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West Hants Parks and Recreation offered family-friendly guided summer beach combing and treasure hunting walks. This provided an opportunity for people to get outside and explore their local beaches.   Learn more and view upcoming events here....

West Hants Parks and Recreation offered family bubble guided hikes in a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This provided an opportunity for families or "bubbled" groups to get outdoors and active through guided hikes on trails in West Hants.   Learn more here....

West Hants Parks and Recreation hold special events on their trails to encourage people to get outdoors and active while celebrating the holidays. For example, on Halloween they hosted a "Halloween Scavenger Hunt," for Easter an Easter Egg Hunt, and this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic they hosted the Hands Free Bunny Hunt....

Chester Recreation and Parks and Schools Plus's Open Air Society aims to provide an opportunity for high-school aged youth to learn and play in the natural world through lightly structured, outdoor education and recreation. The intent of the program is to get students active, outdoors, having fun and to foster an appreciation of nature through...

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library in Middleton, Nova Scotia created a StoryWalk in which residents can read a book outdoors while getting physically active. Users follow the story boards past the garden, around the rocks and under shady trees just outside the library. The StoryWalk was set up from 10:00am to 5:00pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,...

Every winter the Halifax North West Trails Association hosts the Winter Tree for the Birds Event. Families can come and make simple bird feeders that are hung along the trails. This event encourages kids and families to get out walking on the trails and learning about the birds in Nova Scotia.   Learn more here, or check...

The Halifax North West Trails Association is hosting walks with the goal of increasing trail use and educating trail users about the natural world in their neighbourhood. These walks  are aimed at seniors and were created as a social gathering for people who need motivation to get outside and walk.   Learn more here, or check them...

The New Glasgow Public Library provided sidewalk games to encourage the use of the library's outdoor public spaces for play, in a safe manner. These games include hopscotch, balance beam, jumping and more all on their front sidewalk. Additionally, participants could get ballots and enter to win prizes.   This program is informed by the Position Statement...

Stellarton Public Library is encouraging people to walk by providing free handmade walking sticks in three sizes. A patron and his 11-year-old nephew hand made walking sticks and donated them to the Stellarton Library to be given out for free. They provided the following as ideas on how to use the walking sticks: use them...

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library hosts NS Walk Day @ Library wherein community members can walk/roll/stroll with the library as a destination and gathering place. This is to encourage healthy communities and create awareness for the public library.   While this program has not been possible for the last two years due to COVID-19 restrictions, they are optimistic about...