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Halifax Green Network Hikes 2023

Hike the "greenbelt" of Halifax 

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Urban Halifax has a fledging greenbelt - areas that should stay undeveloped for all the benefits they provide, including supporting a healthy, vibrant city. Our HRM Alliance is hosting hikes during fall 2023 at three key spots in the greenbelt: Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes, Sandy Lake - Sackville River, and the Purcells Cove Backlands.

Registration for each hike is capped at 30 people. Registered participants will receive directions and final details by email two days before their hike. 

If the hike you wish to register for is full, please fill out this form to be placed on a waitlist and notified in the event of cancelled registrations.

Hike into the Purcells Cove Backlands

Date: Sunday, Oct. 15, 9:30am
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Details: This relatively easy hike will guide you through the fascinating, rare Jack Pine barren ecosystem of the Backlands. The trail terrain is uneven and requires good footwear. The hike involves lots of small slopes up and down on exposed bedrock.

Hike into Sandy Lake Regional Park

Date: Sunday, Oct. 22
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Details: This moderately challenging hike showcases HRM’s Sandy Lake Regional Park, and includes a stop at Marsh Lake. The trail terrain is uneven and requires good footwear. It is a long, steady uphill hike to get to Marsh Lake.

Check out the Sandy Lake - Sackville River Regional Park Coalition for more guided hikes in the area this summer!

Hike into Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes – Fox Lake Lookout

Date: Sunday, Oct. 29
Time: 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Details: This moderately challenging hike will showcase the biodiversity of the BMBCL area, passing through different forest types and ecosystems. The trail terrain is uneven and requires good footwear. There are multiple uphill sections.

Register for our guided hikes here!

Which hike(s) would you like to register for?
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For questions about your hike, please contact hike leader Karen McKendry at karenmckendry@ecologyaction.ca!

To cancel your registration, please email sarah.moore@ecologyaction.ca.

Want to find out more ways to get involved with the Our HRM Alliance? Visit their website here!