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Our principal funding partners:

SATA funders, City of Haliax, The Trans Canada Trail Foundation and the Province of Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and heritage


A contract for trail construction was awarded to Peter S Conrad Construction Ltd. and work has begun. In the interests of safety various sections of trail will be closed on a rotating basis to allow construction to continue safely. Please observe construction signs and avoid using the trail when machines are working. Work may continue through the balance of the construction season

Gaetz Brook Greenway Preliminary Plan

SATA Trails engaged WSP Consultants to carry out work in four phases: 1.) Complete an assessment of the abandoned rail corridor: 2.) Produce a preliminary plan for review; 3.) Produce a detailed design and 4.) Provide a tender package. All phases have now been completed and construction is underway (Summer/fall 2019).
Phase 2: Preliminary brief and plan
Phase 1: Assessment of existing conditions

typical cross section
Typical rest area cross section
draft bridge section
Draft bridge rehabilitation section

Porters Lake Core Greenway:

The first phase of this project was completed in 2016. The second phase connecting across the Exit 20 Highway 107 underpass to the Blueberry Run trail and Les Collins Drive is underway as of August 2019. See the overall plan here.

Bicycles on the newly paved core greenway
Core Greenway

Trying out the new pavement.

Chezzetcook River bridge
Bridge at Gaetz Brook

Gaetz Brook or Chezzetcook River

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SATA newsletter

Porters Lake and surrounding area Active Transportation Plan.

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Making Connections

2014-2019 Halifax Active Transportation Plan
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