Everyone is welcome to celebrate the coolest season at Winter Fest at the Acacia Valley Trails on Jan. 11.
The Digby Area Recreation Commission, the Fundy Erratics and the Acacia Valley Trails Association are teaming up to host this winter party – think of it like an intro to winter outdoor fun.
We’ll have loads of snowshoes for people to try out, volunteers will be on hand to help you get started and we’re laying out an obstacle course to test your speed.
Volunteers will lead a 4-km snowshoe hike to Tupper’s Deadwater and Picnic Rock, leaving from the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. For the hike, dress in comfortable layers, bring water and snacks and maybe a thermos full of something warm.
The Erratics will keep a bonfire going near the parking lot with hot chocolate and the perfect coals for roasting hot dogs – with roasting sticks provided.
We also have a Nature Bingo planned - it's like a scavenger hunt but with photos (so bring a smart phone or camera) - finish any line on your Nature Bingo card and you can enter your name in a draw for a fabulous prize. Fill in the whole card and you get two entries in the draw!
There will also be snow sculpture contest with celebrity judges and a photo contest judged by the editorial staff of the Tri-County Vanguard – use the hashtag #fundyflakes #digbywinterfest
The #fundyflakes photo contest starts today and runs until noon on Sunday, Jan. 12 - take a photo of bbeautiful snowy scenes or people have snow fun on any of our Digby area trails, post your photos on FB, instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #fundyflakes and we will find them - or email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org - Please only send your best three or four.
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: At the Acacia Valley Trails parking lot, 155 Mill Road, Hillgrove
WEATHER -- Stay tuned to the Fundy Erratics Facebook group and this blog for weather updates and changes.
Keep in mind, the Fundy Erratics prefer to adapt rather than cancel. Even without snow we will hike, have the bonfire and hot dog and hot chocolate, hold the photo contest and Nature Bingo.
Contact the Municipal Trail Coordinator, Jonathan Riley with questions or offers to help (902) 245-2861.
Jonathan Riley, trails and open space coordinator with the Municipality of the District of Digby