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Welcome to the Adventure!

Take off on 30 fun-filled adventures along some of the best nature trails in the Halifax Region and the Annapolis Valley. The distances are short but the discoveries great as each trail description gives you the tools and tricks to explore the wonder in nature. These adventures are for kids of all ages and their families, classes or youth groups. That’s anyone!

Each trail has an engaging theme with specific directions for hands-on activities at special stops along the way. You’ll discover a hidden plaque with a secret creature on it at the end of each trail. Once you complete a trail, you click to get your creature sticker to acknowledge your accomplishment and it appears on the overview trail list! You can also track your progress completing trails on a beautiful colour print poster. Download and print the poster (11 by 17 inches) and attach the print creature sticker for each trail as you complete them. Put the poster on your fridge or in another central spot for everyone to see.

Who can lead these adventures? You can. No certificates or training are required! The descriptions provide the expertise and activities; you simply contribute the enthusiasm. Start where you are comfortable. We’ve chosen very diverse settings, from the Halifax waterfront boardwalk to the winding forest path of the Kentville Ravine, the historical ruins of McNabs Island and the spectacular coast of Polly Cove.

Our aims are simple. We hope you will…

  • Have fun with your family and friends.
  • Discover some incredible places and wildlife.
  • Share some neat experiences with others.
  • Be safe, prepared and respectful of nature.
  • Learn about nature and ways to reduce your environmental impact.
  • Get hooked on healthy outdoor activities.
  • Appreciate connections to Mi’kmaw traditions and local history.

At the outset, we want to acknowledge that all of these trails are in Mi’kma’ki on unsurrendered and unceded Mi’kmaw territory, and more specifically in the district of Sipekne’katik.

Greg, Heather and their Mom pose as great blue herons silently stalking creatures on the edge of the water. Each stands on one leg trying to be still, with eyes focused on the small minnow below the surface. They inch forward. It darts away. “Wow that was so cool, I’ve never gotten that close!”

~ at the Cole Harbour Salt Marsh

Feel free to contact us with feedback, questions or suggestions. Please reach out at info@earthadventures.ca.

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