CLARKSVILLE – A hike here is one of 17 in the 2013 Fall Guided Hike series offered through Hike Nova Scotia.
Eight host organizations across the province have partnered up with Hike Nova Scotia for the series, which runs in September and October. Participants can qualify to win trail prizes.
In Colchester County, that hike takes place in Clarksville. The date, time, registration details and directions for the hikes can be found online at www.hikenovascotia.ca.
This year, many of the hikes have a youth and family theme, with some featuring special activities for children and youth.
“We’re hoping that people of all ages, but especially youth and families, will come out to explore the trails. Hiking in Nova Scotia is such a wonderful experience and these hikes are meant to help people discover that,” said Garnet McLaughlin, Hike Nova Scotia president.
New this year is the Young Hiker Challenge. Hike Nova Scotia challenges children and youth to tally the distances they hike and earn the Hiker Distance Award Badge. If they earn a badge by March 1, 2014, they qualify for a prize draw for a $100 gift card. Learn more at www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects/distance-awards.
Other hikes in the fall guided hikes include Halifax, Spryfield and Kingswood in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Walden, East River and Chester along the South Shore, South Farmington, Delaps Cove, Annapolis Royal and Kejimkujik National Park in the Annapolis Valley, and Pictou County’s James River and New Glasgow.