From Explore Magazine
Saturday, 1 May 2021
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Friday, 16 April 2021
While awaiting the decision of the Minister, here is some background information on our commitment to the idea of the park, the peaceful use of trails and community participation. The data on hours devoted by trail stewards is from the fascinating monthly reports.
|SUM of Hours||Year|
|Other Nova Scotia Trails||378||391.25||605.5||536.25||1911|
Over 4 years, Stewards spent 1866 hours on the Flyer. They picked up litter. They picked up dog poop. They chatted with visitors. They gave directions. They repaired ATV damage.
Over 4 years, ATV riders made noisy forays onto the trial. They disturbed wildlife. They ran over and killed native plants. They cut trees and built lean-tos. They made unauthorized entrances.
Cole Harbour Park is an extremely popular destination for biking, nature study and walking. It is beloved by dog walkers, serenity seekers, and the health conscious. Young and old, city dweller and country folk, newcomers and lifelong Bluenosers, the park welcomes all. Last year the counter on the Salt Marsh Trail alone registered 142,430 visits from walkers and bikers.
In 2020, volunteers spent countless hours building and maintaining trails and infrastructure. It is hard to imagine another civic activity that inspires such loyalty and interest. Our goals are preservation, accessibility, history and service.
Covering most aspects of planning, fundraising, administration, marketing and public accountability, we are proud of the opportunity to be involved in our community.
Friday, 18 December 2020
We have a winner in our $50 photo contest:
Congratulations to Ms. Watson, whose work will be feature on our new brochures.
Friday, 4 December 2020
A public engagement has been launched for the park planning for the former Halifax County Rehabilitation Centre property (Rehab lands) on Bissett Road. It includes an online survey that will run until mid-January 2021 and an Ideas Board where you can post and share your ideas for what the new park should feature.
This is the first in a three-phase engagement which will inform a staff report to Regional Council in late 2021. Different options for the new park, including whether this site is suitable for a dog off-leash area, are being investigated.
To take the survey or post ideas for the park, please visit https://