June 26, 2023
June 26, 2023 - 3:23 PM
Visitors to northern Cape Breton will soon be able to enjoy a new coastal hiking trail within the Polletts Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Area north of the Cabot Trail.
The Province is investing $6.4 million in the design and construction of the nearly 50-kilometre Seawall Trail, including huts and bridges, as well as marketing, communications and engagement with local Mi’kmaw communities in the traditional district of Unama'kik (Cape Breton).
“The Seawall Trail has the potential to become one of North America’s iconic wilderness attractions for world travellers,” said Allan MacMaster, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board and MLA for Inverness, on behalf of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage Minister Pat Dunn. “It is an investment that will allow visitors to experience coastal scenic beauty now and forever.”
Visitors will have options for multi-day and shorter wilderness hikes and opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Inverness County has established itself as a world-class destination for those who love our exceptional landscapes and access to pristine wilderness. Today’s announcement will bring joy to the local communities that have actively worked to promote this project for several years. It will also bring employment opportunities to this part of the county over the coming years and provide a significant pull for our thriving tourism industry for generations to come.Bonny MacIsaac, Warden, Municipality of the County of Inverness
The Seawall Trail Society’s principle of respecting both local values and Mi’kmaw traditions has shaped an outstanding trail plan. As we move towards construction, we must focus on the trail plan to ensure we stay centred on our values and traditions.Ray Fraser, Chair, Seawall Trail Society
Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage grants and programs: https://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future
More information on the Seawall Trail is available at: https://invernesscounty.ca/seawall-trail/
Polletts Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Area: https://novascotia.ca/nse/protectedareas/wa_pollettscove.asp
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