Monday, April 29, 2013

International Trails Day - June 1, 2013

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 1, 2013. We encourage the public to join in the fun and participate in the International Trails Day events listed below.  If you have an event you would like to post, please email the details and your contact information to NS Trails:


Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Trail
 Family Fun Day
Saturday June 1, 2013

Meet at kilometre 5 at around 11:15 am for lots of fun in the St. Andrew's Anglican Church parking lot in Timberlea.


 International Trails Day
 Halifax North West Trails Association
 Mainland Common Loop. 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Meet at the top of Westridge Dr, off Willett St in Clayton Park, adjacent to the Westridge Ball
Field. We will explore the woodland trail, an easy, family friendly trail. 

Contact: Wendy McDonald, 


International Trails Day 
Cole Harbour Parks & Trails Association

Ever wonder where those trails lead? Who built them and maintains them? Where does it all lead to? Please join Holly in a talk about the community trails and the provincial park. Wednesday May 29th 7 pm at the Library Cole Harbour Place on Forest Hills Parkway. We are far more than just trails.

The presentation is followed by a Saturday walk in the park, leaving from the library 10:30 Sat June 1, where we will car pool to the park for International Trails Day. Learn about the Park and approx 26 kms of open trails. This will be an easy casual family stroll.

Or you can join Darlene for a walk along the Salt Marsh Trail starting from the trail head at 10:00 am Sat June 1st. Darlene is the recipient of Lt Gov Volunteer of the Year Award and a very active member of the community including the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Walkabout Leader and Board Member of CHPTA.

Please dress for the weather and bring water and snacks as appropriate. 



Events in Cape Breton Regional Municipality on June 1, 2013

International Trails Day, CBRM. Participants are encouraged to hike any or all of the local trails on Trails Day.  CBRM Trails events are listed below.   Everyone is welcome to join the trail leaders at the given times.  Punch cards and punches will be located at each trail site to record your walk.  Everyone welcome!

Guided Trail hikes:

7:00 a.m.  Early morning walk with the birds, Greenlink Trail, Sydney.  Meet at Rotary Park, Mira Road

8:30 a.m.  Morning guided hike around Baille Ard Trail, Sydney

10:30 a.m. Mid-morning history hike along Whitney Pier Heritage Trail

1:00 p.m.  Louisbourg Lighthouse trail with a Nordic Walking Demonstration

6:00 p.m.   Suppertime dessert hike to cabin for chocolate fondue, Coxheath Hills Wilderness Trail, corner of Blackett’s Lake and Coxheath Roads.

7:00 p.m.  Evening at Mira Provincial Park, Brickyard Road, Albert Bridge.  Future plans chat, wieners and beans, and view the night sky at the observatory.

8:30 p.m.  Evening wrap up at Knox Hall, foot of Coxheath Hills Wilderness Trail.

Information is also on  


Portage Trail Family Hike
June 2, 2013

Join the Cobequid Eco-trails Society for a family adventure hike on the Portage Trail which is part of the Nuttby to Gully Lake Trail System.

Time:  Registration starts at 10 AM and the hike starts at 10:30.

Location: The meeting place is on the Kemptown road which is across from the Sugar Moon farm road (drive 2.7 Km on the Kemptown road from Hwy 311). Follow the signs.

Details: This will be a guided hike. The longest route will be 4 km return but you will be able to turn around at any time to make a shorter route for the little ones. All kids must be accompanied by an adult and the trails are not stroller friendly. You will be asked to sign a waiver and must stay with the group. Bring water, high energy snacks, bug spray, sunscreen and wear sturdy footwear. This will be fun hike learning about the wilderness area with some prizes to be won. The event will take place rain or shine. 

Contact Sheila at 895-2007 or 
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