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Enjoy a spring season of hiking!



Hike NS Enews: April 2018


Learn about a proposal to increase membership fees, check-in about the Hiking Summit, see how the Hike NS AGM is shaping up and check out a neat new adventure.


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Member Fee Increase & AGM

The Hike NS Annual General Meeting will take place in Truro on Saturday, June 23 at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre. It will include a hike at 10:30 am, a light lunch at 12:30 pm and the AGM at 1 pm. All attendees are required to register by June 21. Please note that Hike NS membership will be asked to vote on proposed increases to membership fees at the AGM. Register and view the membership fee proposal here.




Hiking Summit Full!

For the first time ever, the Hiking Summit – taking place in Ingonish from May 11 to 13 – has sold out! It took just one month for registration to fill. There will be over 225 people coming together to talk hiking and explore the local trails. Hike NS was not expecting to sell out and we are aware that some loyal Hiking Summit attendees have missed out because it filled so quickly (we have a long waiting list). We’re sorry that you won’t be able to join us this year, but there is always next year. The location for 2019 will be announced at the Summit. For those who are attending the Summit, please double-check your confirmation emails to ensure you bought extra meals if you wanted them and be sure to use the link in that email to register for your hikes. See you in Ingonish in May!



Oceanstone Polly’s Cove Hiking Adventure:  June 2

Join Oceanstone Resort and Hike Nova Scotia on the Polly’s Cove Hike Adventure, near Halifax, in support of Hike NS. After the hike enjoy a barbeque and S’mores back at Oceanstone in Indian Harbour.

Learn more and register here.



Call for Board Members & Nominations

Hike Nova Scotia seeks board members across the province who love hiking and can contribute to moving Hike NS forward. It’s looking for board members who have the time and energy to devote to helping Hike NS achieve its mandate of creating a culture of hiking, walking and snowshoeing in our beautiful province. There are some perks; travel is reimbursed and food is provided for in-person meetings. The board meets four to five times per year in person or by conference call. Contact Hike NS to express your interest or to nominate someone. Check out our website to learn more about what we do.





Winter Hike Success

Hike Nova Scotia and 38 local host organizations offered the Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series from January to March 2018 across NS. There were 40 hikes with over 570 participants (26 other hikes were cancelled due to weather or lack of snow). The free hikes were led by local folks and participants qualified to win “trail prizes.”

Hike NS thanks its partners for organizing the hikes on the ground as well as Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support.



Thanks to Good Robot

The Goodwill Bot: Hike Nova Scotia event took place at Good Robot Brewing Co. in Halifax on Monday, March 26.

Hike NS connected with new and old friends as folks had a brew to help raise funds for Hike NS’s work. Good Robot donated $1 from every pint sold.

Thanks so much to Good Robot for supporting Hike NS!



Recreational Trail Expansion Grants

The NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage is now accepting applications to the Recreational Trail Expansion Grant Program until April 30. The program provides funding to community groups, municipalities, Mi’kmaq Band Councils, and  ‘not-for- profit’ organizations to develop new trails, expand recreational trails and capital upgrades to existing trails in order to increase opportunities for Nova Scotians to recreate in the outdoors and connect with nature. Learn more here.



Upcoming Events

  • Chebucto Hiking Club hikes, Musquodoboit Harbour, Cole Harbour, Carrolls Corner, Halifax: Apr. 7, 13, 21, 27
  • Central Woodland Conference with the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association, New Glasgow: Apr. 7
  • Backcountry 201: Wilderness Navigation with MEC, Dartmouth: Apr. 8
  • Halifax Regional Trails Association Annual General Meeting, Bedford: Apr. 9
  • Backcountry 101: Introduction to Day Hiking with MEC, Halifax: Apr. 9
  • Packing for Your Camino, hosted by The Trail Shop and the Canadian Company of Pilgrims Halifax Chapter, Halifax: Apr. 10
  • Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park Citizen’s Meeting, Halifax: Apr. 12
  • Backcountry 101: Hiking Cape Chignecto with MEC, Halifax: Apr. 13
  • NS Outdoor Network Provincial Summit, Aylesford: Apr. 13-14
  • Parks Canada in Cape Breton Open House, Cheticamp and Cape North: Apr. 18-19
  • Backcountry 101: Packing for an Overnight Trip with MEC, Halifax: Apr. 19

Find more events listed here.





Hiking/Trail News Hits

These are some news hits from Twitter and Facebook:

  • Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Hiking Association formed view
  • Province admits old-growth forest may have been cut for fuel view
  • Temperatures right for an early tick emergence: zoologist view
  • Big plans for continued work at the Keppoch view
  • A for Adventure talks about upcoming outdoor summit view


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Hike NS AGM 2018 

Saturday, June 23 in Truro.  



AGM at 1:00 pm


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