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Samson Trail

Record #: NGL0090
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2021
Last Full Update: 13 Aug 2021


Located In New Glasgow
Where To Find Us
Terrace Street
New Glasgow, NS B2H 5L7
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Areas Served Pictou County


Phone 902-755-7788
Contact Town of New Glasgow
Mailing Address c/o Town of New Glasgow 
PO Box 7 
New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E1

Description & Services

Information Built on Canada's oldest iron railroad bed and named in honor of the historic Samson locomotive. 
Use: Walking, Running, Biking 
Length: 4 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: 1B 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: Located within New Glasgow 
There are many ways to access this trail and ample parking places as well. Access points are Kinsmen Look-Off, Carmichael Park, Pedestrian Bridge, Rotary Park and Duff Cemetery.