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Ruby’s Walk-Guided Hike

October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the New Ross Trails Society on a guided hike to “Ruby’s Spot”. (Porcupine Hill Hike, starting point=NR Legion parking lot)

In 2017, the Murphy family lost eight-month-old Ruby. New Ross responded with an incredible show of support and compassion. In recognition of this, The Murphy Family would like to say ‘thank you’ and has chosen to open their tree lot to the public for the enjoyment of all. They will maintain the lot as a working Christmas Tree farm, but they are excited to expand the potential of the property to include recreational trails. They understand that people have many different interests and that the property will attract many different types of users. Through sound development and management, we all feel that several excellent trail experiences can be created. Integral to this plan is the recognition of Ruby. There is one location in particular on Porcupine Hill that has an expansive view of the Village below and the rolling hills beyond. From this location one can see Popner Hill, Lake Lawson, the Gold River Valley, and the school in one sweeping view. This location will serve as an anchor point for the trail plan that develops, and we mark this spot now as a place of peace and quiet contemplation; and dedication to all the wonderful children of New Ross.

NRTS is thankful for the generous opportunity the Murphy family have afforded us and the entire community of New Ross. We hope that this will be the first of many trails that can be connected into a regional network.

The New Ross Legion will be having some refreshments to follow your hike and we’d like to thank them and the credit union for their support on this project.



October 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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New Ross Legion Branch #79
64 Forties Road
New Ross, Nova Scotia B0J 2M0 Canada
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(902) 689-2650