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Events under 'Parks and Trails'
Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Cobequid Eco-Trails Event

COBEQUID ECO-TRAILS SOCIETY - Snowshoe event and AGM

The annual general meeting of the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society will be held on Sunday, March 8, at 12:30 PM at the Kemptown Community Center located at Old Highway 4 Loop. Everybody is welcome, members and non-members. Come and meet fellow hikers. Please bring a friend.

Prior to the meeting a snowshoe event will be held, leaving from the Glen Road trailhead in Mount Thom. (visit www.cobequidecotrails.ca for directions) Snowshoe event begins at 10:00 AM, registration beginning at 9:30 AM.

Never snowshoed before? Contact Colchester Recreation at 902-897-3185 to borrow a pair of snowshoes (first come, first served basis). Come and have some fun; it is easy!

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NS Hiking Summit

Hike Nova Scotia invites individuals and groups with an interest in hiking, walking and snowshoeing to the fourth annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit, from Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26 at Scotsburn Elementary School in Scotsburn. A celebration of hiking culture, it includes best practices, stories and networking opportunities. The Summit is hosted by Hike NS and Pictou County, with support from the NS Department of Health and Wellness.

There is limited space for this event, so please register early to secure your spot. Registration is $30 for Hike NS members and $40 for non-members (who will receive a membership with their registration). Registration includes: access to hike events and socials; access to Saturday sessions; Saturday morning coffee/snacks, lunch and afternoon coffee/snacks. An optional supper on Saturday costs extra. Registration does not include accommodation or other meals - you must arrange them on your own. The deadline for registration is April 20, 2015. Learn more at www.hikenovascotia.ca and follow the link to register online.

Friday, April 24, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Day until April 26, 2015

NS Hiking Summit

Hike Nova Scotia invites individuals and groups with an interest in hiking, walking and snowshoeing to the fourth annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit, from Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26 at Scotsburn Elementary School in Scotsburn. A celebration of hiking culture, it includes best practices, stories and networking opportunities. The Summit is hosted by Hike NS and Pictou County, with support from the NS Department of Health and Wellness.

There is limited space for this event, so please register early to secure your spot. Registration is $30 for Hike NS members and $40 for non-members (who will receive a membership with their registration). Registration includes: access to hike events and socials; access to Saturday sessions; Saturday morning coffee/snacks, lunch and afternoon coffee/snacks. An optional supper on Saturday costs extra. Registration does not include accommodation or other meals - you must arrange them on your own. The deadline for registration is April 20, 2015. Learn more at www.hikenovascotia.ca and follow the link to register online.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Day until April 26, 2015

NS Hiking Summit

Hike Nova Scotia invites individuals and groups with an interest in hiking, walking and snowshoeing to the fourth annual Nova Scotia Hiking Summit, from Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26 at Scotsburn Elementary School in Scotsburn. A celebration of hiking culture, it includes best practices, stories and networking opportunities. The Summit is hosted by Hike NS and Pictou County, with support from the NS Department of Health and Wellness.

There is limited space for this event, so please register early to secure your spot. Registration is $30 for Hike NS members and $40 for non-members (who will receive a membership with their registration). Registration includes: access to hike events and socials; access to Saturday sessions; Saturday morning coffee/snacks, lunch and afternoon coffee/snacks. An optional supper on Saturday costs extra. Registration does not include accommodation or other meals - you must arrange them on your own. The deadline for registration is April 20, 2015. Learn more at www.hikenovascotia.ca and follow the link to register online.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Day until April 26, 2015

Cobequid Trail - Farnham Brook Trail Opening

Grand Opening of the Cobequid Trail - Farnham Brook Trail section
June 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm
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 Farnham Brook between Bible Hill (Village Court) and Valley (Hillvale Drive), this new 1.7 km trail was constructed in fall 2014 by the Municipality of Colchester and Village of Bible Hill with support from landowners. For more information, visit www.colchester.ca/cobequid-trail or phone 902-897-3180.

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Old Forest Lichens of Gully Lake Wilderness Area

September 13, 2015

Gully Lake Wilderness Area

9:00 AM

Old Forest Lichens of Gully Lake Wilderness Area

Old forest in the Cobequid Hills has some of the richest lichen flora of eastern North America. It is also home to some of the rarest lichens and many lichens common to the area are rare elsewhere. Join Robert Cameron, Ecologist for Nova Scotia Environment, as we spend the morning hiking 4 km at the Gully Lake and MacIntosh Lake trails. Some time will be spent on learning how to identify some common lichens as well as a peek at some of the rarities.

Terrain is rugged in places and wet in others. Appropriate footwear and clothing is necessary. Light rain is ideal for viewing lichens, so only a deluge will require moving to the rain date.
Pre-registration is required as numbers are limited.
Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water, and snacks.
Sponsored by NS Environment - Protected Areas and Ecosystems Branch.
To register contact Robert Cameron at (902) 237-0841 or (902) 424-2117 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rain date is Wednesday, September 30 at 9:00 AM.

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Gully Lake Trail sign unveiling & kiosk-to-kiosk hike

You are invited to a trail event hosted by Cobequid Eco-Trails Society.

Come, help us celebrate the unveiling of our new hiking trail kiosks!

Date: Saturday, October 3

Time: 10:00 a.m. kiosk sign unveiling (please arrive by 9:30 to register if you plan to hike)

Location: Gully Lake Trails trailhead at 1734 Kemptown Road, Kemptown

Kiosk-to-Kiosk Hike: Following the unveiling at 10:00, you are invited to join CETS for a hike. The hike will be 8 km long (shorter routes are available, but not kiosk-to-kiosk) and meander along the Yellow Birch, Portage, and Earltown Lakes Trails to Hwy 311, then along the Alex MacDonald Road and finally to the Rogart Mountain Trail and the next Kiosk!

Lunch: Please feel free to join us for lunch at Sugar Moon Farm (at your own cost), following the hike.

Weather: The hike will proceed in light rain or shine. In the event of more drastic weather, please refer to our website (www.cobequidecotrails.ca) or social media for cancellation notices.

Directions: Travel Hwy 311 from Truro about 26 km to Earltown and turn right onto the Kemptown Road and drive 3.8 km. The trailhead will be on your left.

For more information: www.cobequidecotrails.ca

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Hike the Devil's Bend Trail

Join Kenomee Trail Society for a fall hike on the Devil's Bend Trail!

October 4, 2015

10:00 AM

The Devil’s Bend Trail is a 6.6 km linear hiking trail along the Economy River and ending at Economy Falls. This trail is moderately challenging. We suggest you bring water, nordic walking poles, snacks and wear proper footwear for hiking. The trail winds through mature forests of maple, beech, birch, red spruce and hemlock. The trail offers views of the river from cliffs as high as 50 m. Other sections of the trail run along the rich floodplain and riparian zone. Watch for white-tailed deer, birds of prey, songbirds and a variety of wildflowers. The hike ends at Economy Falls where we will coordinate transportation back to the Devil's Bend Trail entrance.

Directions: NS Hwy 2 (sign for Parrsboro). When you enter Great Village, stay on Hwy 2 and continue 27.1 km to the village of Economy. We will meet at the Cobequid Interpretation Center (3248 Hwy 2, Economy) and carpool from there to the trailhead.

Must pre-register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-956-0202. Contacts: Laura MacPherson and Alexia McLaughlin

Trail information: www.colchester.ca/kenomee-trail-system#devil

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Moonlight Tour of Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park

October 9, 2015
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Moonlight Tour
Have you ever walked in the forest at night? Join us in an easy, guided 3 km moonlight walk of the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park. Get a nocturnal view of the park and its inhabitants. The fee is $6 per person. Cash only. This event is recommended for all ages. Please bring flashlights, insect repellent, dress for the weather, wear good walking/hiking shoes and bring water. Pre-registration is required. You must receive confirmation from the park to attend. Meet at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre. Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources. To register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (902) 758-5316.

Friday, October 09, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Thomas' Cove Trail Appreciation Day

Kenomee Trail Society is hosting a Thomas' Cove Trail Appreciation Day.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

BBQ for lunch. Please let us know if you will be staying for lunch!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-647-2271

Together we will work on sign installation, trail clearing, parking lot clearing, and vegetation management.

Bring sturdy footwear, gloves, water and snacks.

Families encouraged.

Meet at the trailhead located at 654 Economy Point Road, Economy.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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A Wild Halloween Party at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park

October 31, 2015
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
A Wild Halloween Party
Come to the park for tricks and treats, and show off your Halloween costumes to our wildlife! We will have some surprises for you! Please note that regular park admission fees apply. Meet at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre. Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (902) 758-5316 or (902) 758-7094.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Cobequid Eco-Trails Society - Trail Work & AGM

Cobequid Eco-Trails Society invites you to join them in Earltown for trail work, lunch and their AGM.

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

9:30 am to noon - Trail work (maintenance) on Rogart Mountain Trail, Earltown

noon to 1:00 - Lunch at Sugar Moon Farm restaurant (Lunch on your own. See http://www.sugarmoon.ca for meal prices.)

1:00 to 2:30 pm - CETS Annual General Meeting at Sugar Moon Farm. All welcome.

Refer to http://www.cobequidecotrails.ca for up to date event details.

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Snowshoe/Hike in Gully Lake Wilderness Area

Snowshoe/Hike in Gully Lake Wilderness Area

December 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Join Cobequd Eco-Trails Society for a snowshoe/hike on Juniper Head Trail. Trail length is 6.8 km return.

Visit http://www.cobequidecotrails.ca for trail information, maps and up-to-date details.

Interested in participating in this event, but don’t have snowshoes? Call Colchester Recreation’s snowshoe lending program at 902-897-3185 to reserve a pair. Snowshoes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve early!

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Family Snowshoe/Hike at Stewiacke River Park

Family Snowshoe/Hike at Stewiacke River Park

February 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Join Colchester Recreation for snowshoeing fun on the trails in the park (and hot chocolate and cookies afterward!)

Bring your Valentine! Bring your own snowshoes, ski or walking poles if you wish, and water. Dress warmly; wear warm clothing, winter boots, warm hat and mittens/gloves. No pets please.

Meet at the park entrance at 528 Stewiacke River Park Road.

Visit www.colchester.ca/parks for park information and directions. Terrain is flat, and total trail length is less than 2 km.

If there is not enough snow, we will walk.

Need more information? Call 902-897-3180.

Interested in participating in this event, but don’t have snowshoes? Call Colchester Recreation’s snowshoe lending program at 902-897-3185 to reserve a pair. Snowshoes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve early! If borrowing snowshoes from Colchester Recreation for this event, please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

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Snowshoe/Hike in Gully Lake Wilderness Area

Snowshoe/Hike in Gully Lake Wilderness Area

February 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Bring your Valentine and join Cobequd Eco-Trails Society for a snowshoe/hike!

Two options: Hike 1 is approximately 10 km, on Sandy Cope Trail and Yellow Birch Trail; Hike 2 is approximately 5km, on Yellow Birch Trail plus a portion of Earltown Lake and Portage Trail.

Visit http://www.cobequidecotrails.ca for trail information, maps and up-to-date details.

Interested in participating in this event, but don’t have snowshoes? Call Colchester Recreation’s snowshoe lending program at 902-897-3185 to reserve a pair. Snowshoes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve early!

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Wildflower Hike in Wentworth

Wildflowers are a sure sign of Spring!

Join Cobequid Eco-Trails Society on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 1:00 pm in Wentworth for a special hike led by Mary MacAuley. Mary is a paleo-botanist who currently lives in Tatamagouche where she runs the Caper Cafe and Remember Adventures.

Meet at the corner of Hwy 4 and Hwy 307 in Wentworth (where the ice cream truck used to be).

The hike will be about 2-3 hours depending on the group's interest. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water. Insect repellant recommended!

There is no scheduled rain date at this time.

Contact: Ginny Guthrie  902-814-4416

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Gully Lake Hiking Trail - Workday

Gully Lake Hiking Trail - Trail Maintenance Day

Do you love trails? Do you love hiking? Join Cobequid Eco-Trails Society for a work day in Gully Lake Wilderness Area! Hope to see you there!

May 28, 2016

Registration starts 8:30 a.m. We will be taking people into the trail at 9:00 a.m.

Meeting place: 1734 Kemptown Road at the kiosk

Directions: See www.cobequidecotrails.ca (use Yellow Birch Trail directions)

This is not a hike, but an opportunity to learn more about trail maintenance and how we ensure our trails are in the best of shape for everyone to hike. The Gully Lake Trail is our longest and most remote trail. Anticipate that you will be in the woods a significant period of the day.

Bring a lunch and water for the day.

Wear sturdy boots, bring work gloves and dress in layers.

Fly repellent may be a good idea also.

Contact  sgwilson53(at)hotmail.com  if you are attending as we have to transport people to the trailhead and need a count.

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Route 2 Fundy Hiking Weekend

Route 2 Fundy Hiking Weekend - Oct. 1 and 2, 2016

Fundy Geological Museum
Parrsboro, NS

Come hike along our trails and enjoy the vibrant fall colours! Various levels of hikes. Local legends, talks and tours, campfire, exhibits and much more!

For further information and registration call 902-254-3814 or email Pat Welton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Saturday, October 01, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Every Day until October 02, 2016

Route 2 Fundy Hiking Weekend

Route 2 Fundy Hiking Weekend - Oct. 1 and 2, 2016

Fundy Geological Museum
Parrsboro, NS

Come hike along our trails and enjoy the vibrant fall colours! Various levels of hikes. Local legends, talks and tours, campfire, exhibits and much more!

For further information and registration call 902-254-3814 or email Pat Welton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Sunday, October 02, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Every Day until October 02, 2016

Snowshoe Night Hike on the Cobequid Trail at DalAC

Snowshoe Night Hike on the Cobequid Trail at DalAC

Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 pm

The Village of Bible Hill is offering a guided snowshoe hike along the Cobequid Trail on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus. This event is FREE!

Distance: 2.5 km

Trail difficulty: Easy  

Must pre-register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 902-893-8083. Snowshoes will be provided - must register and request snowshoes. 

Park towards the back of 'Dalhousie woodsman's lot' at 34 College Road, Bible Hill. Meet at the trailhead near the back of the parking lot.

This is a night hike, so please bring a flashlight or headlamp.

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Snowshoe Hike on Mi'kmawey Debert Trail

Snowshoe Hike on Mi'kmawey Debert Trail in Debert

Sunday, January 22 at 1:00 PM

Millbrook First Nation is offering a guided snowshoe hike on the Mi'kmawey Debert Trail in Debert. This event is free!

Must pre-register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Snowshoes will be provided (must register/request snowshoes).

Trail distance: 4.4 km

Trail difficulty: Moderate

Directions: On Highway 104, take Exit 13 and go north onto MacElmons Road, then veer left onto Plains Road. The trailhead is at 1952 Plains Road, on the left, 2 km from Exit 13.

For more information:
Millbrook First Nation
Gordon Pictou
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trail information: www.colchester.ca/mikmawey-debert-trail

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Family Snowshoe Hike on the Cobequid Trail - Farnham Brook

Family Snowshoe Hike on the Cobequid Trail - Farnham Brook

Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 pm

The Village of Bible Hill is offering a guided snowshoe hike on the Cobequid Trail along Farnham Brook in Bible Hill. This event is FREE!

Distance: 3 km

Trail difficulty: Easy

Must pre-register at <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> or 902-893-8083. Snowshoes will be provided - must register and request snowshoes.

Park on street at the end of Village Court, Bible Hill. This is a scenic trek along Farnham Brook, starting at the Village Court trailhead.

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Snowshoe Night Hike on the Cobequid Trail at DalAC

Snowshoe Night Hike on the Cobequid Trail at DalAC

Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 pm

The Village of Bible Hill is offering a guided snowshoe hike along the Cobequid Trail on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus. This event is FREE!

Distance: 2.5 km

Trail difficulty: Easy

Must pre-register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-893-8083. Snowshoes will be provided - must register and request snowshoes.

Park towards the back of 'Dalhousie woodsman's lot' at 34 College Road, Bible Hill. Meet at the trailhead near the back of the parking lot.

This is a night hike, so please bring a flashlight or headlamp.

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Family Snowshoe/Hike in Stewiacke River Park

3rd Annual Family Snowshoe/Hike in Stewiacke River Park

February 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm  

Join us for snowshoeing fun on the trails in the park. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided afterward! This event is FREE!

This event is suitable for all ages and for those who are snowshoeing beginners.

Distance: 2 km

Trail difficulty: Easy

Bring your own snowshoes if possible, and ski or walking poles if your wish. Colchester Recreation has adult and children's snowshoes available to borrow on a first-come first-served basis. To reserve snowshoes for this event, or for more information, please contact 902-897-3180 by February 10.

Dress warmly. If there is not enough snow, we will walk.

Meet at the park entrance at 528 Stewiacke River Park Road. For park information and directions click here.

This event is sponsored by Colchester Recreation and Hike Nova Scotia.

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Family Snowshoe Hike on the Cobequid Trail - Eagle Crest

Family Snowshoe Hike on the Cobequid Trail - Eagle Crest

Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 pm

The Village of Bible Hill is offering a guided snowshoe hike on the Cobequid Trail - Eagle Crest section -  in Bible Hill. This event is FREE!

Distance: 2 km

Trail difficulty: Easy

Must pre-register at <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> or 902-893-8083. Snowshoes will be provided - must register and request snowshoes.

Park at the trailhead at 99 Warren Drive, by the Bible Hill Cemetery. This is a scenic route along the Salmon River.

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Hike Nova Scotia Summit

The 10th Annual Hike Nova Scotia Summit will take place April 28, 29, and 30th in Tatamagouche, NS.

Cobequid Eco-Trails Society will host this event in partnership with Hike NS and the Municipality of Colchester.

Summit details will be available in early 2017.

Friday, April 28, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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