Wednesday, May 6, 2015

International Trails Day on Saturday, June 6, 2015

International Trails Day is an annual celebration of trails to promote trail development, the use of trails and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. It is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June. This year we celebrate International Trails Day on Saturday, June 6, 2015. We encourage the public to join in the fun and participate in the International Trails Day events listed below as they become available.  If you have an event you would like to post, please email the details and your contact information to NS Trails:

-Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Rails to Trails are hosting a Family Fun Day for International Trails Day. The event kicks off at 10 am.

Bikers begin a 25 km ride at the trailhead by the coke plant in Lakeside Industrial Park to the end of the trail and back to km 5. 

Walkers, runners and Nordic walkers begin a 5 km trip at the trailhead or at Lake of the Woods to km 5. (Extra Nordic poles available).

Meet at km 5 around 11:15 am for lots of fun at St. Andrew's Anglican Church parking lot in Timberlea. There will be a bouncy castle, jelly bean count, face painting, games, a bike rodeo, hotdogs, drinks and children's prizes at the church.

-4th Annual Victoria County International (13th) Trails Day
Bald Mountain Guided Hike: “A Hike To Remember”  
Meet at Baddeck Valley Community Center at 9:00 am.

Refreshments provided, please take sturdy boots, water and snacks Pets are welcome on leash.

-Wonderful View at Destination Point - 1,113 ft mountain peak in NS. It ranks as the 29th highest mountain in NS.

Your Hiking Guide: Iris Kedmi. Pauline Diekelmann (botanic & knowledgeable about the history of the area)- will talk about the Native Flora & Fauna (plants & animals) and the history of Big Glen

Hiking is a way to lose weight and get in shape. Whether you take daily walks in the park or go on weekend trips to the mountains, you will be burning calories and gaining muscle. 

Body Weight - The number of calories burned hiking depends in part on your body weight. In general, a 160-lb person burns between 430 and 440 calories per hour of hiking. A 200-lb person burns approximately 550 calories per hour of hiking. The more you weigh, the more calories you burn in an hour of hiking.

Steps – 26,040 steps (10,000 daily goal) will be accumulated on this hike.

For further information, Please contact guide by e-mail: or telephone at 902.818.8504