Wednesday, May 7, 2014

International Trails Day on Saturday, June 7, 2014

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 7, 2014. 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:


Hike to Money Point Mountain Overlooking Aspy Bay
10 am, June 7, 2014
Everyone Invited

Meet at Bay Road Valley- at the Bell Aliant Building before descending down into St. Margaret’s Village.

A trail that goes to a fabulous view over looking all of Aspy Bay and across the water to White Point. On a clear day one can see St. Paul Island and even Newfoundland.

2 1/2 hours. The actual walking time is about 1 1/4 hours but people will also want to explore the area at the look off. For further information, please contact Guide David Rasmussen Or visit:

Please take a light lunch or snack to eat at the look off. Call the hike. The terrain is level but it may be wet if we don’t get some dry weather. The trail is narrow and goes through scrub brush and woods. Views along the trail are wonderful. People should wear good footwear.


Cycling and Walking Event on the Ceilidh Coastal Trail
June 7, 2014 9am 
All Welcome 

To celebrate International Trails Day Saturday, June 7, 2014, the Ceilidh Coastal Trail Association will host a cycling and walking event on the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail on Cape Breton Island.

Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Creignish Recreation Centre in Creignish, N.S. Creignish is located on Cape Breton Island 11 km. from the Canso Causeway on Highway 19 North. 

The cycling event will be a distance of 11 km. and the walking event a distance of 5 km. The events will take place rain or shine.

Trail condition is a hard packed fine gravel surface and some recycled asphalt on a former railbed with a maximum grade of 2%. All are welcome.

Light refreshments will be available without charge.


Whycocomagh Trail Opening & Kids Rainbow Fun Run 
June 7, 2014 1:30pm

Kids of all ages are invited to participate in a fun run on the trail after the ribbon cutting ceremony. Please wear bright rainbow colors and you can get your face painted at the opening. Families are encouraged to hike the trail after the Fun Run!


Gillis’s Point Hike for Annual Trails Day 2014
 Saturday, June 7 – 10 am

Meet MacMillans Mountain Road (Hunters Mountain, Victoria County),

Your Hiking Guide Larry Gibbons
For further information, please call him at 295-2604

Proudly Presented by Naturally Active Victoria County



Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Rails to Trails is celebrating International Trails Day on Saturday, June 7.  It will be a family fun day of recreation, games and treats.  Starting at 10:00 a.m., come out for a 25 km bike ride beginning at the trailhead by the cola plant in Lakeside Industrial Park.  Walkers, Nordic walkers and runners will leave from the trailhead or Lake of the Woods at 10:00 a.m. Join everyone around 11:15 at the St. Andrews Anglican Church parking lot in Timberlea for barbecued hotdogs, drinks, and prizes for the children.  There’ll be games, a scavenger hunt, face painting and more.  Join the BLT Rails to Trails fun on International Trails Day, Saturday, June 7.