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Hike NS Monthly E-News

Hike NS Receives Award: October 2016 Hike NS Enews
Guided Hikes Begin: September 2016 Hike NS Enews
Ban on Woods Travel: August 2016 Hike NS Enews

News Releases & Announcements

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

Sept. 10-Nov. 5: Fall Guided Hike Series - See schedules by date or by region: Halifax, South Shore, Valley, Fundy. For hikes in Cape Breton, check out the Hike the Hike the Highlands Festival.
Oct. 1-31: Halifax Parks and Recreation - October Trails Challenge Guided Hikes - View the schedule of hikes and view the schedule of hiking presentations.
Oct. 28: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax
Oct. 29: The Trail Shop Tuesday Talk: Trail Cross, Halifax
Oct. 29: Leave No Trace Canada Annual General Meeting, Halifax and online
Oct. 30: Darmtouth Volksmarch Club, Lawrencetown Provincial Beach Park, 10 km and 6 km, rated 2B

Nov. 5: Chebucto Hiking Club, 3-hour, 10-km hike, rated 2C, on the Nine Mile River Trail, Enfield
Nov. 5-6: Field Leader-Hiking course, Halifax (course is full)
Nov. 6: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Long Lake Trail, 10 km, rated 3C, Halifax
Nov. 11: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3B, on the Northwest Arm Walk, Halifax

Nov. 11: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Duncan's Cove Trail, 10 km, rated 3C, Duncan's Cove
Nov. 13: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, 1st and 2nd Lake Trail, 10 km and 5 km, rated 2B, Lower Sackville
Nov. 19: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 3C, on the Labrador Castle Trail, East River

Nov. 19-20: Navigation Maps & Compass, Sydney
Nov. 20: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Hemlock Ravine, 10 km, rated 3B, Bedford
Nov. 25: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax

Nov. 27: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Burnside Industrial Park Trail, 10 km, rated 2B, Dartmouth
Dec. 3: Bridgewater's Jingle Mingle IX - Geocaching Social, Bridgewater
Dec. 3: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Charles MacDonald Sports Park Trail, Waverley

Dec. 3-4: Navigation Maps & Compass, Halifax (course is full)
Dec. 9: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Northwest Arm Christmas Lights Walk, Halifax
Dec. 17: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the Chain of Lakes Trail, Halifax
Dec. 30: Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hike, rated 2B, on the City-to-City Walk (by Ferry), Halifax
Apr. 28-30: Hike NS Hiking Summit, Tatamagouche (details have yet to be announced)
May 22, 2017: Hillside 2 Haiti 5 km walk or run, Salt Marsh Trail, Cole Harbour
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.
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