Hike NS E-news: August 2018

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Enjoy a summer season of hiking!



Hike NS E-news: August 2018


Learn about some great upcoming events, such as an Urban Poling clinic and featured events like the Digby Hiking Adventure!


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September Courses


Re-Connecting with Nature Workshop Sept. 21, Truro

The Re-Connecting with Nature workshop is a hands-on day of adventure to improve your ability to lead and share an appreciation and understanding of nature with children and youth. The cost is $30 to $60. It will take place in Truro on Friday, September 21.


Urban Poling Clinic Sept. 22, Halifax

Hike NS and Urban Poling will offer a Quick Start Urban Poling Clinic in Halifax on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 12 pm in Point Pleasant Park. Learn how to Nordic Walk! The cost is $35 ($25 for current paid Hike NS members) and participants must register in advance. The clinic is taught by a certified Urban Poling Instructor and demo poles will be available for use and for sale after the session.


Date Change: Navigation Course Sept. 29-30, Trenton

A Navigation Maps & Compass course will be offered in Trenton on September 29 and 30 (not Sept. 22-23 as originally planned). Participants receive Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) national certification. The cost is $135 ($125 for current paid Hike NS members).


For more information and to register for these courses, go to www.hikenovascotia.ca.






Call for Fall 2018 Guided Hikes

Deadline: August 15, 2018
Hike NS invites groups across NS to partner with it on delivering fall guided hikes from September to November 2018. If your municipality, First Nation or organization can organize a hike (or already plan to host a hike), please register your event here by August 15, 2018 for events between September 14 and November 12. Note that one organization may register only up to five hikes (register only one event per form).




Coastal Protection Provincial Consultation


The government has committed to creating legislation to provide legal protection for our coasts. It’s asking the public to provide input on designing this new legislation. Take the survey and read the consultation document here. The Ecology Action Centre has good information online about coastal protection and what the legislation should include. Learn more here. The deadline for feedback is August 17.




Upcoming Events

  • MEC Trail Run Crew, Halifax: Wednesdays in Aug.
  • Chebucto Hiking Club, 10 km hikes, West Dover, Dartmouth, Halifax & Canning: Aug. 4, 10, 17, 25, 31
  • Dartmouth Volksmarch Club walks, Halifax, Lower Sackville, Waverley, Cole Harbour, Dartmouth, Eastern Passage: Aug. 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
  • Skyline Sunrise Hike, Cape Breton Highlands National Park: Aug. 5
  • Backcountry 101 – Introduction to Knot Tying, MEC Halifax: Aug. 7
  • Camp Cooking 101: Learn to Eat Well in the Outdoors, with The Trail Shop and A for Adventure, Halifax: Aug. 8
  • Lunch at the Headland with the The Friends of Taylor Head Park, Spry Bay: Aug. 11
  • Backcountry 101 – Introduction to Day Hiking, MEC Halifax: Aug. 13
  • Deadline to register events with Hike NS’s Fall Guided Hike Series: Aug. 15
  • Backcountry 101 – Camp Kitchen, MEC Halifax: Aug. 20
  • Cape Mabou Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge (Register by August 10), Mabou: Aug. 25
  • Backcountry 101 – Packing for an Overnight Trip, MEC Halifax: Aug. 27

Find more events listed here.





Hiking/Trail News HitsThese are some news hits from Twitter and Facebook:

  • Wyman earns Trail Builder of the Year award view
  • Coxheath Hills Wilderness Recreation Association wins top trail group award view
  • Countryside in the neighbourhood view
  • How to prepare for a hike view
  • RCMP, Search and Rescue hold remote rescue training in Halifax view
  • Minister’s Cabot Trail trek brings ‘diet of goodness’ view
  • Whistler’s Walk – Book chronicles Valley man’s life-changing Appalachian Trail experience view
  • Harvest Moon Trail view
  • Canada’s largest tick reduction project underway in MODL view
  • Parks Canada offers ‘in-tents’ overnight experience at York Redoubt view
  • Province to spend $1 million to enhance Cabot Trail visitor experience view
  • Fundraising wearing out search and rescue teams view




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