Below is a list of the latest resources available relating to trail development, maintenance and management in Nova Scotia. This page is updated as new resources become available.

NEW! – VIDEO – Ellen Kehr: The Story of Albert Lea

This video is a special presentation by Ellen Kehr, Organizational Lead of the Blue Zones Project in Albert Lea, Minnesota. The Blue Zones project transformed the overall wellbeing of the community and resulted in improvements in tourism, local economy, population, health indicators, and quality of life. This presentation was given at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on October 24th through a partnership between Active Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

NS Trails Documents






NS Trails Annual Report


NS Trails Promotional Material

Accessibility Presentation by Gerry Post, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate



Ontario’s Cycling Strategy

Vélo Québec

Engaging Youth in Trails

Trail Market Readiness Assessment Tool

Destination Trail Economic Impact Study

Best Practices in Achieving Economic Benefits from Trail Development

Developing Recreation Trails in Nova Scotia

A detailed manual covering trail construction, maintenance and management.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Project Initiation

Section 2: The Project Planning Process

Section 3: Development & Construction

Section 4: Signage

Section 5: Maintenance & Management

Section 6: Abandoned Rail Bridges


Trail Event Organizer Manual