Thursday, 2 January 2020

Into the new decade

Trail Status - All trails and the Park are open with the following conditions:
  • There is no winter maintenance conducted on any of our trails;
  • The Salt Marsh Trail between the Bald Eagle and Ready Aye Ready bridges is passable but rough with tripping hazards. Persons using mobility aids will likely be unable to use this section; and
  • The Jersey Jack Trail along the Cole Harbour edge has been damaged by Dorian with passage possible by going on the uphill side of the trail. Dangerous areas have been cordoned off with safety tape. 

Friday, 8 November 2019

Trail Closure

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.

Cole Harbour Parks and Trails Association gratefully acknowledges the funding partners in this project (funding contribution for this year in brackets):
  • Halifax Regional Municipality through the Capital Funding Agreements ($25,000.00)
  • NS Department of Community Culture and Heritage through the Recreational Trail Expansion Grant Program ($18,000.00); and
  • Trans Canada Trails through the Capital Improvement Plan ($12,500.00)
Updates will be provided through the course of the work.

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Dog Park

CHPTA has been working on this project for some time now, getting very little input from the dog-owner community.

With the opening of the newest section of the Bissett Trail interest is rising. 

Can we get your help to move this forward?

Please comment on this post or contact Anita Gazzola privately at

Our earlier discussions on this topic give qualified support to this proposal with the caveat that CHPTA preferred the rehab centre site as the best choice. 

Thanks for your interest!