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Get the District of Lunenburg Hike Badge! 

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To qualify for the District of Lunenburg Hike badge, choose three hikes from the below list of five to complete in one year.

Customize your challenge with a total distance from 11 km to 20 km. Throughout this challenge, discover and explore the District of Lunenburg’s spectacular scenery including: ocean vistas, river falls, ocean and river lookouts, calm ocean basins and lush forests. You will find hiking trails that suit all levels of skill and ability to enjoy. 

Contact:   Active Living Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-541-1343

The first 100 completed challenges will receive badges…Free!

HIKE DESCRIPTION

 

Gaff Point Hike 

~ 8km

Start from Hirtle’s Beach (from parking lot turn right) which is off Hirtle’s Beach Road in Upper Kingsburg. Gaff Point and Hirtle's Beach Hike is a loop trail that features a great forest setting with spectacular ocean views and is good for all skill levels. In 2002, the 124-acre property was designated as a protected coastline and wilderness area with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

 

  pdf Download a copy of the map here. (1.24 MB)

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Indian Path Commons Hike

~ 6km

Start from Indian Path Commons parking lot, off the Fish Peddler Road in East LaHave. Indian Path Commons Hike is an out and back trail which features a lake and elevated look-offs and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers several loop routes for you to choose from.

 

  pdf Download a copy of the map here. (1.67 MB)

 

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Dynamite Trail Hike from Martins River to Narrows Bridge

~ 4km or more

Start from the Dynamite trail parking lot off Station Road (across from Martins River Fire Department). Martins River to Narrows Bridge is an out and back hike through a forest of pine trees which leads to the Narrows Basin with a bridge over a sheltered ocean inlet; a nice place to stop to take a deep breath of the fresh coastal breeze.

 

  pdf Download a copy of the map here. (1.37 MB)

 

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River Ridge Common Hike

~ 3km or more

Start from the River Ridge Common parking lot off Highway 10 in Pinehurst. River Ridge Common Hike is a loop hike through wooded forest and a waterfall trail. River Ridge Common also has a natural playground, single-track mountain biking trails and connects with the South Shore Annapolis Valley.

 

  pdf Download a copy of the map here. (1.28 MB)

 

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Lahave River Trail Hike

~ 5km or more

Start from the Arthur Young Trail parking lot, off Highway 10 beside Best Western Plus, Cookville.  The LaHave River Trail Hike is an out and back hike with a scenic look off and riverbank views of the meandering water through the forest.

 

  pdf Download a copy of the map here. (1.52 MB)

 

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*All distances are return.                                                                  

**Dogs are also able to use trails but must be kept on leash.

***Please follow Provincial Covid-19 Guidelines.

****For information on Hiking Safety, please use this link:  

https://www.hikenovascotia.ca/resources-hiking-safety

 

For more information on the Hike Nova Scotia's Provincial hiker's challenge, please use this link:   https://www.hikenovascotia.ca/projects-hiker-challenge/#cid=1331&wid=3101