[Sust-mar] New Group Tells Nova Scotians to Take a Hike

J. Barlow j.barlow at ns.sympatico.ca
Thu Sep 18 19:27:27 EDT 2008


Hike Nova Scotia invites the young and young at heart to get
outside for a hike or walk this fall. A new provincial organization, Hike NS
and its partners are launching the fall hiking season with a series of
hiking events across the province in September and October. We hope you can
join us!

-Sackville River Trail walk in Lower Sackville on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 10:00
a.m. (partner: Dartmouth Volksmarch Club)
-Skyline Trail hike in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park on Tuesday,
Sept. 16 at 2:00 p.m. (partner: Hike the Highlands Festival)
-Franey Mountain Trail hike in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park on
Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:00 a.m. (partner: Hike the Highlands Festival)
-Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail hike in Annapolis County on Sunday, Sept. 21
at 2:00 p.m. (partner: Municipality of the County of Annapolis)
-Fall Colours Trail Building Day in Earltown on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (partner: CE-TS (Cobequid Eco-Trails Society))
-Indian Path Common Trail hike in Lunenburg County on Saturday, Oct. 4 at
10:00 a.m. (partner: Lunenburg Municipal Recreation, Indian Path Commons

See http://www.hikenovascotia.ca/newsandevents.cfm for contacts and
directions for each hike.

Hike Nova Scotia encourages and promotes hiking, walking and snowshoeing
throughout Nova Scotia. The benefits include physical activity and health,
enjoyment of nature and beautiful scenery as well as spending quality time
with family and friends.

The Hike NS website, www.hikenovascotia.ca, is a resource for those looking
for hiking, walking and snowshoeing groups, trails and events. Membership in
Hike NS means keeping up-to-date on the latest hiking news and having a say
in its many projects, including:

-Advocating for more hiking, walking and snowshoeing opportunities
-Promoting low impact trail use
-Supporting long-distance hiking opportunities, such as the International
Appalachian Trail
-Developing a Hiking Leader Training Program
-Developing a consistent Trail Marking System for NS

Hike NS thanks the Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection
for its support.

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