One of the best ways to enjoy a day in New Glasgow is to take a stroll on our 6km trail system that spans the community, winding along the scenic riverfront. The Samson, Pioneer and Johnny Miles Memorial Trails have been built along old rail line beds that once ran through the town. Today you can run, walk, bike, and roll along these trails, on both the East and West Sides of New Glasgow.
The Samson Trail is where Canada’s oldest locomotive, the Samson, ran and is part of the Trans Canada Trail’s national trail network. Named in honour of New Glasgow's founding and current-day pioneers, the Pioneer Trail includes a gazebo look-off view of Potters Brook and the Charlie Hoegg Kinsmen Covered Bridge. The Johnny Miles Memorial Trail is named in tribute to Boston Marathon winner, the late Johnny Miles. This trail is a short and sweet winding gravel path through light woodland.
With approximately 2,000 people using our trails daily in the peak season, the trail system has become a vital recreational and active transportation asset for all to enjoy. All trails are pet-friendly (please keep your pets leashed and pick up after them) and open year-round with conveniently located washroom facilities and parking.