a photo of a hiking trail surrounded by trees and green grass

Hike the Greenbelt

Hike the "greenbelt" of Halifax 

the logo of Our HRM Alliance

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 at key spots in the greenbelt in summer 2024 — register below to join.

Registration is capped at 30 people. Participants will receive final details by email two days before the hike. 

Hike the Greenbelt - Trek to Fox Lake - July 13, 2024 *Registration closed

Registration has closed for this hike.

Date: Saturday, July 13
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes
Details: Join us for a hike to Fox Lake Lookout in Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes, organized by the Ecology Action Centre and Our HRM Alliance. This moderately challenging trek will take you through beautiful Acadian forests, wetlands and lakes, leading to a stunning view of Fox Lake. Along the way, you'll learn about the local ecology and the area's natural beauty. Register now to experience the magic and biodiversity of Fox Lake!

Hike the Greenbelt - Tree Bingo - July 20, 2024

Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Sandy Lake
Details: Join the EAC and Our HRM Alliance for a fun game of Tree Bingo at Sandy Lake! This easy, family-friendly hike is perfect for all ages. You'll learn about our native trees and how to identify them while exploring the forest. We'll walk through Sandy Lake Park with a guide, learn about the trees and then play Tree Bingo by identifying as many tree species as we can using bingo cards. There will be prizes for kids! Note that this trail is not suitable for strollers. Please be sure to individually register yourself along with children under 18 you may be accompanying.

Hike the Greenbelt - Guided Hike of Sandy Lake - Aug. 6, 2024

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 6
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Sandy Lake
Details: Join EAC and Our HRM Alliance in exploring Sandy Lake, a vital part of the Sackville River Watershed. Sandy Lake-Sackville River Regional Park showcases important conservation efforts, celebrated for its biodiversity and old-growth tree stands crucial for local wildlife. Come on a moderately challenging hike through this cherished park to learn about its ecological importance and advocate for its conservation. Register now to experience firsthand the beauty and significance of Sandy Lake.

Hike the Greenbelt - Backlands Bioblitz - Aug. 15, 2024

Date: Thursday, Aug. 15
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Purcells Cove Backlands
Details: Join us for Wetlands Appreciation Week at the Backlands Bioblitz! This event, organized by the Ecology Action Centre and Our HRM Alliance, focuses on the important wetlands in the Backlands area. These wetlands help prevent fires in the nearby jack pine barrens ecosystem. You can learn to use the iNaturalist app to identify native and invasive plants. By participating, you'll help collect data for future conservation efforts. Explore the Backlands and help protect these vital habitats!

Register here!

Which hike would you like to register for?
Enews signup

For questions about your hike, please contact hike leader Jillian Ramsay (she/her) at jillian.ramsay@ecologyaction.ca

If the hike you wish to register for is full, please join the waitlist to be notified in the event of cancelled registrations.

Find out more ways to get involved with Our HRM Alliance here!

Are you ready to spring into environmental action?
Become an EACer