Pugwash Peace Trail
Start date: 15 July, 2016
End date: 31 December, 2017
The project is to start to create a 35 kilometre hiking trail that would encircle the Pugwash River Estuary. In addition to the physical benefits of hiking, the "Pugwash Peace Trail" will provide a wide range of experiences in terms of history, geography, habitat, flora and fauna. Interpretive signage along the trail would highlight Mi'kmaq sites, Acadian farms, salt water marshes, eel grass beds, and the vast variety of flora and fauna that inhabit this Estuary.
Nature of the Project Reach
The project reaches all members and local community as well as inter-provincial and provincial people, many whom are cottagers here and others who participate in flotilla's and hikes offered around the province.
The Pugwash Peace Trail, in tandem with Estuary House, will provide a community supported four season recreational, historical and educational venue. It will appeal to hikers, nature lovers, scientists, artists and ecological tourists. In turn, this will create the demand for Eco tourism supports - guides, canoe/ kayak rental, lodging and dining facilities.
Collaboration in designing interpretive signs. Working with Nature Conservancy Canada and local landowners on whose property some of the trail will be built.