Gaff Point Trail Blazers

Event Details

July 7th, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gaff Point Nature Reserve, Nova Scotia
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Gaff Point is a beautiful 6 km hike with great views of the ocean. In order to maintain the trails for those who use them, we are asking for your help to come out and be true trail blazers! We will be restoring areas of the trails which are a little worse for wear. Come with your energy and elbow grease!

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About Gaff Point Nature Reserve

The Gaff Point Nature Reserve offers dramatic ocean views and linking a series of critical beaches and dune systems. The rustic trails of this nature preserve wind through cool, quiet forests and along the ever-changing edge of the sea. The beauty and accessibility of Gaff Point make it a favoured destination for local residents and visitors alike. Located on Nova Scotia’s popular South Shore, Gaff Point is a pristine, spectacularly beautiful headland consisting of impressive cliffs, conifer forest, heaths and grasslands. It also hosts a variety of wildlife species in its marine, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems and is a crucial element in the larger coastal landscape of this region. As the link between two protected beach-dune systems, it unifies these habitats, plays an important role in supporting the biodiversity of the surrounding area, and more than doubles the protected area at this site.

What you will be doing

The type of work will vary from light branch pruning and trail clearing, to moving rocks, laying wood and hammering away to maintain the boardwalks along the trail.

Why you will love it

The rustic trails of this nature reserve wind through cool, quiet forests and along the ever-changing edge of the sea. The beauty and accessibility of Gaff Point make it a favourite destination for local residents and visitors alike. We look forward to your help, and the gorgeous views!

Questions?

Contact Doug van Hemessen: doug.vanhemessen@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Driving directions and related information will be provided in a participant package.
A field lunch and snacks will be provided.
Please dress for the weather and in case of bugs. Please bring sunscreen and bug repellent for your comfort.
This event will run in the event of mild rain but will be cancelled in the event of extreme rain or other unsafe weather conditions.

Moderate fitness level required
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

This event is held in partnership with the Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy.

NCC recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Long pants
Tools
  • Work gloves
Miscellaneous
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen