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Welcome to the West Hants Trails Association! 

Promoting and developing multi-use trails in West Hants, Nova Scotia. 

If you love the outdoors and walking, biking or hiking our trails, please consider joining us!

Guided Snowshoe Hike on Avondale Trail System - February 2nd, 2019

posted Dec 14, 2018, 5:49 AM by West Hants Trails   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 5:53 AM ]



Enjoy a lovely winter outing on the Avondale Trail!

We're pleased to partner with Hike Nova Scotia to offer a free guided snowshow hike on the trails!

We offer 2 options, both starting at the trail head behind the Avondale Community Hall:

One, a shorter 2.5 km and a 5.0 km.

Due to logistics, we are limiting the hike to 60 participants. Register for free here: https://tinyurl.com/y77wfr5u
Please arrive before 1:00 pm to sign in and get on your snowshoes. We will begin our trek at 1:15 pm.

In the event of questionable weather, please check for notices on our facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/432151693988296/). 
If we need to cancel Saturday we will reschedule to Sunday, pending weather for that day.

Don't have snowshoes? Find out where to rent/borrow some here: https://www.hikenovascotia.ca/resources-snowshoeing

Trail work party - Avondale trail system

posted Sep 26, 2018, 6:26 PM by West Hants Trails

We're hosting a trail work party to spruce up the Avondale trail system on Sunday October 14th from 10am to 2pm.  Come on out and help maintain our community trail!
We'll meet at the Avondale community hall at 50 Avondale cross road, lunch provided. Please email us at westhantstrails@gmail.com to register. 

Fall guided hike

posted Sep 26, 2018, 6:23 PM by West Hants Trails

We are pleased to offer a fall guided hike in partnership with HikeNS as part of the fall guided hike series. Our hike will be at 2pm on Sunday October 21st. We'll meet at the Avondale Community Hall parking lot trailhead at 50 Avondale Cross Road. We will offer two hikes at the same time: 1. Westbrook trail (~ 2.5 km), and 2. The entire trail system (~ 5 km).  See you there! 

WHTA AGM - March 7, 2018

posted Jan 30, 2018, 7:13 AM by West Hants Trails

The West Hants Trails Association is dedicated to the development and promotion of multi-use trails in the Municipality of the District of West Hants. We currently maintain and upgrade trails in Cheverie and Avondale, and are looking to plan new trails in the region. We also organize guided hikes and other activities and encourage people to use these wonderful resources. We want to hear what you would like to see in terms of multi-use trails in West Hants! 

The Annual General Meeting of the West Hants Trails Association will be held on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:00 PM at the Centre Burlington Hall. This is the chance for all members to hear reports about activities in 2017, and to participate in making plans for 2018. The Agenda and Minutes will be circulated close to the meeting date for those members on our email list. 

We are also looking for volunteers to help enhance multi-use trails in the region, and especially need people who like to do these activities: 
Trail promotion and outreach 
Maintenance and work party organization 
Mapping 
Special events and guided hike organization 
Grant writing 
Communications/Online engagement 
Trail monitors 
New trail suggestions 

Our board meets about 10 times each year, and you are welcome and encouraged to join the board. But you can still volunteer without coming to any meetings at all! Come enjoy your trails and meet your neighbours. Please plan to attend the meeting March 7!

Guided winter snowshoe hikes - including WHTA lead in Avondale!

posted Jan 4, 2018, 5:26 AM by West Hants Trails

Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hike Series 2018

Hike Nova Scotia and 38 host organizations across the province have partnered up to offer the 2018 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series from January to March. There are over 65 hikes led by local folks and participants qualify to win “trail prizes.” Most hikes are free and require pre-registration unless otherwise indicated in the schedule. Hike NS thanks its partners for organizing the hikes on the ground as well as Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support. Check out details in the schedule found at www.hikenovascotia.ca

Avondale trail system snowshoe hike Feb. 3rd!

The West Hants Trails Association is pleased to partner with HikeNS to offer a guided hike on the Avondale trail system on Saturday Feb. 3rd, 2018. We'll meet at the Avondale community hall parking lot at 50 Avondale Cross road at 1:45pm for a 2:00pm departure. We will offer two hikes at the same time: 
1. Westbrook trail (~ 2.5 km), and;
2. The entire trail system, including all of Westbrook, Mosher and Tunnel quarry trails (~ 5 km). 
All trails are of moderate difficulty, with some steep inclines and uneven footing. Please wear the appropriate layers, and bring water. Please keep an eye on this event page for cancellation notices. If you need snowshoes, the WH Rec. department has a free lending program, or check here for other options: https://www.hikenovascotia.ca/resources-snowshoeing/

Request for Proposals - Cheverie Saltmarsh Trail

posted Aug 14, 2017, 8:52 AM by West Hants Trails

WHTA is pleased to announce we will be making upgrades to the Cheverie Saltmarsh Trail this autumn. 
If you or your company have wilderness trail building experience, please find below a request for proposals with details on the project, requirements and how to make a submission.   

Fall guided hike - Avondale trail system

posted Aug 10, 2017, 4:37 PM by West Hants Trails

The West Hants Trails Association is pleased to partner with HikeNS and over a guided hike on the Avondale trail system on Sunday October 22nd, 2017.  We'll meet at the Avondale community hall parking lot at 50 Avondale Cross road at 1:45pm for a 2:00pm departure. We will offer two hikes at the same time:  
1. Westbrook trail (~ 2.5 km), and;
2. The entire trail system, including all of Westbrook, Mosher and Tunnel quarry trails (~ 5 km). 
Click here for a map of the trails and their location. All trails are of moderate difficulty, with some steep inclines and uneven footing. Please wear the appropriate layers, including rain gear if required, and bring water. Please pre-register by emailing us at westhantstrails@gmail.com, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for cancellation notices. 

Grand opening hike - Avondale trail system!

posted May 9, 2017, 5:21 PM by West Hants Trails   [ updated Aug 24, 2017, 10:39 AM ]

The West Hants Trails Association is pleased announce we’ll be celebrating the completion of the Avondale trail system with a Grand Opening Hike on Sunday June 25! We'll meet at the Avondale Sky winery parking lot at 80 Avondale Cross road at 1:45pm for a 2:00pm departure. We will offer two hikes at the same time:  
1. The brand new Tunnel quarry trail, including a portion of Mosher trail (~ 2.0 km), and;
2. The entire trail system, including all of Tunnel quarry, Mosher and Westbrook trails (~ 5 km). 
Click here for a map of the trails and their location. All trails are of moderate difficulty, with some steep inclines and uneven footing.  Please wear the appropriate layers, including rain gear if required, and bring water. Please pre-register by emailing us at westhantstrails@gmail.com, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for cancellation notices. 

Trail work party - June 11th

posted May 9, 2017, 5:13 PM by West Hants Trails   [ updated May 9, 2017, 5:34 PM ]

Please come join WHTA for a trail work party on Sunday June 11th from 10am to 2pm. We’ll be working on the finishing touches of the Avondale Trail System, now offering over 5km of trails with two trailheads! We’ll meet at the Avondale Community Hall parking lot (50 Avondale Cross Road, Avondale) at 10am. Please wear the appropriate layers, including rain gear if required, and bring water. Please be prepared for walking 2.5-5km carrying trail building supplies and using hand tools. A lunch will be provided. Please contact us at westhantstrails@gmail.com to register or for further information. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for cancellation notices. 

AGM

posted Feb 15, 2017, 4:00 PM by West Hants Trails

The Annual General Meeting of the West Hants Trails Association will be Thursday March 9 at 7:00 pm in the Windsor Community Centre.  This annual meeting is for all members and in fact requires several non-Board members to attend for quorum.  All members are encouraged to attend and can vote at this meeting.   
Our Board currently consists of 5 Directors.  We are soliciting members to volunteer as Directors for the new year to bring our numbers to at least 7.  Please let me know if you are interested by emailing westhantstrails@gmail.com

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