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Hike NS Monthly E-News

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
Call for Guided Hikes & more: Hike NS E-News July 2014

Hike NS AGM & more: Hike NS E-News June 2014

News Releases & Announcements

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
Jan. 6,: Hibernating is for bears: Snowshoeing gets you outside (PDF)

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

Nov. 21-23: Red Cross Wilderness Remote First Aid course, Lakeview
Nov. 22: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Duncan’s Cove Trail, Duncan’s Cove
Nov. 23: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Hemlock Ravine 10km guided walk, Halifax
Nov. 28: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km City-to-City Bridge Walk (Return by Ferry), Halifax
Nov. 28-30: Wilderness Remote First Responder course, Lower Sackville
Nov. 29-30: Hike NS & OCC, Leadership Level 1 - Hiking course, Halifax - now full
Nov. 30: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Burnside Industrial Trail 10Km guided walk, Dartmouth
Dec. 6: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Spruce Hill Lake Trail, Harrietsfield
Dec. 6: Geocaching event, Bridgewater's Jingle Mingle VII, Bridgewater
Dec. 6-7: Red Cross Wilderness Remote First Aid recertification course, Lakeview
Dec. 7: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Old Coach Road Trail 10Km guided walk, Bedford
Dec. 12: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Northwest Arm Christmas Lights Walk, Halifax
Dec. 20: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Chain of Lakes Trail, Halifax
Sept. 11-20, 2015: Hike the Highlands Festival, 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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