Robert: East Coast Trail Association enhancing hiking trails with new markers
Written by Robert Shawn on May 25, 2023
The East Coast Trail Association is revamping its hiking trails by installing new trailheads and community wayfinding signs. The new markers will be installed throughout 2023 and will stretch from Topsail Beach in CBS to Renews-Cappahayden on the Southern Shore.
“Our new signage system will guide hikers from the highway through our communities to the trailhead, to make it easier for hikers to find their way, and also to make the trail more visible to potential new audiences”, said Randy Murphy, ECTA President. “The signs will enhance navigation and accessibility and increase awareness of the East Coast Trail, as a whole, promoting appreciation of the trail’s importance to the province’s ecosystem and the tourism industry, as well as the well-being of our trail communities”.
In addition, the Association announced the enhancement of the 15.1 km Stiles Cove Path located between the towns of Pouch Cove and Flatrock. This project will see the trail receive some much needed maintenance and provide a safer passage of the hiker.
“Hiking the East Coast Trail is one of the most recommended things to do when visiting Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East. “Not only is it a treasured tourist attraction, it’s also a popular activity for residents to enjoy regularly.”