Duncan’s Cove Day Hike: July 17th

By July 17, 2010Past CIM Events

Connected in Motion is excited to bring our 2010 Canadian hiking series to Nova Scotia!

On Saturday July 17, come out and join the CIM team as we take on the trails of Duncan’s Cove, Nova Scotia.

Meeting at Duncan’s Cove and hitting the trails by 10:30 am, this day-hike will bring together new ‘Slipstreamers’ with Type 1 diabetes along with friends and families as we hike the in-and-out trail towards the scenic Pennant Granite Barrens natural landscape.Interested? Here’s what you need to know:

Duncan’s Cove Day-Hike with CIM

When: Saturday, July 17th , 2010. Meet at 10am. Leave at 10:30AM.  (register below)

What: A fun, social out-and-back day hike  with a great group of people living with Type 1, their family and friends. The hike should take about 4 hours. Keep in mind the 30 minute drive to and from Halifax when planning your day.

Where: Duncan’s Cove   – 30 minutes driving from Halifax. From the Armdale Rotary, take Herring Cove Road out past Portuguese Cove, where it becomes Ketch Harbour Road. There will be sign for a paved-then-dirt road into Duncan’s Cove Road / Chebucto Head Road.

On Google Maps, the turnoff you will take is called ‘Chebucto Head Road’, so you can search for the intersection of Ketch Harbour Road and Chebucto Head Road to find your turnoff point (or follow this link). From this first dirt road you take a right onto Duncan’s Cove Road, and arrive at a small parking clearing on your left where people in green t-shirts will be waiting for you. See the maps below.

What if ?:

If you get lost or have trouble on the day of the event call our local boy Jonny at: 902-483-8511.

Rain Plan: If it rains on Saturday July 17th, the hike will take place Sunday, July 18th, 2010. Register with Connected in Motion to be notified in case of rain.

Note: We can accommodate all ages and abilities, however a responsible adult must accompany children under 16.

Register Here!

More detailed maps/photos for directions to Duncan’s Cove. Click on the images for larger versions.

  • DGusset

    I would like to make a few suggestions re. this event for those who will be participating and are not familiar with the trail……
    The parking area & beginning of the trail are on private property – keep dogs on-leash (pick up after them), and please do not litter.
    Do not leave any valuables in your vehicles ! As with other popular hiking spots, the parking area has frequent incidents of car-break-ins (and not by locals I might add!).
    – The trail is moderately challenging and requires good footwear. Watch your step, especially along eroding shoreline vegetation.
    This is an unmaintained trail, in a Provincial Nature Reserve. Please respect the sometimes fragile environment, especially along wet sections of the trail (walk single file and avoid trampling vegetation).

    I hope you enjoy your hike and have a great day !