Summer Fun 2020
WELCOME TO THE SUMMER FUN PAGE!
Welcome to the 2020 Summer Fun Page! Our Recreation & Parks "Summer Fun Crew" are up to the challenge of bringing exciting activities and events to kids, families and adults of all ages that arebe sure to create some awesome summer memories. Stay tuned to this page for updates. We have a few surprises in store for you!
2020 SUMMER FUN GUIDE
We're not done with Summer activities yet! Interested in learning about one of Nova Scotia’s most famous endangered animals? Piping Plover are masters of camouflage and only visit our shores for a few months each year to raise their families. Join Lydia Giffin, the South West NS Piping Plover Coordinator with Birds Canada to learn more about how they monitor and work to protect these rare birds. She will bring some fun replica eggs and other props and will also tell you about some of the other migratory birds and wildlife that you may find when walking along Round Bay Beach. If you have binoculars don't forget to bring them! Call 902-875-7828 with questions. Perfect for all ages! Come join us! We will be practicing social distancing. JUST DROP-IN!
This is an amazing opportunity to experience kayaking for FREE!
Whether your retired, a teen, or anything in-between, KAYAKING might be the perfect outdoor activity for you! Join Joel d'Entremont on Wednesday, September 2 for an end of summer intro to kayaking at Islands Provincial Park. All equipment is provided! Age 10+. (Youth under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.) Call us at 902-265-3025 or email or send us a private message on our Facebook page to register!
Join Shelburne Municipality Recreation & Parks and awesome instructor Debbie Ryan this Wednesday, August 5, 2:30-3:30 pm outdoors at the Guild Hall, Shelburne for some dancing fun! Pre-Register by calling us at 902-265-3025 or emailing . All ages welcome! Its FREE!
Explore the Municipality of Shelburne and Lockeport in the Recreation & Parks Staycation Punch Card Challenge! Click on the links below for your Punch Card; Map #1 (Punch Stations located in Shelburne), Map #2 (Punch Stations located in the Municipality of Shelburne and the Town of Lockeport); Directions to each Punch Station & more event info. Complete all 10 for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
image August 1-29 Punch Card Challenge Map #2 - Shelburne Municipality & Town of Lockeport (1.61 MB)
MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS
image Gnome Sightings on the Tom Tigney Trail! ( Locted at the intersection of Hwy 103 and the East Sable Rd, Sable River) (1.26 MB) . Email us a photo of you by gnome or forest critter to or post it in the comments section on our Shelburne Municipal Recreation & Parks Facebook Page (Gnomes on the Loose Post)
FAIRY VILLAGES! - Wednesday, July 15, 10 am, at Welkum Park (8946 Upper Clyde Rd., Welshtown.) It thrills us to be helping the Fairies of Welkum Park with their homes this summer! Come join us Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 am to help us build some beautiful homes for the fairies of the park. You even get to make your own beautiful memory jar. Can't wait to see you there! Click on FAIRY VILLAGES (in green) for updates on our Facebook page.
TRY-IT ARCHERY - Tuesday, July 14, 1 pm, 2:30 pm and 6 pm, Shelburne Regional High School Field.
Give the sport of archery a try! Youth under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Call Shelburne Municipal Recreation & Parks at 902-265-3025 or email to register! You may also send us a private message on the Shelburne Municipal Recreation & Parks Facebook page. We will require name(s), contact number, address and email. MUST PRE-REGISTER.
July 1-29, 2020 Punch Card Challenge - Come Explore With Us!
Click on the 4 links below for all you need to know!
Try-It Intro to Hiking Tuesday, June 30, 2-3:30 pm & 6-7:30 pm, Shelburne Community Centre. Click here for details
Try-It Nordic Walking. Tuesday, July 7, 1-2:30 pm, Shelburne Community Centre. Click here for details
Try-It Kayaking, Wednesdsay, July 22, 6-7:30 pm Welkum Park.
SUMMER FUN PAKS!
Click on the links below for the instruction manual for our first 7 Summer Fun Paks!
Summer is here and "Recreation & Parks" is excited to release its epic series of Summer Fun Paks! These activity packs have games, crafts, healthy snack ideas and include an instruction guide. The theme changes weekly, and activities are created to fit the theme. Each week we will host one instruction video related and an in-person recreation activity.
How could they get any better, oh wait, did we mention they're FREE!
Instruction manuals will be posted on our Summer Fun 2020 page.
The weekly supply kit will have most of the gear you need for the crafts and activities.
Pre-order your supply packs by Wednesday each week and pick up Friday... for 5 complete days of at home fun! Our first pack, OUTDOOR ADVENTURES will be available for pre-order on June 10.
Pre-order your first pack, Outdoor Adventures, by Wednesday June 17!
**We have limited numbers of supply kits, so pre-ordering is required.
Programs & Services
The Municipality of the District of Shelburne's Recreation & Parks Department offers a variety of recreational programs and services throughout the year.
Information can also be found on our Facebook Page "Shelburne Municipal Recreation & Parks"
Community Halls and Fields
The Recreation and Parks Department incorporates community halls and fields into programming whenever possible.
For more information on how to book a community hall or field in your area, please contact us or the Councillor for that area.
Municipal Community Halls and Fields:
- St. Matthew's United Church, Clyde River
- Port Clyde Fire Hall
- Port Saxon Leisure Hour Club
- Port Saxon Community Hall
- Ingomar Community Hall
- CGC Fire Hall
- Birchtown Community Centre
- Camp Avalon
- Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Centre
- Jordan Bay Community School House Association Hall
- Jordan Bay Ball Field
- Sandy Point Community Church and Hall
- Lower Ohio Hall
- Middle/Upper Ohio Hall
- Ohio Ball Field
- Shelburne Regional High School Field
- Odd Fellows Hall, Jordan Falls
- Anglican Church Hall, Jordan Falls
- United Baptist Church Hall, Jordan Falls
- Jordan Youth Park
- West Green Harbour Hall and Ball Field
- Osborne Baptist Church
- Little Harbour Community Hall
- Sable River Fire Hall
- Sable River Community Hall
Recreation Leadership Development Fund
Funding assistance is available to provide support for leadership development that will enhance community-based recreation initiatives.
- The funding is available to any community group, organization or individual that is creating, expanding or improving recreation opportunities in the Municipality of the District of Shelburne and areas nearby.
- The funding is a one-time only grant (Applicants will not receive funding for the same thing twice).
- Funding is available up to a maximum of $250.
- Eligible funding items include costs for leadership training, certification, courses and workshops and any required equipment/materials.
- Applications can be submitted at any time and are subject to review for approval.
- Funding must be spent within the current fiscal year and used for the intended purpose outlined in the grant application.
- A final report and copies of all receipts will be required for all approved grants.
Download the fillable application form: document Recreation Leadership Development Fund Application (193 KB)
Applications are to be submitted to:
Adam Dedrick, Director of Recreation & Parks, Municipality of the District of Shelburne
Trail Use Survey
The Recreation Department is conducting a survey to gather data on the use of trails located in the Municipality of Shelburne. We want to know what the trails are being used for, who is using them, how often, the reasons, perceived quality, what could be improved or changed and what would encourage people to use the trails more.
Trails included in the survey:
-Roseway River Trail (Municipality of Shelburne)
-Jordan River Trail (Municipality of Shelburne)
-Tom Tigney Trail (Municipality of Shelburne)
-Sable River Footbridge Trail (Municipality of Shelburne)
-Black Loyalist Heritage Trail (Black Loyalist Heritage Society)
-Woodland Multi-Use Trail (Woodland Multi-Use Trail Association)
The online survey takes about 5-10 minutes to complete depending on how many trails you use. Also available is a pdf Trail Use Survey Paper Version (669 KB)
Chance to win one of three Prize Packs!
To fill out the online survey click the link below:
Trails are OPEN. You can walk, run and bike on the trails and several are also for motorized use (OHVs). Make sure to follow social distancing guidelines (keep 6 feet/2 metres away from others).
There are four trails maintained by the Municipality of Shelburne Recreation & Parks Department. Three of the four trails are along sections of the abandoned railway bed. The CN railway operated along the Liverpool to Yarmouth line from 1905-1983. This line was the first to be abandoned and designated for recreational purposes in Nova Scotia. These trails are perfect to enjoy a leisurely stroll, to observe and / or photograph many types of wild flowers, trees, birds, wildlife, and natural landscapes, or to add to your personal work-out routine. These level terrain trails are active transportation connections in the communities of Sable River, Jordan Falls, and between the Islands Provincial Park and the Town of Shelburne for locals and visitors alike.
Check out the Parks & Trails Brochure and Outdoor Living Guide on the Facilities Page for more information about trails.
Tom Tigney Trail
The Tom Tigney Trail (approx. 1.2 km) head is opposite the Chef’s Plate Restaurant beside the river and is a multi-use trail. A picnic table has been placed there for users to sit at and eat or take a rest to listen and watch the waters of the Tom Tigney River. The trail crosses the East Sable Road twice and about 3/4 of the way along it is a former CN bridge that now has a fenced board walk. On a warm, sunny day the view from the bridge up and down the Sable River is spectacular. This trail ends where the trail meets the old highway #3. The Tom Tigney Trail is the only trail currently approved for motorized use.
Fenced in bridge along the Tom Tigney Trail
Check out the ATV Assoctication of Nova Scotia Trail Etiquette Brochure for information on proper use of an ATV while out and about on the trails. pdf 201512 ATVANS TrailEtiquette Brochure (875 KB)
The Footbridge Trail (approx. 0.8 km) head is a small parking area located in the Sable River Volunteer Fire Department's yard. From the trail head walkers follow the signs that lead them to the swinging bridge, across it, and along the Freeman’s Mill Road where it ends at Hwy 103. It is neat to experience the swinging movement under your feet as you cross the bridge. A major portion of the Foot Bridge trail has been used by the Sable River community for over a hundred years and is known locally as the “footpath”. Motorized use is not allowed along the Foot Bridge trail.
NOTE: The Sable River Footbridge is temporariliy closed due to unsafe bridge conditions. It is anticipated that repairs will be carried out fall of 2019 and the bridge wil re-open accordingly.
The swinging bridge along the Footbridge Trail
Mi'Kmaq Interpretive Panel located on the Footbridge Trail
Jordan River Trail
The Jordan River Trail (approx. 2.6 km) is located in the Jordan Falls community. To get to the trail head from the 103 hwy take exit #24 along #3 hwy from Jordan Falls to Lockeport. Turn right onto Hayden’s Road. The Trail head is located in a small parking area beside Hayden’s Road. From the trail head you can walk along the trail to the left to end near Camp Jordan or to the right to go across the Jordan River. The former CN bridge has a fenced board walk along it, you walk beside salt water marshes to the trail end where it meets the Lower Jordan Road. Motorized use is not allowed along the Jordan River Trail.
The Shelburne County arts Council commissioned Hayward Meisner of East Green Harbour to make wind chimes for their Outdoor Art Project. The wind chimes were installed at the bridge on the Jordan River Trail.
Jordan River Trail Head by Hayden's Road
View of Jordan River from the Roseway River trail
Roseway River Trail
The Roseway River Trail (approx. 1 km) crosses the Roseway River near Falls Lane on two small CN bridges that have a fenced board walk along them. It follows the abandoned railway bed and ends at the road near the entrance to the Islands Provincial Park. Motorized use is not allowed along the Roseway River Trail.
Bridge at the beginning of the Roseway River Trail along Fall's Lane (Town of Shelburne)
Woodland Multi-Use Trail
The Woodland Multi-Use Trail is owned, operated and maintained by the Woodland Multi-Use Trail Assocation. The trail has been developed across many parts of Shelburne County. In the Municipality of Shelburne there are 10 Kms of the trail between Hwy 3 in Sable River to Canada Hill Road that connects with the Tom Tigney Trail (1.2 km Municipality of Shelburne trail) at one end and joins another 8.4 km trail from Hwy 103 in Sable River to the Queen's County line at Wilkins Lake to join the Queen's County trail system into Port Mouton and Summerville. For more information about the trail visit SouthShoreConnect
Sable Wetland (Sable River)
- Respect the privacy of adjacent property owners by remaining on the trail at all times.
- Take only pictures and leave only footprints, so that others will be able to enjoy the same beauty.
- Garbage cans are located at the trail heads.
- Fires and camping are strictly prohibited.
- Remember the 3 C’s: Common Sense, Communication, and Courtesy.
- Children and pets should be kept near you at all times, as vehicle traffic may be present along or near the trails.
- All pets must be leashed. Please clean up after your pet.