FALL SCHEDULE


It has been again been decided not have on open meeting for members to participate in preparing the schedule.  A group of past hike leaders will prepare the schedule this coming Sunday.  Participation has been lower than normal the past year or so and it is thought the main cause is related to COVID (small personal bubble and carpooling) but we wonder if there are things we could do to increase participation.  If you have any suggestions or comments please contact me.  


If you have any suggestions for events, or types of events you would like to have included in the schedule please contact me.  We are always looking for new event leaders so if you have an event you would like to lead please let me know.  If you think of an event after the schedule is prepared you can still let me know as we are always looking to fill vacant dates due to cancellations.


In addition to the regular weekly scheduled events individuals can organize special events such as special events or trips for camping, biking , backpacking, paddling, etc.  An example is the biking trip organized this summer by Julian.  These events can be included in the schedule or organized later.


Looking forward to seeing you at the fall events.

Phil Hardy

902-432-0050

phil-hardy@hotmail.com

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Nothing stirs the blood quite like a weekend of hiking

September 23rd, Thursday – Social Bike Ride 15-20km. Meet at La at Bikery 5:30pm 120 Assumption Blvd. Call Julian 830-6463

September 18th, Saturday – Hike the Wentworth West Trail. One great look-off, and visit a waterfall. Moderate, 11 km. Meet at the Irving Station, 64 Champlain St, Dieppe at 9:00 am or Amherst Centre Mall at 9:45 am. Contact Merlin at 902-667-8224.

Sunday the 19th, Sunday: Paul: I will be leading a hike In St. Joseph starting at the church and going in past the religious icons and beyond and looping back through the golf course and back to the parking lot at the church. Perhaps 10 Km. max, rated easy to moderate. Maybe going to Les Petits Fruits de Pre D’en Haut for raspberries and blueberries and/or to Belliveau Orchard for adult ciders. Meet time is 10:00 at Irving on Champlain or in back of church at St. Joseph at say 10:30. Call Paul @588-3034

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Tired of watching married with children re-runs, get active:

September 9th, Thursday – Weather permitting, Social Bike Ride 15-20km. Meet at 5:30pm La Bikery 120 Assumption Blvd. Contact: Julian 830-6463

September 11th Saturday – Hike Maple Grove and Tippen Lot trail loop in Fundy National Park. 12 km strenuous. Meet at the Petro Canada, 506 Hillsborough Rd, Riverview at 10:00 am or park headquarters at 11:15 am. Contact Ralph at 386-6579.

September 12th Sunday – Cape Jourimain 8-10 kms. Easy to moderate. Forest and beach. Meet at 10am the Irving station, 64 Champlain Street, Dieppe. Paul 588-3034.

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Hikes for Sept 4th/5th

Hiking on Saturday the 4th in Sackville area, out on the dykes, good views, rated moderate. 11Kms. The weather as of this minute for Saturday is cloudy with sun and cool. Meet at Irving on Champlain next to Paul St. at 10:00 or McDonalds in Sackville at 10:40.

Paul G. 588-3034

Hiking on Sunday the 5th on the Old Ship’s Railway in Tidnish, just over the N.S. border near Baie Verte, so you would go through Port Elgin. Two funky bridges to cross ending up at Amherst shore Provincial Park Beach for lunch. Rated as easy to moderate. Meet at Irving on Champlain (same as above) at 10:00 or general store in Port Elgin at around 11:00. May or may not be a checkpoint there, in case there is, double vaxxers only, I would guess. Weather -sunny and cool.

Paul 588-3034

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Saturday the 28th hike added for those who are not camping this weekend

Greetings all members that remain in the area this weekend.

A one way hike to the Black Hole then down along the Upper Salmon River to the main Park Info Center/ About 10 Kms. rated moderate. One river crossing that will require “water shoes”. Car(s) will have to remain at Info Center to bring back to the Black Hole trailhead

The water levels should be OK for the crossing, if not then we will do an alternate of about the same level,

Meet at petro-Can in Point park (I will not be there) at 10:00 or at park Info center at 11;15. Weather looks good with humidity levels way down. Paul 588-3034.

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Hike changed for Sunday, August 22nd.

Thursday, August 19th – Social Bike Ride at 5:30 p.m. from La Bikery, 120 Assomption Blvd.

August 21st Saturday –Hike the Devil’s Bend Trail and Escarpment Trail in Economy Falls area. Moderate to strenuous, 13 km. Bring water shoes. Meet at the Irving Station, 64 Champlain St, Dieppe at 9:00 am or Amherst Centre Mall at 9:45 am. Contact Merlin at 902-667-8224

Sunday August 22nd – Hike has been changed. Hike from Point Wolfe to Mile Brook (in FNP) for lunch and return. Rated moderate to strenuous, perhaps 11 Kms. Nice tread on which to walk. Meet at Petro Can in Point Park at 10:00 or Info centre at FNP at 11:15. Call Paul G. @ 588-3034.

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Canoe / Kayak trip this Saturday, August 14th is cancelled

Canoe / Kayak in Kouchibouguac National Park – Paddle Down the Kouchibouguac River from the highway into the park has been cancelled by Ted due to extreme heat.

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Update on Ted’s excellent canoe adventure on Saturday, August 14th

It seems Ted has received a lot of interest in the event. Therefore he is requesting that everyone meet at 9:00 A.M at the Irving station across from Champlain Mall.

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Low impact social bike ride

Thursday August 12th at 5:30p.m. Meet at La Bikery, 120 Assomption Blvd.

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Calmly drift down the Kouchibouguac River with Ted

August 14th Saturday – Canoe / Kayak in Kouchibouguac National Park – Paddle Down the Kouchibouguac River from the highway into the park. If you are interested please contact Ted in the next couple of days at 852-0976.

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