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Gaff Point Trailblazers

July 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Looking for an opportunity to help restore a nature trail? Join us for a day of trail maintenance at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Gaff Point Nature Reserve.

Located on Nova Scotia’s popular South Shore, Gaff Point is a headland of impressive cliffs, conifer forest, heaths, and grasslands. Gaff Point is stewarded in partnership with the Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy (KCC), a local land trust. NCC and KCC monitor and manage a popular public trail here.

At this day-long event, we will be working to maintain and improve the six-kilometre-long trail that runs through Gaff Point. This will help protect the natural features of the coastal trail and promote user enjoyment and safety. We will be restoring areas of the trails that are a little worse for wear. Come with your energy and elbow grease!

Pre-registration for this event is required.

Register here: Gaff Point Trailblazers Registration, Sat, Jul 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Please note

  • This event will be weather dependent.
  • All tools will be provided by NCC.
  • Water and snacks will be provided.
  • Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to the event day.
  • Trail difficulty: moderate. Trail maintenance will require some strenuous physical labour, but there will be tasks for people with a wide variety of physical abilities.
  • People of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate in this event.
  • No toilets will be available on-site, so please be sure to stop on your way to the event.

Equipment checklist

  • closed toe footwear
  • long pants
  • light layers
  • rain jacket
  • water bottle
  • hat
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • any necessary medications


Please call or email Doug van Hemessen, Nova Scotia stewardship manager, Nature Conservancy of Canada, at 902-293-0744 or [email protected].


July 15, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Nature Conservancy of Canada


Hirtle Beach
318 Hirtle Beach Road
Kingsburg, NS Canada
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