Franey Trail Redevelopment

Franey Trail has been impacted as a result of extreme weather in November, 2021 and requires redevelopment. The new trail will be comprised of three segments: Franey Low Loop (3617m); Franey North (5705m); and, Franey South (3537m), totalling approximately 12.9km. Franey Low Loop is offering pedestrian, mountain bike and snowshoe activities and includes features such as frequent natural grade reversals and trail outsloping, rock armoured dips, viewpoints and three bridges. Complete decommissioning of portions of the existing trail is included. Franey North is offering pedestrian, mountain bike and snowshoe activities and includes features such as frequent natural grade reversals and trail outsloping, rock armoured dips and two bridges. The existing trail in this section will be completely decommissioned, with the entire surface to be loosened to promote regrowth of natural vegetation. Franey South is offering pedestrian, mountain bike and snowshoe activities and includes features such as frequent natural grade reversals and trail outsloping, rock armoured dips and two bridges. Complete decommissioning of portions of the existing trail that will be rerouted with new construction in included.


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This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

 

Latest update

December 28, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from November 28 to December 28, 2022 - November 28, 2022

Contacts

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0
Telephone: 902-224-2306
Fax: 902-285-2866
Email: pc.cbinfo.pc@canada.ca


  • Location

    • Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2022-11-28
  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    84134

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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