Now that winter is upon us, rather than hibernate indoors, Hike NS says to get out and try snowshoeing. You’ll be in good company, since everyone seems to be trying it. Hike Nova Scotia and its partners across the province are offering the 2018 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series from January to March.
“Snowshoeing is probably one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in our province,” says Janet Barlow, Hike NS Executive Director. “We’ve had the highest number of events registered across the province this season, even surpassing our fall hike series. Last year, people came out in droves.”
Date: January 13 to March 17, 2018
Location: The full schedule with registration details and directions is found at www.hikenovascotia.ca. Hikes are led by local folks and participants qualify to win trail prizes. Hikes are free or low-cost and pre-registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Over 65 hikes are listed by date and region. Hikes include the following regions:
- Cape Breton (Cape Breton Island)
- Highland (Guysborough County, Antigonish County, Pictou County)
- Fundy (Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County, Colchester County)
- Annapolis Valley (Municipalities of Hants West and Clare, Counties of Digby, Annapolis and Kings)
- South Shore (Counties of Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg and District of Argyle)
- Halifax (Halifax Regional Municipality)
- Hike NS and 38 host organizations partnered up to offer the guided snowshoeing series in January, February and March.
- Over 65 snowshoe hikes are scheduled province-wide.
- Hikes are led by local folks and participants qualify to win trail prizes. Hikes are free or low-cost and pre-registration is required unless otherwise indicated.
- Hike NS thanks its local 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.
- Wondering where to find snowshoes? Not to worry, since you can easily find snowshoes to borrow, rent or buy using Hike NS’s online guide, with 75 listings. A growing number of municipalities, businesses and organizations are buying sets of snowshoes to lend or rent. There are at least 55 venues listed where you can borrow them for free.
- Hike NS encourages and promotes a growing hiking culture throughout the province, striving to be the voice for those who hike, walk and snowshoe.
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Janet Barlow, Hike Nova Scotia