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Hike NS Monthly E-News

Hiking Summit & more: Apr. Hike NS E-news
Ban on Sunday Hunting & more: Mar. Hike NS E-news 2015

Project Wild Thing & more: Feb. Hike NS E-news 2015

Snowshoe Hikes & more: Jan. Hike NS Enews 2015
Hiker Gift Ideas & more: Dec. Hike NS E-news 2014

Call for Winter Hikes & more: Hike NS E-News November 2014

News Releases & Announcements

Jan. 6, 2015: Snowshoe hikes popular winter activity
Nov. 26: Hike Leader Course Sells Out as Interest in Guided Hikes Grows
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

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

Apr. 24: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Apr. 24-26: 4th Annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit, Scotsburn, Pictou County
Apr. 26: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Labrador Castle Trail 10Km or 7Km guided hike, East River (South Shore)
May: Outdoor Council of Canada MAYhem, Schedule an event in a natural area near you
May 3: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club,MacIntosh Run Trail, 10Km guided hike, Halifax
May 6: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Cole Harbour 10-Km guided walk, Cole Harbour
May 10: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Porters Lake Provincial Park/World Walking Day 10-Km or 5Km walk, Porters Lake
May 13: Nova Scotia Walk Day, province-wide
June 20: Nova Scotia Trails Federation Annual General Meeting, Halifax
Jul. 18: Hike the Highland's 6th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge
Sept. 11-20, 2015: Hike the Highlands Festival, Cape Breton
Oct. 13-16: Recreation Nova Scotia annual conference, Digby

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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