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Hike NS Monthly E-News

Snowshoe Hikes & More: January Hike NS Enews
Online Auction, Hikes & More: December Hike NS Enews
Call for Winter Hikes: November Hike NS Enews

News Releases & Announcements

Jan. 9, 2017: Snowshoeing Snowballs in NS
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

Jan. 12-Mar. 19: Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series
     By date: January, February and March
     By region: Cape Breton, Highland, Fundy, Valley, South Shore 

Jan. 24-25: Banff Mountain Film Festival with The Trail Shop, Halifax
Jan. 27: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, for theCity-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax
Jan. 28-29: Eagle Watch & Snowshoe Hike in the Vineyard, by Planters, Ridge, Port Williams
Jan. 29: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Port Wallace Walkabout, 10km, 2B, Dartmouth
Jan. 30: Winter Fun Day for high school youth at Shubie Park, Dartmouth (with the Adventure Earth Centre)
Feb. 3-5: Red Cross Wilderness Remote First Aid, Lakeview

Feb. 4: Storm the Mountain Challenge, Wentworth (Pugwash Ground Search and Rescue)
Feb. 4: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B,at Hemlock Ravine, Halifax
Feb. 4: Lake Ainslie Trail Grand Opening, Lake Ainslie Development Assoc., East Lake Ainslie
Feb. 4-5: Eagle Watch & Snowshoe Hike in the Vineyard, by Planters, Ridge, Port Williams
Feb. 5: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Dartmouth Walkabout, 10km/5km, rated 2A, Dartmouth
Feb. 10: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B on the Blue Mountain/Birch Cove Lakes Trail, Hammonds Plains
Feb. 10-12: Field Leader - Hiking Course & Winter Module, Chester Basin
Feb. 12: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax Walkabout, 10km, rated 2A, Halifax
Feb. 18: Nordic Fest, Ski Martock, Windsor
Feb. 18: The Big Chill Snowshoe Event, with Give to Live, Middleton
Feb. 18: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Truro - Town Walk, Truro 
Feb. 18: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, at Brunello Estates, Timberlea
Feb. 19: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Colby Village Walkabout, 10km, rated 2A, Dartmouth
Feb. 24: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, for the City-to-City Walk  (by Ferry), Halifax
Feb. 26: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax & Point Pleasant Park Trails, 10km, rated 2A, Halifax
Mar. 3-5: Red Cross Wilderness Remote First Aid, Lakeview
Mar. 5: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Cole Harbour Walkabout, 10km/5km, rated 2A, Cole Harbour
Mar. 12: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Portland Estates Walkabout, 10km, rated 2A, Dartmouth
Mar. 18: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Bible Hill Walk, Bible Hill

Mar. 19: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Bedford Walkabout, 11km, rated 3B, Bedford
Mar. 26: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Bedford Walk/Admiral's Park, 10km, rated 3B & 2B options, Bedford
Apr. 2: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Grand Lake Trail, 12km, rated 3B, Wellington
Apr. 9: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax Watershed, Mount Uniacke, 10km, rated 3B, Mount Uniacke
Apr. 16: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Lake Charles Trail, 10km/6km, rating 2B, Dartmouth
Apr. 22: Central Nova Volkssport Club, 
Town Walk, New Glasgow
Apr. 23: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Labrador Castle Trail, 10km/7km, rating 3B, East River
Apr. 28-30: Hike NS Hiking Summit, Tatamagouche (details have yet to be announced)

Apr. 29: Central Nova Volkssport Club, Victoria Park walk, Truro
Apr. 30: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, MacIntosh Run, 10km, rating 2B, Halifax
May 3: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Cole Harbour Permanent Walk, 10km, rating 2A, Cole Harbour
May 6-7: Eco Endurance Challenge, Goffs (Halifax Regional Search & Rescue)
May 7: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Porter's Lake Provincial Park, 10km/5km, rating 1B, Porter's Lake
May 10: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Dartmouth Permanent Walk, 10km, rating 2A, Dartmouth
May 14: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Peggy's Cove Trail. 11km/rating 3C, Peggy's Cove
May 17: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club,  Cole Harbour, 10km, rating 2A, Cole Harbour
May 21: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Eastern Passage Walk, 10km/5km, rating 2B, Eastern Passage
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
May 24: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Dartmouth Permanent Walk, 10km, rating 2A, Dartmouth
May 26-28: Nova Scotia Celebration of Nature, Nature NS conference, South Milford
May 28: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Musquidoboit TCT or Admiral Lake Trail, 12km/10km/6km, rating 4C/1B/1B, Musquodoboit 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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