Short Line Trail - Colchester County section
The Great Trail
|Record #: COT0067||Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020||Last Full Update: 11 Feb 2020|
|Where To Find Us||
Station Road Trailhead (main trailhead)
24 Station Rd
Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0
|Areas Served||Nova Scotia|
|Contact||Tatamagouche Area Trails Association; Phone: 902-657-2277|
|Volunteer Opportunity||We are a community-based volunteer group. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering with us!|
|Information||The Short Line Trail is a rail trail stretching 107 km between the towns of Oxford (Cumberland County) and Pictou (Pictou County). Tatamagouche Area Trails Association maintains and manages the 25-km portion of the Short Line Trail in Colchester County.
Great for bicycling or long-distance adventure, the Short Line Trail meanders through forests and farmland. It skirts many wetlands and crosses numerous streams, some with large sandstone culverts. Bridges span the Wallace River, French River, Waugh River and River John. Part of the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail), the Short Line Trail connects our communities today as the railway did for nearly a century.
The Butter Trail is a 5-km section of the rail trail in Tatamagouche, on the north shore of Nova Scotia. It offers views of the Waugh River and Tatamagouche Bay on the Northumberland Strait, and is within walking distance of village amenities. Highlights along the trail include Waugh River Bridge, French River Bridge, Creamery Square, Patterson Wharf, and Nelson Memorial Park. The Butter Trail is named after the Tatamagouche Creamery where butter was made.
Short Line Trail in Colchester County:
Permitted uses: walking, bicycling, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing, dogs on leash.
Users are to obey posted signs.
Trail surface: firm crushed gravel, wooden bridges
Trail rating: "easy", flat
Trailheads and access points with parking:
The Great Trail: As the longest recreational trail in the world, the Great Trail connects Canada from coast to coast to coast. It embodies the vastness of our landscapes and the diversity of our people. The Great Trail in Colchester County follows scenic, rural roads and some of our best trails — the Butter Trail and Short Line Trail along the Northumberland Shore, the Gully Lake wilderness hiking trails, and the Cobequid Trail near Truro. Connect with the past and the present along the Great Trail.
|Categories - Trail & Water Route Specific||Hiking Trails ; Snowshoeing Trails ; Cross Country Skiing Trails ; Biking Trails & Routes|