Recreation is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle, in Antigonish and Pictou Counties there are multiple facilities and activities (indoor and outdoor) for you to take part in. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization that voices amateur sport throughout the province. Through partnerships the organization offers many programs to get people involved in sports. A main program is KidSport, which offers support to help kids overcome the financial barriers of organized sport. Pulse Pictou County organizes many recreational activities, focusing on young, working-age people in the area.
Antigonish and Pictou County are located along the Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia and is home to many beaches. Here is a small list of some:
For a list of all beaches in Nova Scotia visit NSBeaches. Also, many beaches along with hiking trails are located within Nova Scotia Provincial Parks.
Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society - Water Safety information
If you are interested in joining a gym or participating in exercise classes consider visiting one of the following facilities:
Community ice rinks are placed throughout Antigonish and Pictou Counties, they offer public skating times, classes, hockey games and rentals.
Public swim times and lessons are offered at the following locations:
Antigonish and Pictou County offer beautiful outdoor scenery that can be viewed while being physically active. Highland connect is a directory of active living resources in Antigonish and Pictou Counties. Also, within Pictou County there is Active Pictou County. An amazing set of beautiful trails to try in Antigonish County are the Cape George Hiking Trails, they offer a variety of trails that range in difficulty.
Other recreation activities in the area are dance classes, golfing, skiing, etc. Listings of all the different types of recreation classes can be found by searching through the Yellow Pages. Here are some examples:
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