Cole Harbour Parks and Trails:
Important Notice of Temporary Trail Section Closure:
This is notice that the section of the Salt Marsh Trail from West Lawrencetown Road to the Canada Goose Bridge will be closed starting Tuesday 12 November until further notice. This is to allow the movement of heavy trucks and excavator equipment to work on this season’s re-rocking project. The contractor, Lange’s Rock Farm Construction Ltd, is in the final year of a 3 year contract and has provided exemplary service in the first two years of the work. This year’s work will be concentrated in the section from Flying Point to the Canada Goose Bridge with truck movement entering the trail at West Lawrencetown Road
This multi-year project is building up the trail sides to a design developed by Grigg’s Engineering. Previous years’ work has proven to be much more resistant to storms as most of the damage from the Dorian event occurred in the unprotected section of the trail.
The duration of this years’ work is weather dependant and will be at least 10 working days.
Salt Marsh Trail in Cole Harbour – Open, but NOT up to full accessibility between the Bald Eagle Bridge and the Ready Aye Ready Bridge, although safely passable on foot and bicycles.
Restoration work will be starting on the Salt Marsh Trail in mid November between the Bald Eagle Bridge and Flying Point. Heavy equipment and large trucks will be entering the trail from the West Lawrencetown road. The work involves building the trail side protection to the same standard as other parts of the trail as it crosses the Cole Harbour Salt Marsh. When completed CHPTA intends to bring the trail surface back up to standard.
Shearwater Flyer Trail in Cole Harbour – Repair work will be starting in two weeks time (approximately 13 November) to repair side of trail damage. Heavy equipment will be on site and the trail will close in sections between Caldwell/Hines intersection and Hines Road.
Yarmouth County Trail System – Open with some washouts, mainly on the North Shore section at the intersections where ditches overflowed – South Ohio, Cemetery Road, Blauvelt’s Dip, Greenville Road, New Road. Washouts have been marked with high visibility tape until repairs can be done.
Celtic Shores Coastal Trail in Cape Breton – Upgrades are underway at Troy Beach on the Ceilidh Coastal section of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail. Please use caution as trucks and equipment may be present. Km 59 from Zutphen farm to West Mabou Rd. will be closed weekdays until Friday Nov 1st. Hikers and cyclists are advised to detour along Hwy 19. Km 53.7 remains closed until further notice. Hikers and cyclists may detour along the Mabou Rd. The rest of the CSCT is open and operational.