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Tatamagouche Area Trails Association is a small group of volunteers who manage and maintain the 26 kilometer section of the Short Line Trail portion of the Trans Canada Trail. The east-west portion through Colchester County follows the former railway line along the North Shore and is continuous with rail trail sections in Pictou and Cumberland Counties.

This trail would not exist without the dedication of a community of members, volunteers, and donors. Let’s look after our trail and encourage others to use and not abuse our trail.


Tatamagouche is situated on the Northumberland Strait 50 kilometres north of Truro and 50 kilometres west of Pictou. The village is located along the south side of Tatamagouche Bay at the mouths of the French and Waugh Rivers. Tatamagouche derives its name from the native Mi’kmaq term Takǔmegoochk, translated as “Meeting of the waters”.