Nova Scotia Nature Trust | Nova Scotians Protecting Nova Scotia

The Connecting with Nature Events Series is a series of guided walks, hikes and paddles exploring Nova Scotia Nature Trust conservation lands. These outings are unique opportunties to experience some of the best of what Nova Scotia has to offer, while learning about the work of the Nature Trust and the special places we protect.

View the Connecting with Nature events list here.

For all events please register with us before attending. Space is limited.

For questions or to register, please contact the Nova Scotia Nature Trust at or 902-425-5263.


100 Wild Islands Paddle & Hike
June 17, 10am-3pm
Shelter Cove, Eastern Shore
Join the Nature Trust and Coastal Adventures in exploring the 100 Wild Islands, as we hike and kayak to the beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Shelter Cove Wilderness Sanctuary. Participants can hike, kayak or both. Sea kayaks can be rented or participants can bring their own.
Cost: $15. Additional fees for paddlers, please inquire upon registering.

Wood Turtle & Floodplain Forest Hike
July 14, 1-3pm
St. Marys River, Guysborough County
Join us for an interpretive hike on one of our conservation lands on the St. Marys River (Guysborough County), an area which provides important habitat for the globally endangered Wood Turtle. We’ll learn about the fascinating freshwater environment of the St. Marys River and, if we are lucky, we may even catch a glimpse of Wood Turtles.
In partnership with the St. Marys River Days.
Cost: $15

Urban Wildlands Celebration & Hike
August 11, 1-4pm
Join us in celebrating the protection of a new urban wildland. The new property protects important freshwater and wildlife habitats.
Following the celebration, meet us at the property for a guided interpretive hike, where you will learn about the unique natural features of the site.
Celebration: 1-2pm, No cost.
Hike: 2:30-4pm, Cost: $15

Coastal restoration BIOBLITZ
September (exact date and time TBD)
Northumberland Strait
In partnership with Clean Nova Scotia, join us for a BioBlitz as part of a coastal restoration project on the Northumberland Strait.
More details about this event and project coming soon!
No cost.

Valley of Snow Celebration & Snowshoe Hike
Join us in celebrating the protection of new conservation lands in Cumberland County. The new properties protect important wilderness and habitats for a diversity of wildlife and plants. This fun-filled winter day will begin with a celebration, followed by a snowshoe
Celebration: No cost
Snowshoe Hike: $15

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