TRURO – People looking to move more, breathe fresh air and walk off winter doldrums can enjoy Nova Scotia's provincial parks.
Visitors can explore provincial parks on foot even when park gates are closed. Cars should be parked safely outside the park's gate.
Many parks are ideal for winter hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, so long as park visitors use caution as trails are not maintained during the winter and usual park services are not available.
Dog walkers, using leashes six feet or shorter, may exercise their dogs in parks if they stay on the trails and clean up after their animals.
Shubenacadie Wildlife Park is open for visitors to experience a variety of wildlife. Winter visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends only.
Nova Scotia has more than 130 provincial parks. To learn more about winter activities being held in provincial parks, visit www.novascotiaparks.ca.