Nova Scotia Hiking Summit: Social Media Release

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Folks Talk & Walk Trails at NS Hiking Summit

Hiking Summit in Parrsboro a celebration of hiking culture in NS

Hike Nova Scotia, along with 80 people with an interest in hiking, walking and snowshoeing will converge on Parrsboro this coming weekend for the third annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit. This event will take place April 11-13 in Parrsboro at the Fundy Geological Museum. The Summit is a celebration of Nova Scotia’s hiking culture, and will include sharing best practices, stories and networking. Attendees include avid hikers, hiking clubs, trail groups, provincial government, municipalities and others. Hike Nova Scotia thanks the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness for its support.

“We’re looking forward to learning about new and old trails, listening to hiking stories and hearing about what’s happening to support hiking,” says Janet Barlow with Hike Nova Scotia. “Parrsboro is a perfect spot for the Hiking Summit with so many wonderful trails nearby and beautiful scenery.”

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Participants of the 2013 Hiking Summit in Cape Breton gather together.

Event details:

Date: April 11 – 13, 2014

Location: Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro, NS

Time: 3 pm on April 11 to 3 pm on April 13

Highlights:
• 5 guided hikes
• Keynote speaker Jane Murphy with the Trans Canada Trail
• Sessions including: Cape Chignecto and Cape Split Visitor Experience; NS Trail Strategy; Economics of Hiking Trails
• Stories from the Trail PechaKucha presentations
• Hike Nova Scotia’s Awards

The agenda, directions and other details are found at http://www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects/hiking-summit/.

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For more information contact:

Janet Barlow, Hike Nova Scotia
(902) 717-4408(902) 717-4408
info@hikenovascotia.ca

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