 12: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Blue Mountain/Birch Cove Lakes Trail, Hammonds Plains
Feb. 13: Nordic Fest at Ski Martock, Windsor
Feb. 14: Cobequid Eco-Trails Society, Snowshoe/Hike event at Sandy Cope Trail, Earltown
Feb. 14: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Colby Village Walkabout, 10Km guided walk, Dartmouth
Feb. 15-Mar. 2: Seawall Trail Public Consultations and Presentations, various Cape Breton locations
Feb. 19-21: Becoming Outdoors Woman Winter NS 2016 workshop, St. Anns, Cape Breton
Feb. 20: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3B, on the Jack’s Lake Trail, Bedford
Feb. 20-21: Whycocomagh Winterlude, including snowshoeing, Whycocomagh
Feb. 21: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax & Point Pleasant Park Trails 10Km guided walk
Feb. 26: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk, Halifax
Feb. 27: The Big Chill 2016 5-km, ½ marathon and full marathon snowshoe event, Middleton
Feb. 28: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Cole Harbour Walkabout, a 10Km or 5Km guided walk, Cole Harbour
Feb. 28: Field Leader - Winter Leadership course, Chester Basin (only for those who already have Field Leader - Hiking certification)
Apr. 29-May 1: Hiking Summit, Digby

May 7-8: Eco Endurance Challenge 2016, Goffs
May 28: Cobequid Eco-Trails Society, Trail Buidling event, Gully Lake Trail system, Earltown
Sept. 24: Cobequid Ecol-Trails Society, Hiking Event, Gully Lake Trail system, Earltown

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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