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County of Annapolis

County of Annapolis
Government of Nova Scotia

Government of Nova Scotia

September 09, 2014 18:00 ET

Annapolis County Benefits from New and Improved Recreational Trails

Projects possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund

ANNAPOLIS COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2014) - Families, residents and visitors can begin to enjoy new and improved recreational pathways in Annapolis County. Thanks to investments from the federal and provincial governments, users can enjoy an expanded trail system and direct access to Bay of Fundy shorelines, providing increased access to the Bay of Fundy's breathtaking views.

A 420-meter expansion on Charlie's Trail provides hikers with exceptional scenic views along the coastal waterfront, and brings the total length of the Delaps Cove Wilderness Trails to 887 metres. The new 425-foot Young's Cove Coastal Adjunct connects the trail system to Old Shore Road, providing direct access to the Bay of Fundy shore, where users can enjoy an upgraded viewing point complete with park benches.

These projects will help ensure that Annapolis County can offer residents and visitors prime access to its unique landscape features now and for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is contributing $21,885 to the Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail project and $5,096 to the Young's Cove Coastal Adjunct project through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • Nova Scotia Health and Wellness is contributing $3,591 for both projects.
  • To date, a total of $5,415,407 has been made available to the County of Annapolis through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to have invested in projects that increase recreational opportunities for Canadians, showcase our country's natural beauty and inspire active lifestyles for families, residents and visitors alike. Federal investments in our communities, like the one we are celebrating today, demonstrate our Government's continued commitment to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity, here in Nova Scotia and across the country."

Greg Kerr

Member of Parliament for West Nova

"These two trails in Annapolis County have been designed to offer residents and visitors pathways along the oceanfront that allow them to be active and healthy, and enjoy a true coastal experience. The enhancements of these beautiful trails are another great example of how Nova Scotians benefit from municipal, federal, and provincial governments working together."

Keith Irving,

MLA for Kings South

"We are thrilled to officially recognize two of our County's outstanding trail systems - the Charlie's Trail improvements at the Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail and the Young's Cove Coastal Adjunct Park. A huge thank you goes out to all the staff and volunteers who made this special occasion possible; and, for the funding provided by the federal government through the Gas Tax Fund and our provincial government. This partnership has allowed enhancements to the trails that have created more opportunities and exposure to the Bay of Fundy shoreline. Now, residents and visitors alike have access to a valuable resource allowing for expanded coastal experiences for walking, hiking and exploring along the Bay."

Reg RitchieAnnapolis County Warden

Associated Links

To learn more about the federal Gas Tax Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan: http://www.eap.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1848

    Susan Mader Zinck
    Communications
    Service Nova Scotia
    902-722-1461
    Madersd@gov.ns.ca

    Nadine I. Barteaux
    Communications
    Municipality of the County of Annapolis
    902-532-0232

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca
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