VIDEO: ATVs on Coal Town Trail cause a rift with some residents of Cape Breton community – Saltwire

Jessica Smith · Journalist · Posted: a day ago | Updated: 20 hours ago | 11 Min ReadAnimosity on the Coal Town Train in Cape Breton,

DOMINION — A local trail is causing a rift between some residents of Dominion and the all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts who use it.

The Coal Town Trail, which is roughly 13 kilometres long and stretches from Gardiner Mines through Dominion and Glace Bay to Tower Road, is a former rail line that has been repurposed to be a multi-use trail.

It was originally owned by the federal government but is now managed by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

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Looking for something to do around Midland this summer? Here are five family-friendly activities –

Looking for something to do around Midland this summer? Here are five family-friendly activities

1. Grab an ice cream cone at the Dockside Ice Cream Hut — Enjoy a delicious ice cream come at the Dockside Ice Cream Hut, located adjacent to the Boathouse Eatery at the Midland town dock. The hut is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

2. Spend some time at Midland’s Little Lake Park — This expansive picturesque park in the centre of town is built around a manmade lake. The park has a large beach, picnic shelters, a pavilion, several ball diamonds, a beach volleyball court, washrooms and Tony’s Restaurant.

3. Cycle or walk the Great Trail — Previously known as the Trans Canada Trail, the Great Trail runs through Tay Township, Midland and Penetanguishene. The trail runs along the shores of Georgian Bay and offers a variety of scenic lookouts onto the bay.

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New mark for Canada Day Nature Challenge – Trail Times

The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is pleased to announce that Canadians have recorded 78,645 wildlife observations using the iNaturalist Canada platform between March and July 1, 2020 shattering the goal of hitting 50,000 observations by Canada Day.

We launched the Observation Nation project to help connect people with nature and each other during this period of social distancing and we are overwhelmed by the response of Canadians in their efforts to help us track biodiversity.

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Rocky Mountain Books publisher Don Gorman on selling outdoor guides during a pandemic

Victoria’s Rocky Mountain Books relies on people heading into the great outdoors for its guidebook sales. But in the early days of COVID-19, it was unclear when or if recreational trails would open. But as restrictions in provincial parks began to lift, RMB launched its “Great Canadian Staycation” campaign, promoting safe distancing and outdoor recreation.

RMB publisher Don Gorman spoke to Q&Q about the guidebook business.


Conserving all-Canadian wildlife just one part of the puzzle – Dan Kraus, Trail Times

“Canada plays a critical role in protecting many of these plants and animals.”

Every nation plays an important role in stopping wildlife extinction.

Here in Canada, we have an estimated 80,000 known wild species. They range from pygmy shrew to polar bear, and from stellate sedge to Sitka spruce.

Canada plays a critical role in protecting many of these plants and animals.


7 Dog-Friendly Trails Near Calgary To Explore With Your Best Friend This Summer – by Narcity

Are you looking for the best way to treat your bestie this summer? Why go for traditional toys or treats when you can take them on an adventure. These dog-friendly trails near Calgary are great for going on long walkies and making lasting memories.

Calgary is packed with gorgeous trails and parks to explore and these ones are excellent for getting out and taking in some of that fresh air. With plenty of space and beautiful scenery, your fur babies can get all the play and exercise they can handle. See the full Article

Note -this article makes no mention of COVID 19, or other trail management issues – such as on or off leash rules – please note that many places you can walk your dog are managed by other authorities – parks, land managers, trail management organizations, and these grouops have their own rules, about dogs, users and COVID. Please check with the trail organizations before heading out.