Trail Closure, Friday September 15, 2023 7:00pm, Hurricane Lee From NS Trails:  Friday September 15th – A hurricane watch has been issued for Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg, and Halifax Counties. Most of mainland Nova Scotia is now under a Tropical Storm Warning (except northern Nova Scotia and Colchester County north and south of Truro). Many of our trails will be closed while […]

Caution: Trail Maintenance

CAUTION:  TRAIL MAINTENANCE Monday August 14, 2023 Construction has started on the trail from Route 6 at Lockerbys Bridge going east through to Joudrey Road.  The trail is being gravelled and holes filled between Tatamagouche and Denmark. This will create soft, unstable spots for a few days, until it is rolled. Trail users can expect […]

Trails reopen June 5, 2023 Nova Scotia Ban on Activity in Woods Ends

TRAILS REOPEN The NS Government has ended the ban on travel in wooded areas including all trails in Nova Scotia effective midnight tonight.  Trails maintained by the Tatamagouche Area Trails Association will REOPEN effective June 5, 2023.  Fires are not permitted. Thank you for your cooperation!  Happy trails!! Province Announces Restrictions During Wildfires Natural Resources […]

Butter Trail Re-opened January 5, 2023

French River Bridge Repairs

The repairs to the French River Bridge wash-out are complete and the Tatamagouche Area Trails Association is pleased to announce the Butter Trail is now open to all users. All barricades have been removed and users are advised of the temporary railings in place. Permanent railings will be installed in the spring as well as […]

Trail Closure – Fiona Update, October 12, 2022

TEMPORARY TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE Hurricane Fiona Update The Butter Trail section of the Short Line Trail is closed to all traffic between the Highway 6 crossing west of  Tatamagouche, and the Creamery Square access.  Gates will be closed and your cooperation appreciated. TATA volunteers are currently addressing erosion issues in the Tatamagouche Bay, particularly in […]


TRAIL CONSTRUCTION ALERT!! Trail improvements are taking place this week on the eastern section of the trail, starting Tuesday July 12th. The trail is being graded and potholes being filled in between Jim Sutherland Road and Wally Mingo Road.  Please travel safely as you pass through this area, and yield to equipment!!  Bicycles in particular should […]

Bridge Closure, Wednesday, June 29, 2022

C A U T I O N   B R I D G E   C L O S U R E    Bridge Repair Work, Wednesday, June 29th 8:30am UPDATED post!! Volunteers will be doing repair work to the railings of the French River Bridge on the Butter Trail, Wednesday June 29, 2022, starting […]

Trail Gates

Trail Gates Trail users are advised we are encountering unauthorized closing of the red gates on the trail.  This has happened on several occasions on parts of the trial, and Sunday morning, June 19th, all gates across 26km were closed.  These gates should be left open, and closed only by authority of DNR in the […]


CAUTION ADVISORY As we get ready for another winter, we will be doing maintenance on the trail. The Butter Trail is to be resurfaced during normal working hours – signage will be posted. Also, expect to encounter tractor & scraper from Tatamagouche to Pictou County line.