Trails Strategy

Trails Strategy Coordinating Group



The Trails Strategy Coordinating Group (TSCG) was formed in early 2020 by NS Trails and the the provincial government Interdepartmental Committee on Trails (ICT). The TSCG is responsible for developing an approach to monitor and measure progress on the Shared Strategy For Trails in Nova Scotia. It will share the results and successes to keep the entire trails community informed, motivated and moving forward together. The strategy is ambitious, but with strong leadership it will guide the trails community to successfully realize its vision for trails which contribute to the quality of life of all Nova Scotians. Click here to download a PowerPoint presentation of the group’s progress to date. 



Membership on the TSCG is broad based and diverse and representative of the full spectrum of the trails community:


Beth Pattillo, NS Trails

Janet Barlow, Hike NS

Sandy Hamilton, Dynamite Trail

Corey Robar, ATV Association of Nova Scotia

Stan Slack, Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia

Robin Norrie, Communities, Culture and Heritage

Tara Crandlemere, NS Department of Land and Forestry

Helen Smith, Nova Scotia Environment 

TBD, Union of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq

Justin Fiddes, Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Brittany Brydon, Town of Berwick 

Angela Morin, Trans Canada Trail

Hilary Paquet, Municipality of Colchester 

Bekah Craik, West Hants Regional Municipality



The TSCG is meeting biweekly via video conferencing. They have prioritized the goals of the Shared Trails Strategy into 3 primary areas: Understanding our Trails and Systems, Promoting Our Trails, and Strengthening Funding Models.


TSCG Online Meeting – August 6th, 2020




The TSCG conducts an evaluation following each of its meetings. 

Measuring Progress and Impact Evaluation of the TSCG

Post-Meeting Evaluation (June 18th)


Additional TSCG Documents:

TSCG Terms of Reference

TSCG Chair Position Description

TSCG Member Position Description

Member Code of Conduct

Trails Strategy Power Point Presentation


Shared Strategy for Trails in Nova Scotia

The first Shared Strategy for Trails in Nova Scotia was officially released on August 6th, 2019. The strategy reflects the shared vision and actions of the trails community, led by the Nova Scotia Trails Federation, businesses, landowners, Mi’kmaq communities and different levels of government.

Together, we’re working toward 4 shared goals:

  • strengthening alignment, leadership and collaboration trail development
  • expanding supports for trail development and management
  • improving planning for trails
  • increasing trail use


Download the PDF in English or French:

Shared Strategy for Trails in Nova Scotia

Stratégie commune pour les sentiers de la Nouvelle-Écosse


Trails Strategy Development Background:

Profile of the Trail Movement in Nova Scotia


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