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:

-Cobequid Trail Family Bike Ride Join us on International Trails Day for a FREE relaxed pace, family bicycle ride on the Cobequid Trail. This ride is suitable for beginners. Soon to be part of the Trans Canada Trail, this flat trail follows the former Dominion Atlantic Railway line through Truro, and the farmland of Lower Truro and Old Barns. View the tidal Salmon River and Acadian dykes. 

Meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Cobequid Trail Trailhead at 202 Willow St, Truro, NS.

For more information about the Cobequid Trail, visit

Check out other Colchester Bike Week events at

-Dynamite Trail Association Saturday, June 6 is the 13th annual International Trails Day, a celebration of trails and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. The Dynamite Trail Association will have a lemonade stand set up between 12 and 4 p.m. at the Narrows Bridge. Come out and say hello!

-Cobequid Trail-Farnham Brook Trail Opening June 5 We are celebrating International Trails Day with the Grand Opening of a new section of the Cobequid Trail. Please join us on June 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm (rain or shine) at the trailhead at Village Court, Bible Hill. Wear comfortable footwear for exploring the trail. Meandering along the Farnham Brook between Bible Hill (Village Court) and Valley (Hillvale Drive), this new 1.7 km trail was constructed in the fall of 2014 by the Municipality of Colchester and the Village of Bible Hill with support from landowners. For more information, visit or phone 902-897-3180.

-Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Rails to Trails is hosting a Family Fun Day for International Trails Day on June 6. 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” on June 6
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

Black Rock Trail Society is celebrating International Trails Day at the opening of the United Tapestry Farm Market in Harbourville. The Black Rock Society will host a plant sale, its yearly fundraiser that pays for the group's trail insurance. They look forward to trail users dropping by.


-Hampton Dutch Point Trail 5k & Kids 1k & 3k Fun Run
Saturday 06 June 2015, Part of the Hampton Ladies Triathlon Weekend

Welcome to our 1st Annual Hampton 5k & Kids Fun Run

To celebrate launch of the brand new trail system in Hampton in and around the Dutch Point Trail we are excited to launch our first 5k race starting and finishing from the Community Pool in Hampton. The race is open to everyone and will form part of our weekend of activities including the Hampton Ladies Triathlon on Sunday and our new Health, Wellness and Sport Expo scheduled for Saturday afternoon and the Official Ribbon cutting for the new trail system.
We are excited to add a Kids Fun Run of 1k and 3k to the 5k event and all races will start and finish from the Community Pool on an out and back course using the new Dutch Point Trail system. Ages for the 1k are 4-8 years and for the 3k, 9-13 years.
4-8 years = 1k for $2.00*           9-13 years = 3k for $5.00*        14 years plus = 5k for $19.00
*all kids in the 1k & 3k will receive a Finishers Medal
Weekend Schedule - Saturday 06 June
Health, Wellness & Sport Expo in the Community Rink - 11.00am to 4.00pm
Official Trail Ribbon Cutting ceremony – 12.00pm
Kids Fun Runs -12.30pm
Dutch Point Trail 5k - 1.15pm
Register Online at
Or return completed forms to Leisure Services in the Hampton Community Rink

MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO "Fundy Sports & Tourism”.
4-8 years = 1k for $2.00*
9-13 years = 3k for $5.00*
14 years plus = 5k for $19.00
Household (Family) price = $38.00 for 2 adults and kids all in the same family

Please circle Race Entered –     1k Kids Fun Run       or          3k  Kids Fun Run        or         5k
Name ___________________________          Gender -          Male  /  Female             Date of Birth_______________
Address_________________________________________ E-mail ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________________________________

City _____________________________ Postcode_______________________Age as of 31/12/15__________________

Phone______________________________ Please list Health Conditions / Allergies __________________________

Please return Race Entry Form together with payment to Running Room in Saint John.
           For more information E-mail:

Enter Online at

The important Small Print
Release and Waiver
Hampton 5k & Kids Fun Run (the “Race”) organized by ___Fundy Sports & Tourism (the “Race Organizers”)
Understanding of Risk and Release of Responsibility
I understand that participating in a road race is a potentially dangerous event. Further, the weather, footing and vehicle traffic conditions may be adverse and greatly increase the danger. I certify that I am medically fit to participate without risk to myself or others. I understand that I am totally responsible for my own safety.  In consideration of my being permitted to participate in the Race, I hereby remise, release and forever discharge, waive and save harmless, protect and indemnify the Race Organizers, Athletics Canada, Athletics New Brunswick, Sport New Brunswick, Run New Brunswick, Town of Hampton and all clubs, associations, sanctioning bodies, sponsors, participants, competitors, entrants and all respective agents, officials, volunteers, servants, and representatives from and against any and all kinds of action claims, costs and expenses and demands in respect of death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property howsoever caused as a result of my being permitted to attend or in any way take part prior to, during or subsequent to the Race, whether as an entrant, competitor, spectator or otherwise, notwithstanding that some may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of any of the aforesaid, their agents, officials, servants or representatives. Further, I hereby grant permission to any of the above to disseminate photographs or other race result information to the public; through any medium they so choose, from time to time. 
By submitting this entry, I acknowledge having read, understood and agreed to the above. This document will bind my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns.

Signature____________________________________ Date: ______________
(Parent or Guardian, if runner is under 19 years of age