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Hike NS Monthly E-News

Guided Hikes Begin: September 2016 Hike NS Enews
Ban on Woods Travel: August 2016 Hike NS Enews
Hitting the Trails: July 2016 Hike NS E-news

News Releases & Announcements

Sept. 9, 2016: Guided Hikes Get You on the Trail
May 4, 2016: Hike NS Presents Summit Award at Digby Event
Jan. 6, 2016: Snowshoeing Events Reveal Winter Wonders

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

Sept. 10-Nov. 5: Fall Guided Hike Series - See schedules by date or by region: Halifax, South Shore, Valley, Fundy. For hikes in Cape Breton, check out the Hike the Hike the Highlands Festival.
Sept. 24-30: Take a Child Outside Week
Sept. 30: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax
Oct. 1: Chebucto Hiking Club, 13 km hike, rated 4C, on the Blomidon Park Trails, Canning
Oct. 1: Falmouth TrALE Run, Windsor

Oct. 1-2: Fundy Hiking Weekend, Parrsboro, with Parrsboro Recreation and the Fundy Geological Museum
Oct. 1-31: Halifax Parks and Recreation - October Trails Challenge Guided Hikes - View the schedule of hikes and view the schedule of hiking presentations.

Oct. 2: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Mahone Bay Scarecrow Walk, 10 km and 5 km, rated 2B, Mahone Bay
Oct. 4: The Trail Shop Tuesday Talk: Packing for your Camino, Halifax

Oct. 8: Peml’gat Toqwa’q Mawoi’mi: A Mi’kmaq Cultural Culinary Experience hike - Yarmouth
Oct. 8: Chebucto Hiking Club, 14 km hike, rated 4D, on the Crowbar Lake Wilderness Trail, Porters Lake
Oct. 9: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, The Bluffs Trail hike, 11 km, rated 4D and BLT Rails to Trails hike, 10 km, rated 1A, Timberlea
Oct. 11: The Trail Shop Tuesday Talk: Duke of Edinburgh, Halifax
Oct. 14: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Salt Marsh Trail, Harvest Moon Walk, 10 km and 6 km, rated 1B, Cole Harbour
Oct. 15: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 4C, on the High Head Look-off Trail, Wentworth Valley
Oct. 15-16: Field Leader - Hiking course, Wolfville
Oct. 16: Darmtouth Volksmarch Club, Nine Mile River Trail, 10 km, rated 3B, Enfield
Oct. 16: Friends of McNabs Island Society, McNabs Island Fall Foliage Tours
Oct. 22: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3C, on the Kearney Lake/Charlies Lake Trails, Kearney Lake
Oct. 22-23: Field Leader - Overnight module, Economy
Oct. 23: Darmtouth Volksmarch Club, Lake William Trail, 10 km, rated 4C and 5 km, rated 2C, Waverley
Oct. 28: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax
Oct. 29: The Trail Shop Tuesday Talk: Trail Cross, Halifax
Oct. 29: Leave No Trace Canada Annual General Meeting, Halifax and online
Oct. 30: Darmtouth Volksmarch Club, Lawrencetown Provincial Beach Park, 10 km and 6 km, rated 2B
Nov. 5-6: Field Leader-Hiking course, Halifax
May 22, 2017: Hillside 2 Haiti 5 km walk or run, Salt Marsh Trail, Cole Harbour
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.
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