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After years of planning, collaboration, consultations and trail-building, the Annapolis Valley Trails Coalition (AVTC) is proud to present The Harvest Moon Trailway, a high-quality trail experience united under one name to increase trail use and experience in the Valley region.
The 117-kilometre Harvest Moon Trailway traverses the Annapolis Valley through beautiful towns along the former rail line, connecting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Grand Pré to the historic seaside town of Annapolis Royal.
“The Harvest Moon Trailway is a safe, multi-use active transportation route that passes through picturesque communities offering access to farm markets, wineries, craft beverage producers, restaurants, u-picks, accommodations and other businesses,” said Beth Pattillo, chair of the AVTC. “The trailway aims to increase trail activity, promote active living, and grow economic opportunities for communities along the corridor.”
The Harvest Moon Trailway is the result of a partnership of ten community and municipal trail groups, funds provided by both the municipal and provincial governments, and the work of many volunteers throughout the Valley.
The Harvest Moon Trailway is currently complete from Wolfville to Tupperville, with the Tupperville to Annapolis Royal section to open July 8. The remaining section from Wolfville to Grand Pré will open August 19.