has been an eventful weather month. We've have snow, and rain, freezing and melting. It looks like the month is ending with almost spring-like conditions. Don't be fooled, though, because on Groundhog Day, our area weather prognosticator, Shubanacadie Sam, predicted at least 6 more weeks of winter, a prediction supported by the fact that the groundhog day celebrations had to be cancelled due to snow.
And, on a related subject - did you realize that this year's ground hog day was a very special date? Feb 2, 2020
unique because no matter how you express dates (month first, day first or even year first), everyone around the world experienced a palindrome day - reading the same backwards and forwards when written in numerical format. 2020 02 02 Additionally, it happens that it was day 33 for the year - with 333 days remaining, possible only in a leap year. Just a little trivia for you. You're welcome. Sadly too late to celebrate on the actual day but there is still time to celebrate in the month.
That was a little side trip there but those can often be the most fun part of a journey. At least that is what we often find on our group outings. You never know what treasures you will discover. At this time of year, that also applies to surprises from the weather and you need to prepare for everything from extreme cold to very mild and from snow, to rain and sunshine. Be prepared, travel with an open mind, and enjoy what your day brings you. You won't regret getting outdoors or sharing time with friends.
Enjoy winter walks right in our community. The Musquodobit Trailway to continues to offer great options and this winter, we also have the newly improved Gaetz Brook Greenway, fast becoming a favourite designation for locals in the area. Read about more about the GBG in our SATA Trails Updates
For the latest news and images, be sure to visit our Gaetz Brook Greenway, SATA Trails Facebook page
In AT on the Road
you can see some pictures of outings around Nova Scotia. This month, we've stayed close to home because there is much to explore in our neighbourhoods
. Would you like to share a favourite hiking trail? We always welcome new activity coordinators.
Check out Upcoming Events for currently planned outings and watch our Active Transportation Facebook Group
new listings. Do you have an idea for an active adventure? Post on the page, drop us a line at email@example.com
or share your suggestion with team leaders on an outing.
Visit In Other News
for news of upcoming AT activities, opportunities or resources.
Join the SATA Trails Society to help encourage active transportation (AT) and support safe AT infrastructurse on the Eastern Shore. Details are in our Membership
section. Memberships are still only $5 for an annual membership!
Thanks this month to Judy Myatt, Julie Pearce, Darlene Pettispas and Patricia Richards for pictures and descriptions. Our readers really enjoy our photos of Nova Scotia beauty (both natural and all those lovely smiling faces). Please keep sharing with us on Facebook
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Stay active and get outside. Remember to take care if you are out on the trails as they can get icy, especially with quick temperature drops after mild weather or rain. Dress for conditions and bring your ice grippers and/or walking sticks when out on trails and treks this winter season.