Funding for New Accessible Trail in Annapolis County

24 June 2024

Annapolis County residents and visitors can enjoy a new accessible trail thanks to support from a provincial grant.

“Everyone deserves to be able to enjoy the outdoors without barriers affecting their participation,” said Jill Balser, Minister of Labour, Skills and Immigration and MLA for Digby-Annapolis, on behalf of Allan MacMaster, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “That’s why it’s critical to develop accessible infrastructure like trails so people of all abilities can engage in the interests, activities and hobbies they love.”

The Moon Mist Trail, located in Upper Clements, is an all-accessible 550-metre double-track loop connected to the Annapolis Valley trail system and other nearby trails. It is 1.5 metres wide with a hardpacked crusher dust surface, wooden perimeter edges, rest stops and an accessible port-a-potty located near the parking area.

This community grant is part of a series of announcements taking place across the province.

Quotes:

“The partnership among the Province, county and Annapolis Basin Outdoors Adventures Society has allowed for the creation of something magnificent. This new addition will strengthen community through physical activity, while fostering social connections and stewardship of public spaces. It will broaden the appeal to seniors and differently able persons, which will improve conditions around mobility, seeing, hearing, autism and mental health.” – Alex Morrison, Warden, Municipality of the County of Annapolis

Quick Facts:

the Municipality of the County of Annapolis received a grant of $27,000 the Moon Mist Trail officially opened Saturday, June 22
the Province’s accessibility strategy, Access by Design 2030, outlines how the government will achieve its goal of an accessible province by providing people with disabilities equitable access to programs, services, information and infrastructure

Original at https://news.novascotia.ca/en/2024/06/24/funding-new-accessible-trail-annapolis-county