Let's Get Active

 

 

The Let’s Get Active (LGA) Committee of NS Trails was created to encourage human powered activities such as walking, hiking, cycling, XC skiing, snow shoeing as well as canoeing and kayaking on our beautiful trails and waterways. All activities are open to the public; children must be accompanied by parents as well as a waiver must be signed to participate.

Thanks to the financial assistance of our friends from Mountain Equipment Co-op, we are delighted to offer prizes of a maximum of $150 per event. Why not serve as an Event Coordinator and plan your own human powered activity on a trail or waterway in Nova Scotia?

For more information on how to access this fund for your next active event email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chair of the Let's Get Active Committee. Your organization must be a member of NS Trails to access funding under the program.

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International Trails Day

International Trails Day is an annual celebration of trails and the healthy lifestyle they encourage.

It is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June. June 3, 2017 is the 15th annual celebration. Events will be held on trails in communities throughout the province. The public is encouraged to join in the celebration by attending one of the community events to be listed at www.internationaltrailsday.com.

If you have an ITD event you would like to post on this site simply email the details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Check out our Facebook album from International Trails Day 2015.

Keppoch Cross Country Skiing Information Session

Wednesday, December 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
193 Keppoch Rd, Antigonish, NS B2G 2K8

Keppoch Mountain is offering a groomed trail for Classic as well as Skate-skiing beginning this winter. During this information session, they will discuss their plans and feature Guest Speaker Ike Whitehead, who will talk about waxing technique. General public is invited to the lodge to hear about the plans.

Learn more: Facebook event page

HRM Volunteer Conference

Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26, 2016
Ramada Plaza Park Place, Dartmouth
240 Brownlow Avenue, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X6 CA

The volunteer conference is a celebration of the tremendous contributions of the volunteers in the region. Now in its 16th year, the Volunteer Conference gives residents an opportunity to participate in training, networking and learning that help them become more effective in their work and provide strong volunteer capacity in the region.

The 2016 conference includes:

  • A wide selection of interactive sessions
  • Dynamic and experienced speakers
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Networking opportunities
  • Participant welcome packages
  • Community showcase

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Nova Scotia Trail Patrol title change

During the Nova Scotia Trails Federation board of directors meeting on February 11, 2017, a decision was reached to simplify the title of the trail patrol program to the Nova Scotia Trail Patrol.

Trail Patrol members were formerly known as “trail wardens,” which many felt may not convey our passion for trails and our communities or the Trail Patrol’s vital role as ambassadors of trail in Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia Trail Patrol is comprised of volunteers from various community trail groups and trail user groups across Nova Scotia. Existing Trail Patrol volunteers are advised to not remove the “trail warden” patch from their vests, but may black out the “warden” part of their patch if they wish. Please keep in mind that marker ink may run in the rain.

Another Trail Patrol training session is coming up in spring 2017; please stay posted for details. A new training manual for the Trail Patrol is under development by NS Trails and will continue to be inclusive of all user types and trails. This requires the manual to be vetted by all user groups and the Risk Management Committee. 

Snowshoeing Snowballs in NS

If there’s snow this winter, you can bet that one of the most popular outdoor activities will be snowshoeing. For those who are curious or who received a new pair under the Christmas tree, Hike NS and its partners across the province have lined up over 50 guided snowshoe events.

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