Hike NS

 

8th Annual Hike NS Summit 2019

SAVE the Date: May 24-26, 2019 – Western Shore at Oak Island Resort

Registration for Hike NS Fall Courses Open

Hike NS has many courses and workshops scheduled this fall across Nova Scotia:

  • Re-Connecting with Nature Workshops: Truro Sept. 21,Inverness Sept. 25, Sydney Sept. 27 and Hubbards Oct. 12
  • Field Leader – Hiking Courses: Middleton Oct. 13-14, Trenton Oct. 20-21, Hubbards Oct. 27-28
  • Navigation Maps & Compass Courses: Trenton Sept. 29-30 and Halifax Nov. 17-18
  • Urban Poling: Sept. 22 in Halifax

Costs vary, depending upon the course or workshop. Partners include the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the Outdoor Council of Canada. Learn more and view the schedules at www.hikenovascotia.ca

 

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Enjoy a summer season of hiking!

 

 

Hike NS E-news: September 2018

 

Check out the Fall Guided Hike Series, consider taking a course, mark the date of the 2019 Hiking Summit in your calendar and learn about a new trail guide!

 

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Hike NS Fall Guided Hike Series

Hike NS and 30 host organizations across the

province have partnered up to offer the 2018 Fall Guided Hike Series from September to November. There are 58 hikes led by local folks and participants qualify to win “trail prizes.” Most hikes are free and some require pre-registration. Hike NS thanks its partners for organizing the hikes on the ground as well as MEC, Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support. Check out details in the schedule.

 

 

 

 

Try a Course This Fall

 

Hike NS has many courses and workshops scheduled this fall across Nova Scotia:

  • Re-Connecting with Nature Workshops: Truro Sept. 21, Judique Sept. 25, Sydney Sept. 27 and Hubbards Oct. 12
  • Field Leader – Hiking Courses: Middleton Oct. 13-14, Trenton Oct. 20-21, Hubbards Oct. 27-28
  • Navigation Maps & Compass Courses: Scotsburn Sept. 29-30 and Halifax Nov. 17-18
  • Urban Poling: Sept. 22 in Halifax

Costs vary, depending upon the course or workshop. Partners include the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Outdoor Council of Canada and Urban Poling. Learn more and view the schedules.

 

 

Summit 2019 Save the Date

 

Hike NS is happy to announce the dates for the 2019 Hiking Summit: May 24-26, 2019 (Fri.-Sun.)

 

The Summit will be held in Western Shore (in the District of Chester), co-hosted by Hike NS with Event Lunenburg, the Municipality of Chester and Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre. Registration will open in early 2019 and more information will become available at that time.

 

 

 

 

New Trail Guide: The Great Trail, Volume 1

 
NS Trails and Goose Lane Editions hosted the Halifax launch of The Best Of The Great Trail, Volume 1, by Michael Haynes on September 4.

 

Michael is one of the leading authorities on trail development in Canada and gave a special presentation on the many adventures one can have while exploring The Great Trail. Be sure to pick up your copy at your local bookstore or outdoor retailer.

 

 

 

 

The Great Trail News

 

Great Trail Funding

The Trans Canada Trail has announced the launch

of The Great Trail Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for 2019-2020. The CIP is a program run by Trans Canada Trail that provides financial contributions to projects on The Great Trail. Learn more and apply here by October 5.

 

The Great Trail Treasure Hunt

The Great Trail Treasure Hunt is an adventure that gets Canadians exploring the longest recreational trail in the world. August 26, 2018 marked the first anniversary of the unification of this 24,000 kilometre network. To celebrate, Canadian Geographic Travel wants you, your family, and friends to get out there on the The Great Trail and win some great prizes. Learn more.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Liscombe Hiking Adventure, Liscombe Lodge: Sept. 8
  • Chebucto Hiking Club hikes, Sambro Creek, Halifax & Earltown: Sept. 8, 14, 22, 28
  • Dartmouth Volksmarch Club hikes, Caroll`s Corner, Halifax & Mahone Bay: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30
  • MEC Backcountry 101 – Introduction to Knot Tying, Halifax: Sept. 10
  • Hike NS Fall Guided Hike Series, province-wide: Sept. 14 to Nov. 4
  • Hike the Highlands Festival, Cape Breton: Sept. 14-23
  • Annual NS Marathon Walk Event with the Cape Breton Island Hoppers, Judique: Sept. 15
  • MEC Backcountry 101 – Introduction to Day Hiking, Halifax: Sept. 17
  • Re-Connecting with Nature workshop, Truro Sept. 21
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshops, Aylesford: Sept. 21-23
  • Urban Poling Quick Start Clinic, Halifax: Sept. 22
  • MEC Halifax Race FOUR: 5K/10K/15K – Musquodoboit Trailway: Sept. 23
  • MEC Backcountry 101 – Camp Kitchen, Halifax: Sept. 24
  • Re-Connecting with Nature workshop, Judique, Inverness County: Sept. 25
  • Re-Connecting with Nature workshop, Sydney: Sept. 27
  • Digby Hiking Adventure, Diby Pines: Sept. 29
  • Falmouth Trale Run, Castle Frederick Farms, Falmouth: Sept. 29
  • Navigation Maps & Compass course, Scotsburn: Sept. 29-30

Find more events listed here.

 

 

 

 

Hiking/Trail News Hits

These are some news hits from Twitter and Facebook:

  • Why hiking has become the peak of chic view
  • ‘Styrofoam, plastic and rope, water bottles’: Hikers asked to help clean up view
  • Independent Review of Forest Practices Released view
  • Lyme disease taking toll on Lunenburg County search and rescue team view
  • Nature Trust saves new Urban Wildlands in Halifax view
  • A guide to food foraging on the East Coast view
  • New walking, biking trail to open in Springhill in March 2019 view
  • Middleton woman survives fall down Cape and Sand cliff view
  • Know your wild plants with A for Adventure view

 

 

 

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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!

 

Visit Our Website

 

 

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 Hits

These 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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