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We get it, preparing to set off for your first hike, or the idea of getting back into hiking if you’ve been busy, is exciting, and you may be thinking “I’ll just lace up my usual running shoes and go, right?” Not quite…

Whether you are about to embark on a larger trek or just a short hike, there is a lot to consider before you set off. 

Here are some ideas to get you thinking about how to prepare for your hiking adventures

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We live in a province that spends many months in a winter-y environment. At The Trail Shop, we're big believers that all seasons are GREAT seasons, and that we are able to get outside and enjoy adventures all throughout the year!

We asked our friends at A for Adventure if they had any recommendations for the best places in Nova Scotia to go for winter adventures, and here's what Jan LaPierre had to say!

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