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Fall Festival of Colours this weekend at Ski Wentworth


WENTWORTH, N.S. – The annual Fall Festival of Colours will be held at Ski Wentworth on Saturday and Sunday.

“It’s one of the most amazing views you’ll see of the Valley,” said Leslie Wilson, general manager of Ski Wentworth.

The chairlift is a one-way ride only and it is recommended those who attend be in good physical condition, as the hike down can be physically demanding.

Wilson said the event continues to grow in popularity.

“We had our biggest turnout ever last season,” she said. “It has become part of a family Thanksgiving tradition. You see the same folks back with the kids and grandkids. It’s a great, active way to spend the day with the family in a beautiful setting.”

The chairlift runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or $40 for a family (maximum of five). There will be a barbeque at the base of the mountain at noon.

The chairlift ride up takes about 20 minutes. The walk down is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. No pets are allowed on the chairlift and there will be no mountain bike access.

This event is weather permitting. For updates, visit www.skiwentworth.ca or www.facebook.com/skiwentworth.

Wilson said there will also be pony rides, a haystack playground, petting zoo and inflatable jumpy castle available on both days of the event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a scavenger hunt for kids during the hike.

For those interested in more direction, a guided hike to High Head will take place.

Departure for the hike is 10 a.m. sharp from the Old Valley School House on Barclay Road for an 11km (three hour) hike to High Head.

This is an intermediate level hike, and the tour is free, however, however, donations are gladly accepted for the Old Valley School House. 

A community pork dinner will be held at the Wentworth Recreation Centre on Saturday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Maritime musician Christina Martin will also perform at the Wentworth Learning Centre Saturday.

 

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