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Hike NS Monthly E-News

Hike NS Receives Award: October 2016 Hike NS Enews
Guided Hikes Begin: September 2016 Hike NS Enews
Ban on Woods Travel: August 2016 Hike NS Enews


News Releases & Announcements

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

Nov. 26-Dec. 11: Hiking for the Holidays online auction fundraiser for Hike NS (auction ends at 10 pm on Dec. 11)
Dec. 2: Halifax Outdoor Adventurers, Explore Club Road, Harrietsfield
Dec. 2-4: Survival, Lakeview

Dec. 3-4: Navigation Maps & Compass Course, Halifax (course is full)
Dec. 3: Bridgewater's Jingle Mingle IX - Geocaching Social, Bridgewater
Dec. 3: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Charles MacDonald Sports Park Trail, Waverley

Dec. 4: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Old Coach/Cabin Lake Trails, 10 km rated 3B, 961 Bedford Hwy Bedford
Dec. 4: Halifax Outdoor Adventurers, Walk NS Provincial Park Taylor Head, Spry Bay
Dec. 9: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Northwest Arm Christmas Lights Walk, Halifax

Dec. 9-11: Red Cross Wilderness Remote First Aid, Lakeview
Dec. 11: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax Christmas Lights, 10 km rated 2A, Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Rd, Halifax
Dec. 17: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Chain of Lakes Trail, Halifax

Dec. 18: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Dartmouth Christmas Lights, 10 km rated 2A, 1000 Cole Harbour Rd,  Dartmouth
Dec. 30: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax

Jan. 7: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Truro - Town Walk, Truro
Feb. 3-5: Red Cross Wilderness Remote First Aid, Lakeview

Feb. 18: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Truro - Town Walk, Truro 
Mar. 3-5: Red Cross Wilderness Remote First Aid, Lakeview
Mar. 18: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Bible Hill Walk, Bible Hill

Apr. 28-30: Hike NS Hiking Summit, Tatamagouche (details have yet to be announced)
Apr. 22: Central Nova Volkssport Club, 
Town Walk, New Glasgow
Apr. 29: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Victoria Park walk, Truro
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
Aug. 5: Association of NS Geocaching, Martitime Mega 4 geocaching event, Truro
Sept. 8-17, 2017: Hike the Highlands Festival in 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.
Nova Scotia weather
NS Forest Fire Index


 
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