District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Queer Hike

Date July 12, 2024
TIME 10:00am - 12:00pm
Region Riverport & Area

Join us for a queer hike along a beautiful 6.6 KM trail outside of Lunenburg. The footpath is rugged and hiking boots or sneakers are suggested.

* 10am

* Gaff Point, Hirtles Beach

* Accessibility: To access the trail first we must go over sand or a steep pasture, and the trail has various rough terrain. There will be various hiking/walking speeds welcome, and you are not required to hike the entire trail to participate.

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