News release

Recreational Trails Receive Funding for Upgrades

Nova Scotians will have better access to community trails as 22 sites across the province receive more than $600,000 for upgrades through the Recreational Trails Expansion Fund.

“The past few years have truly heightened how important it is to stay active, for our physical and mental health,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Craig, on behalf of Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “Through the Recreation Trail Expansion Fund, we are investing to upgrade and expand recreational trails across Nova Scotia – because we live in the most beautiful place in the world and we want more people to enjoy it.”

The trails expansion program supports community groups, municipalities and not-for- profit organizations to develop new trails, expand recreational trails, and do capital upgrades to existing trails.

For example, the Sackville Lakes Park and Trails Association received $112,000 for construction of the Great Beech Hill Trail in Sackville Lakes Provincial Park.


As Nova Scotia’s newest provincial park, we are excited to be working on our next major trail project, the 2.9 kilometre Great Beech Hill Trail. The commitment by the Province to support this initiative has been instrumental in us meeting our objective. The Province’s foresight with this contribution will result in more outdoor opportunities for Nova Scotians and visitors. We can’t thank you enough! Shane O’Neil, Co-chair, Sackville Lakes Park and Trails Association

Quick Facts:

  • total funding for the 22 projects is $644,100

Additional Resources:

A list of the projects receiving funding is available at: