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Hike NS Monthly E-News

Call for Guided Hikes & more: Hike NS E-News July 2014
Hike NS AGM & more: Hike NS E-News June 2014
Hike NS AGM & more: Hike NS E-News May 2014
Summit proves popular & more: Hike NS E-News April 2014
Contest winners & more: Hike NS E-news March 2014
Hiking Summit & more: Hike NS E-News February 2014


News Releases & Annoucements

Apr. 15: Hike NS Presents Summit Award
Apr. 6: Folks Talk & Walk Trails at NS Hiking Summit
Jan. 6, 2014: Hibernating is for bears: Snowshoeing gets you outside (PDF)
Dec. 30, 2013: 2014 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series List (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

July 23: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Halifax Yearound-Lighthouse & Capital City Event, Halifax
July 24: Halifax Adventure Seekers, Taylor Head Provincial Park ~ A Woodland/Shore Adventure, Tangier
July 25: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
July 27: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Pennant Point Trail 11/12Km guided hike, Sambro Creek
July 30: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Point Pleasant Park 10km guided walk, Halifax
July 30/31 (TBA): Diverse Halifax (Sierra Club of Canada Foundation), Birch Cove Beach hike, Dartmouth
Aug. 2: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Kearney Lake/Charlie Lake trail, Kearney Lake
Aug. 3: Halifax Adventure Seekers, Burntcoat...Here We Come! ~ A Sunday Morning Hike, Noel
Aug. 3: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, BLT Rails to Trails Lakeside hike, Lakeside (HRM)
Aug. 8: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Lawrencetown Headlands Trail, Lawrencetown
Aug. 6: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Sackville Short Seasonal Walk, Lower Sackville
Aug. 10: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Charles MacDonald Sportspark Walk 10Km, Waverley
Aug. 16: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Labrador Castle Trail, East River
Aug. 23/24 (TBA): Diverse Halifax (Sierra Club of Canada Foundation), McNabs Island hike, Halifax
Aug. 23: Terry Fox Trek Challenge 2014: Conquer the Highlands, Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Aug. 23: Chebucto Hiking Club, a 12 km hike the Pennant Point Spine Trail, Crystal Crescent Beach, Sambro Creek
Aug. 29: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Sept. 12-21: Hike the Highlands Festival, Cape Breton Highlands
Oct. 14: Celtic Colours Festival, Acadian Trail guided hike, Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Oct. 16: Celtic Colours Festival, Franey Trail guided hike, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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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