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Public invited to give input at June 19 info session for the Digby railbed trail

A railbed trail.
An inviting trail for a walk or a bikeride. - Jonathan Riley photo

DIGBY, N.S. –  What do you think of the Municipality fixing up the railbed and making a trail of it?

The former railway runs 41.5 km through the Municipality of the District of Digby from Smith’s Cove to Digby and on to Weymouth. The wide, relatively level and smooth, gravelled surface is well-suited to serving as an active transportation route connecting Smith’s Cove, Conway, Digby, Marshalltown, Jordantown, Bloomfield, North Range, Plympton Station and Weymouth.

But it needs some work – mostly minor grading, ditching and brushing – but also a few culvert repairs, signage and some amenities like benches and picnic tables.

The Municipality has a plan and they’d like to hear what the public thinks of that plan before asking the Department of Natural Resources for approval.

Basically, the Municipality wants to make the trail a safe and attractive place for residents of Digby County and visitors to enjoy the outdoors, whether on foot, by bicycle, horseback, skiing or riding an ATV.

The complete plan is available online at www.digbytrails.ca/railbed.html and the public is invited to an information session June 19 at the Digby East Fish and Game.

ThE meeting is the perfect place to ask any questions you might have about the plan or the railbed trail but you can also get a hold of Jonathan Riley, Trails and Open Space Coordinator with the Municipality, anytime with questions, comments and concerns. Call 902-245-2861 or email jriley@municipality.digby.ns.ca.

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