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Hike NS Monthly E-News

Contest winners & more: Hike NS E-news March 2014
Hiking Summit & more: Hike NS E-News February 2014
Snowshoeing, Contest & more: Hike NS E-news January 2014
Hiker's Wish List & more: Hike NS E-News December 2013
MEC Club Night & more: Hike NS E-News November 2013
Hike Leader Training & more: Hike NS E-News October 2013

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

Mar. 28: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Mar. 30: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Grand Lake Trail 12km guided walk, Wellington
Apr. 3: Halifax Adventure Seekers, Blue Beach on the Minas Basin ~ A Thursday Morning Adventure, Hantsport
Apr. 5: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Cole Harbour Heritage Park Trail, Cole Harbour
Apr. 6: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Hydrostone Walkabout, Halifax
Apr. 10: Halifax Adventure Seekers, Big Eddy to Amethyst Cove ~ A Thursday Morning Hike, Cape Split
Apr. 11: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike on the Point Pleasant Park trails, Halifax
Apr. 11-13: Hike Nova Scotia's Hiking Summit, Parrsboro
Apr. 13: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Labrador Castle Trail Hike, East River
Apr. 19: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike or a 18 km hikeon The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail, Timberlea
Apr. 20: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Lake Charles Trail Walk, Dartmouth
Apr. 25: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km City-to-City Bridge Walk, Halifax
Apr. 26: NS Trails Federation, Youth Engagement Workshop for Trail Organizations, Earltown
Apr. 27: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Island Lake, Mount Uniacke Hike, Mount Uniacke
May 3: NS Trails Federation, Passing the Torch: A Youth Engagement Workshop for Trail Organizations, Trenton
May 3-4: 2014 Eco-Endurance Challenge, Enfield

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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