Colchester County is benefiting from $55,000 in provincial funding for trail improvements in Tatamagouche and Lower Truro.
The money is included part of more than $972,000 for 29 trail development projects intended to help promote healthy, active communities.
The Municipality of Colchester is to receive $35,000 to assist with construction of a new, 270-metre section of the Cobequid Trail along the dyke in Lower Truro. The work will connect the rail trail to a trailhead parking area on Hwy 236 along with related trailhead amenities, including a marked crossing/crosswalk where the Cobequid Trail meets Hwy 236 at Truro Heights Road.
As well, the Tatamagouche Area Trails Association is receiving $20,000 to assist with the capital cost of upgrading the surface with crusher dust to a 3.7-km section of the Short Line Trail west of Tatamagouche.
"Trails connect us to our communities, allow us to explore nature and support healthy and active lifestyles," said Minister of Lands and Forestry Iain Rankin, on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine.
"These investments will help improve and expand our province's broad network of trails so Nova Scotians and visitors can enjoy all they have to offer."
A list of organizations receiving grants can be found at https://cch.novascotia.ca/trail-funding-programs
For a list of some Nova Scotia's trails visit https://www.novascotia.com/see-do/trails. For more information on the trails strategy visit https://novascotia.ca/trailstrategy/