Trail Troubleshooting

Hike Nova Scotia’s Trail Troubleshooting online discussions, on May 31 and June 9, are for those who volunteer or work for community trail groups, First Nations and municipalities that build and maintain hiking trails. The focus of the discussion will be how to solve common and not-so-common trail maintenance problems and issues. We’ll learn from one another as well as a panel of experienced trail builders from Nova Scotia’s trail building community. The panel will answer the top trail maintenance questions of those attending and we’ll hear from each other how to solve problems, share tips and give advice about keeping our trails in tip top shape!

Trail Builder Panel
Our panel of experienced trail builders includes:

Hilary Paquet and Garnet McLaughlin
  • Garnet McLaughlin: A long-time trail builder in Nova Scotia who owns and operates Cobequid Consulting, Garnet has worked on countless trail projects all across the province and beyond. He’s got a knack for building low-impact foottrails.
  • Hilary Paquet: As Parks and Trails Coordinator for the Municipality of Colchester, Hilary has seen it all when it comes to trails. Not only does she oversee municipal trails, her role also involves supporting local community-based trail groups.
  • You: If you’re a trail builder and you’ve got a solution to a problem or question you hear, please pipe up and share your experience.

This event is offered in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage.

This online event is free for community trail groups, First Nations and municipalities. Registration is required in advance.

As you register, you’ll be asked for your top trail maintenance issues / questions / problems, which will help us address the most common issues during the discussion.

May 31 at 6:30 pm: Trail Troubleshooting online discussion - Register Here

June 9 at 10:00 am: Trail Troubleshooting online discussion - Register Here

After registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. It is your responsibility to confirm you have received the confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam filter. If it is not there, contact Hike NS and do so at least two hours before the webinar. 

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