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Over 200 km of Trail now connected from Digby through Yarmouth

27 Oct 2023 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Town of Yarmouth Leads the Way on ATV Road Use

The Town of Yarmouth was first off the blocks, allowing ATV use on a public roadway. Council approved a bylaw Thursday, October 26th enabling trail connectivity from one side of town to the other. Riders will now be connected from Digby to Yarmouth and on to Port Clyde, creating over 200 kilometers of connected trail. The bylaw comes into effect November 1st and trail signage will be installed in the coming days. 

Mayor Pam Mood spoke about the economic value of the trail and business opportunities it would provide. She also encouraged riders to use peer pressure to get the message out about following the rules as set out in the Road Trails act and the Town bylaw. The vote was unanimous, with all councilors present voting in favour. 

“This is a big step forward in creating a fully connected trail network“ said Barry Barnet, Executive Director ATVANS. Club members who worked hard to make this happen were also present.


ATVANS Executive Director, Barry Barnet (second from left) with Yarmouth Council following passage of the bylaw.

Several other municipalities across the province are also in the planning stages of developing similar bylaws and ATVANS has submitted several applications to the province for Road Trails on provincially owned roads. 

Road Trails Act (nslegislature.ca)

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