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Trans Canada Trail: Colchester County

Located In Colchester County
Where To Find Us Various trailheads: Butter Trail/Short Line Trail, Gully Lake Trail System, and Cobequid Trail
Areas Served Colchester County ; Nova Scotia
Description & Services
Information As the longest recreational trail in the world, the Trans Canada Trail connects Canada from coast to coast to coast. It embodies the vastness of our landscapes and the diversity of our people. Connect with the past and the present along the Trail! 
The route of the Trans Canada Trail in Colchester County follows scenic, rural roads and some of our best trails including: 
Butter Trail / Short Line Trail, a shared-use rail trail along the Northumberland Shore 
Gully Lake Trail System, wilderness hiking trails in Gully Lake Wilderness Area 
Cobequid Trail, a walking and cycling trail in the greater Truro area 
On August 26, 2017, celebrations took place in Colchester County and across Canada in recognition of the many volunteers and partner organizations who made the Trans Canada Trail a reality, leaving a legacy for future generations.
Special Information
Tags All Things Trails ; Fundy Connect ; NS Trail Guide ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories ; Trails
Categories - General Hiking Trails