Trans Canada Trail (Tatamagouche and Area)

Butter TrailThe east-west portion of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) through Colchester County follows the former railway line along the North Shore. The trail section through Tatamagouche is known as the Butter Trail, named after the Tatamagouche Creamery beside the trail. The trail crosses the French River and Waugh River (both tidal), runs through Nelson Memorial Park, and passes by Patterson Wharf Park. The Tatamagouche Area Trails Association manages this trail on provincial crown property. This trail is continuous with rail trail sections in Pictou County and Cumberland County. 

Waugh River BridgeA north-south route of the Trans Canada Trail is in the planning stage and will eventually extend from Tatamagouche, through Truro, to Halifax Regional Municipality.

Type: Linear
Length: 26 km one-way
Surface: Gravel, crushed gravel (through Tatamagouche), wooden bridges
Rating: Easy, flat
Marking: Follow obvious rail trail, signs
Permitted Use: Walking, cycling, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing; dogs on leash

Parking available at these locations:
- 24 Station Road, off Main Street in Tatamagouche
- 29 Creamery Road, off Main Street in Tatamagouche
- 40 King Street, near Patterson Wharf Park in Tatamagouche
- Nelson Memorial Park, 153 Loop of Hwy 6, west of Tatamagouche
- Sutherland Steam Mill Museum, 3169 Hwy 326 in Denmark


Tatamagouche Area Trails Association 902-657-2277

Trans Canada Trail (North Shore)