Why do you love hiking? Is it the fresh air, the calm feeling of green or the heart-pumping rush of reaching a summit for a great view? Share the Hiking Love: On @GivingTuesdayCa (@NSGives) – November 28 – share a photo of you on an NS trail on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and then donate to Hike NS! Don’t forget to tag Hike NS when you post: #HikeNS @HikeNS @hikenovascotia. Check out our donation page.
Nov. 18-Dec. 3
Support the Hike NS Hiking for the Holidays Online Auction. Shop once and give twice: once to your loved ones and once to Hike NS. Do your holiday shopping online with us and spend more time hiking, less time shopping. From big gifts to stocking stuffers, we’ve got presents that hikers will love. Special thanks to The Trail Shop for donating most of the items in the auction. Bidding opens Nov. 18 and ends on Dec. 3. View items here.
by Brad Donaldson
I thought it might be too late, that when I finally got up to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to see the leaves in all their seasonal glory there’d be none left. But luckily I was terribly, terribly wrong Continue reading “Franey in the Fall”
By Brad Donaldson
As some readers may know, last year I followed the revealing of the Doris and Jack McLachlan Bothy.
The bothy stands on Six Mile Brook Trail—a trail that is part of the Cape to Cape trail system—and was constructed by community volunteers and a number of high school students in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board Continue reading “The McLachlan Bothy: A Community Build”
Fall is a busy time and this season Hike NS has over 60 hikes, events and courses available. Check them out!
Hike NS Fall Guided Hike Series 2017
Hike Nova Scotia and 28 host organizations across the province have partnered up to offer the 2017 Fall Guided Hike Series from September to November. There are 50 hikes led by local folks and participants qualify to win “trail prizes.” Hikes are free and Continue reading “Fall Hikes, Events & Courses”
By Brad Donaldson
For the first time since 2009, Halifax will be home to a Bioblitz.
Between September 11th and 17th, the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) will be hosting the community-based event that encourages the public to get outside and collectively identify the biodiversity living within the Halifax region.
This year’s blitz will take place at the Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Wilderness Area as well as Point Pleasant Park—two very different areas—which will allow Continue reading “BioBlitz to re-take Halifax”
by Brad Donaldson
Some, but not all, of my gear for the three-day trip. Items pictured here Continue reading “Keji’s Backcountry Beauty: A Photo Essay”
Last week, Brad Donaldson sat down with Martha Grantham and Amelia Kennedy of the Natural Resources Education Centre in Middle Musquodoboit, NS to discuss their organization.
Q: What are your roles with the Natural Resources Education Centre (NREC)?
Martha: I am the supervisor of the Natural Resources Education Centre.
Amelia: I’m a natural resource educator.
Q: Summarizing, what is the NREC?
Martha: We do education-based programs that are curriculum-related throughout the school year. The NREC is responsible for Continue reading “Q&A with the Natural Resources Education Centre”
Hike NS Invites you to it’s Annual General Meeting on June 17 in Truro. There will be a morning guided hike in Victoria Park, a lunch, a presentation by Truro Recreation on Victoria Park and the AGM. It’s free but attendees must RSVP in advance here.
Hike NS’s schedule of courses and workshops across Nova Scotia is now available for 2017-18. Beginning in June through to February, they range from how to share nature with children to how to be a hike leader to navigation.
Continue reading “Slate of 2017-18 Hike NS Courses & Workshops Released”