We have been notified that the following member trails were impacted by Hurricane Dorian:
- Cape Mabou Trail, Inverness County – Open although work is ongoing to clear damage, so hikers can expect to run across some windfalls but hopefully most will be cleared in coming weeks or months.
- Bull Run Trail in Lunenburg County- Open with a few areas where overflow damaged the trail leaving it very rough for bicyclists and walkers etc.
- Bay to Bay Trail in Lunenburg County- Open – clear from Mahone Bay to Lunenburg with one area at the top of the pedway approaching Maple Street that requires dismounting from a bike. This area should be repaired in the next week. The trail is in good condition with some loose gravel on sloping terrain.
- Costley Farm Trail in Cole Harbour – Open – The remainder of the Cole Harbour Heritage Park is open.
- Short Line Trail in Oxford – Trail is Open.
- Black Rock Trails in Annapolis Valley – CLOSED – Of the 5 loops, the Yellow Trail is closed due to significant damage. The other loops are not as bad and should be open soon, hikers should check the Black Rock Trails Facebook page.
- 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.
September 24th, 2019 – Celtic Shores Coastal Trail in Cape Breton:
1) Two week Closure at Marker 59 along the SW Mabou River, from Wednesday Sept 25th, to Friday Oct 11th. Non motorized users may detour along Rt.19 between Civic # 10015 (Zutphen Farm) and Civic # 2920 Little (West) Mabou Road is recommended for cyclists and hikers. Construction equipment will be present.
2) Trail is “Closed” until further notice at Marker 53.7 (46.008 -61461 degrees) due to Washout. Non motorized Users can use a 1 km Detour at Civic # 1867 to Civic # 2067 along the “Mabou Road” that travels from “Rt.19/ Zutphen’s to Glencoe Station”. This detour is along a low traffic secondary gravel road, but trail users are reminded to use caution.
All other sections of the CSCT are Open and Operational. Updates of this closure will be provided as timelines change. Celtic Shores Trail Team apologize’s for any inconvenience.
UPDATE October 15th: 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.