Programs and Activities

Winter Bike Week Light Ride

The Town of New Glasgow is hosting a community bike ride for Winter Bike Week 2023! RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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Join us for a bright bike ride in New Glasgow on Wednesday, February 15! We will be meeting at Rotary Park on Clyde Street at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm roll out. 

Folks are encouraged to light up your bicycle and yourself as much as possible! Bike lights, headlamps, battery-powered twinkle lights – the sky’s the limit for how bright you can be! We will be giving out a prize for the brightest and best decorated bike. We have a limited number of lights available for people to borrow. Come at 5:30pm sharp to borrow our lights and decorate your bike! Nova Scotia law requires bikes to have a front white light and a rear red light or rear red reflector. Please ensure your bike meets these requirements. We will have limited front white lights available to borrow.

The route has been designed with people of all ages and skill levels in mind. We will cycle at a slow pace and have support from the NGRP to cross George Street.

Check out the route map here. The ride will end at Rotary Park for an after party with fire pits, s’mores and warm beverages. 

This group ride will expose riders to:
- Cycling safety in an urban environment
- A positive and social atmosphere
- Cycling in the winter 

Event Details:
- Wednesday, February 15, 2023, meet at 5:30pm and roll out at 6:00pm
- Start and end at Rotary Park, Clyde Street, New Glasgow
- Bring your own bikes, helmets, water bottles, front white light and rear red reflector or light.
- Inclement weather date: TBD, same time & place
- Please be advised that the washrooms at Rotary Park will be unavailable. 

We are excited to show that cycling is a fun and viable way to get around in New Glasgow. We hope you will join us!

Hike Nova Scotia Hiker Challenge

The Hiker Challenge is all about inspiring, motivating and rewarding you - especially new and novice hikers - for getting out on Nova Scotia’s beautiful trails to start hiking or to hike more. It’s tailored to showcase the best of the province while providing helpful and fun challenges in doing so. Your reward for completing each challenge is a badge to show off on clothing or backpacks, as well as being listed on Hike Nova Scotia’s Honour Roll. Each season Hike Nova Scotia does a prize draw for a gift card to The Trail Shop including everyone who has earned a badge in the last three months.

Get your hike on and take the Hiker Challenge! A great place to start is the Pictou County Badge. For more information click here.


Winter Equipment Loan

The GO PLAY Pictou County Equipment Loan Program offers an inventory listing of recreational equipment that is currently available for loan by the various municipal units in Pictou County. Our goal is to promote an active lifestyle while encouraging people to explore our beautiful community.

To borrow a piece of equipment, simply fill out the online form and the appropriate person will be in contact with you.

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