Parks and Trails
NEW! Check out our Tunes on the Trails event videos from Summer 2021.
Conveniently located in the Town of Port Hawkesbury, this wonderful system of all-season trails will appeal to both the avid and casual hiker. Discover a wide variety of plants and wildlife as the 10-kilometre trail system winds its way through majestic hardwood stands, softwood forests and along gently flowing brooks and streams. A series of rest areas inviting you to stop and enjoy the surrounding scenery can be found throughout the trail.
Parking is located at Grant's Pond, Crandall Road, the Recreation Grounds, and Tamarac Education Centre. Look for the trail signs at these entry points - with helpful orientation signage featured along the trail system.
Video of our trails :
The Port Hawkesbury Trail System provides tremendous year-round experience for walkers, hikers, and cross-country skiers. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. Motorized vehicles are not permitted except for maintenance purposes. Please note that the trails are unsupervised and the Town of Port Hawkesbury assumes no responsibility for the safety of trail users. We encourage all trail useres to "pack it in and pack it out" with any garbage. There is also an opportunity for those who are intersted in volunteering on trail development. If this is something that maybe of interest, or to see the progress on our development, please contact the Recreation Department at 902-625-7891.
Important Information Regarding Lyme Disease Awareness from Nova Scotia Health Authority
It is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors, but we need to be aware and careful in areas where there may be blacklegged ticks (also called deer tick). These ticks can carry the germ that causes a bacterial infection called Lyme disease. Deer ticks are found across Nova Scotia, so it is important to be vigilant and take simple preventative measures.
For more information regarding Deer Ticks and Lyme disease please visit http://www.novascotia.ca/hpp/cdpc/lyme.asp or call Public Health at 1-888-823-8224.
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November 23, 2023
Special Public Meeting - November 27, 2023 - 3:30pm
There will be a Special Public Meeting of Council held in the Shannon Studio on Monday, November 27th at 3:30pm.
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November 22, 2023
Sports Wall of Fame Induction November 25th @ 2pm
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