Hiking is “the peak of chic” according to the title of a recent article in a popular UK newspaper. The folks at Hike NS have long known this to be the case (insert eye-rolling emoji here), but argue that you don’t have to be a trendy celebrity or fashionista to hit the trails.
“Hiking really is for everyone,” says Janet Barlow, Hike NS Executive Director. “Our partners have lined up a great selection of guided hikes clear across the province this fall. There are various trail lengths and levels of difficulty to try. No matter what you’re experience, there’s something for you.”
Date: September 14 to November 4, 2018
The full schedule with registration details and directions is found at www.hikenovascotia.ca. Hikes are listed by date and region. Hikes include the following areas:
- Cape Breton
- 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 30 host organizations partnered up to offer the guided hike series from September to November.
- There are 58 guided hikes scheduled province-wide.
- Hikes are led by local folks and participants qualify to win trail prizes. Hikes are free or low-cost and some require pre-registration.
- Hike NS thanks its local 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.
- For those who wouldlike to upgrade their outdoorsy skills for the fall hiking season, Hike NS offers a slate of courses and workshops that teach nature activities to use with kids, how to be a hike leader, navigation and Nordic Walking.
- 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