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The Lake Ainslie Development Association, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails) and Trans Canada Trail (TCT) are pleased to announce the official opening of the Bealach Brèagha section of The Great Trail in Inverness County as of Saturday, February 4, 2017.
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New Germany Rural High School students took their learning outside at the November 17, 2016 Youth Trail Building Workshop, held at a developing recreation site known as the River Ridge Commons.
The 28 NGHRS students were joined by a dozen students from NSCC's Natural Resources Environmental Technology program, who were on site for an ecological tour. Some NGHRS students opted to join the NSCC tour, while the other half worked on a section of trail along Ross Brook.
With much excitement, the Municipality of East Hants officially connected to the Trans Canada Trail on October 12, 2016. Two new parks now adorn the Shubenacadie River, forming part of the water route section of The Great Trail. Both Wickwire Station Park in Milford and Brickyard Park in Lantz offer floating docks, picnic areas, look-off views and a hiking trail.
(MILFORD, NS) October 12, 2016 – The Municipality of East Hants has officially opened two new river parks along the Shubenacadie River: Wickwire Station Park in Milford and Brickyard Park in Lantz. The parks join Shubie River Park in Shubenacadie as part of the water route section of The Great Trail and offer floating docks, picnic areas, look-off views and a hiking trail.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Sept. 9, 2016
The Cumberland Snowmobile Club is pleased to announce the completion and opening of the Chignecto Ship Railway Trans Canada Trail. A small celebration and ceremony will be held on Monday, September 12th at 11:30am on the trail at the Pipeline Shelter in Tidnish, NS.
Pictou County Trails Association
Cape to Cape Trail Committee
June 17, 2016 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hikers in Nova Scotia will soon be able to enjoy a warm, dry night in a bothy. Built by volunteers and students and made possible by donations of funds and materials, the design and construction was guided by the skill of a staff member of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board.
Aware of the Scottish heritage of Pictou County, when trail volunteers decided to build a fixed roof shelter for hikers on the Six Mile Brook Trail they borrowed a term from the highlands of Scotland. Originally a hut or cottage built for farm labourers or as a mountain refuge, a "bothy" today is commonly used by our friends across the pond for a basic structure for use, free of charge, by anyone needing shelter along hiking trails.
On June 25 volunteers with the Pictou County Trails Association will officially open the Jack and Doris McLachlan Bothy, the first permanent shelter built for hikers on mainland Nova Scotia outside a national park. Another first for Pictou County.
- St. Mary’s Trail Association to celebrate opening of Trans Canada Trail bridge
- Major donation from The Sobey Foundation to develop The Great Trail in Nova Scotia
- Major donation from RBC funding world-class paddling route in Nova Scotia, part of The Great Trail
- Volunteers celebrated at NS Trails' 2016 AGM
- Oxford celebrates opening of River Philip Bridge
- River Philip Bridge opening headlines 14th International Trails Day in Nova Scotia
- Getting youth excited about trails
- River Philip Bridge marks major milestone for The Great Trail in Nova Scotia
- Winter hiking and snowshoeing in Nova Scotia
- NS Trails to celebrate Oct. 24 opening of Trans Canada Trail in Mulgrave