The Dynamite Trail Association holds an annual Trail Walk for the dual purpose of getting people acquainted with the trail and allowing directors an opportunity to inspect the trail as a group. This allows all directors to prioritize construction initiatives and make informed decisions on how our resources should be spent. The prizes awarded along the walk are greeted with anxious anticipation as participants patiently wait to see what is in “Santa’s sack”. Thanks to the Lets Get Active fund, this is made possible.
The forecast called for rain. Seven walkers ignored the dismal warning and enjoyed the annual 10 km. trail walk from Mahone Bay to Martins River.
Along the trail we were joined by three more walkers who obviously were not put off by Environment Canada. The youngest of these active folk was awarded a “trail bear” for staying active whatever the weather.
A favorite stopping point is the Mush a Mush Bridge where walkers marvel at the colorful canopy of turning leaves, indeed a reward enough for venturing out with the threat of rain. Walkers commented on the amount of greenery still on the trees this late in the fall.
Surprisingly, the rain held off for the entire 10 kilometers which prompted our chairperson to again conclude: “It never rains on our Trail Walk”.
The Let’s Get Active (LGA) Committee of NS Trails was created to encourage human powered activities such as walking, hiking, cycling, XC skiing, snow shoeing as well as canoeing and kayaking on our beautiful trails and waterways. All activities are open to the public; children must be accompanied by parents as well as a waiver must be signed to participate.
Thanks to the financial assistance of our friends from Mountain Equipment Co-op, we are delighted to offer prizes of a maximum of $150 per event. Why not serve as an Event Coordinator and plan your own human powered activity on a trail or waterway in Nova Scotia?
For more information on how to access this fund for your next active event email Avery Bain, Chair of the Let's Get Active Committee.