Wednesday, April 18, 2018

International Trails Day 2018

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 2, 2018. We encourage the public to join in the fun and participate in the International Trails Day events listed below as they become available. If you have an event you would like to post, please email the details and your contact information to NS Trails: info@novascotiatrails.com.

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The Halifax North West Trails Association is offering a hike to Blue Mountain on June 2nd, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meet at Anahid Drive, off Kingswood Dr., park in the cul-de-sac on Anahid. The hike is considered moderate with some rugged spots. Hike leader is James Boyer. Please arrive ten minutes before and be sure to bring water. Pre registration is required, contact Sharon Gibson, sandfg6@gmail.com or call 902-435-6959.

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Everyone is welcome at the BLT Rails to Trails celebration of International Trails Day on Saturday, June 2. It will be a family day of recreation, games and treats.  Come out for a 25 km bike ride on the BLT Trail.  Start 10:00 a.m. at the trail head by the Coke plant in Lakeside Industrial Park.  Ride to the end of the trail and back to km 5, meeting at St. Andrews Anglican Church (2553 St. Margaret's Bay Rd.) parking lot.  Walkers, Nordic walkers and runners will go from the trailhead or Lake of the Woods at 10:00 a.m. to km 5. Join everyone around 11:15 a.m. at the church parking lot in Timberlea for barbecued hot dogs, drinks, and prizes for the children. There'll be a jelly bean count, scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy castle and more.  Come out for the fun at BLT Rails to Trails on International Trails Day, Saturday, June 2.