The Twillingate trail system will be getting some tender love and care soon.
This is after the provincial government announced more than $90,000 to help with the development, maintenance and expansion of trails in the Twillingate area.
Previously, the federal government and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency announced $273,811 towards the project.
The provincial money, provided through the regional development fund, will go towards the Twillingate Island Trail project to help with signage and marketing, as well as improving upon the trail system that already exists.
“Twillingate Island’s hiking trails not only represent a valuable tourism asset to our community but they represent significant economic development opportunity for the whole region,” said Twillingate Mayor Grant White in a release. “Thanks to both the provincial and federal governments for seeing the potential in our community to take on a project of this scale and for recognizing Twillingate Island as world class hiking destination.”
The money will also help it expand into a system that covers over 50 kilometres of trail. Trails up for expansion are French Beach to Spillar’s Cove, Spiller's Cove to Cod Jack's Cove, Lower Little Harbour, Jonas Cove to Purcell’s Harbour and Little Harbour to Cod Jack’s Cove.
“Supporting this trails network represents a significant economic development opportunity for the region,” said Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Minister Bernard Davis.