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The Northeast Avalon Regional Planning Process - Show your Support

Friday, February 24, 2017 - If you love our coastline and the East Coast Trail, the opportunity to protect and preserve our coastal heritage is coming your way, through the Northeast Avalon regional planning process (NEAR). A series of public visioning meetings are planned, with two taking place next week. The NEAR region includes . . . [ Continued ]


Request for Proposals: Business Development Strategy, Marketing and Communications

Monday, February 20, 2017 - The East Coast Trail Association is pleased to invite proposals from qualified vendors on four innovative projects: . . . [ Continued ]


Office closed due to winter storm

Monday, February 6, 2017 - The East Coast Trail Association office is closed this morning due to winter storm conditions. If you placed a Trail Shop order over the weekend past, it will be processed and shipped between this afternoon and tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. Wishing you a safe and warm day, Marie Jones ECTA . . . [ Continued ]


ECTA Crew Work done 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - On December 8, 2016, the ECTA seasonal crew laid down their tools for the year. What follows is a partial list of work accomplished by our paid crew during the summer and fall months. Early May, ECTA trail builders, skilled carpenters and labourers, trod a good section of the trail cutting blowdown . . . [ Continued ]


TETC outing clears section of Father Troy Path

Friday, November 11, 2016 - Friday afternoon twelve hardy Torbay Environment and Trails Committee (TETC) members came out to help clear a southern section of the Father Troy Path of the East Coast Trail. A couple of volunteers cleared the Spray Lane trailhead parking area of garbage and trimmed back the overgrown grasses on . . . [ Continued ]


Join us at Quidi Vidi Brewery: ECTA 2016 Annual General Meeting

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - We invite members to attend the 2016 East Coast Trail Association Annual General Meeting (AGM). When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Where: Quidi-Vidi Brewery (Hospitality Room), 35 Barrows Road, St. John's Time: 6:30pm (doors open), meeting starts at 7:00pm Social to follow with live music . . . [ Continued ]


Work on the East Coast Trail: Trail Crew Positions Available

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - The East Coast Trail Association is now accepting applications to fill temporary, seasonal Trail Crew Worker positions to assist with construction, enhancement and maintenance work along the coastline of the Avalon Peninsula, between Portugal Cove, Cape St. Francis and Cappahayden. Period of Work: Candidates . . . [ Continued ]


Ferryland Tely-Hike a Success!

Friday, June 10, 2016 - On June 4, 426 hikers celebrated International Trails Day with the East Coast Trail Association. Ferryland hosted the day and the Southern Shore Folk Arts Council provided the venue and the delicious meal. Hikers rendezvoused at the Bernard Kavanagh Premises then launched off to Calvert, Aquaforte, . . . [ Continued ]


Annual Volunteer Custodian Training draws Interest

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - Ten new custodians turned out for an introduction to the custodian program led by Linda Cohen, chief custodian. Following an overview of the custodians duties: to hike the assigned path and prepare a brief prioritized report on the condition of the trail, the group proceeded from the Cobblers . . . [ Continued ]


Volunteer Awards night in Beautiful Bauline

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - Over 60 people came out to recognize and honour our East Coast Trail volunteers and in particular, our award-winning volunteers for this season. The potluck social and volunteer award night took place at the brand new Bauline Town Hall in the community where early talks about an East Coast hiking . . . [ Continued ]


East Coast Trail receives support from Town of Conception Bay South

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - (Conception Bay South, NL) The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) and the Town of Conception Bay South are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing their commitment to work together to maintain and protect the East Coast Trail, which stretches along . . . [ Continued ]


Volunteer Hike Leaders Needed ! Save the Dates !

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - A new hiking year is about to get underway (April 23) and we want to kick-off the season with a get together of all hike leaders and prospective interested new volunteer hike leaders. Please join us April 6 in the Community Room of the Howley Estates Sobeys at 7pm where we will have a chance to get . . . [ Continued ]


East Coast Trail & Trans Canada Trail

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - East Coast Trail & Trans Canada Trail Potential Partnership The Trans Canada Trail will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Canada's confederation in 2017, announcing that the Trans Canada Trail is now coast to coast to coast. The TCT proposes that the East Coast Trail extend the TCT from . . . [ Continued ]


ECTA Trail Maintenance, Enhancement & Development 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - An ECTA crew of eight is currently winding down from a busy 2015 work schedule. Following is a summary of the more significant accomplishments of the past season. Beginning in April, the crew traversed the trail for a blowdown and leaner assessment, that is, trees blocking or endangering the treadway. . . . [ Continued ]


Portugal Cove-St. Philips Hike Club helps maintain Local Trail

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - Over the course of three volunteer maintenance outings, led by experienced ECTA maintenance volunteers, several members of the PCSP Hiking & Walking Club participated and helped complete the Goat Cove Path vegetation control between St. Philips and Goat Cove. Parts of this section were moderately . . . [ Continued ]


ECTA - AGM - Agenda & Board Nominees

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Sorry for the late posting but attached you will see the AGM agenda, new board nominees, and the financials. Hope to see you there! Below are links to the 2015 AGM Report Document and Audited Financial Statements. Hard copies of both will be provided for members at the AGM. . . . [ Continued ]


Notice of 2015 Annual General Meeting

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - The 2015 East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday evening, October 8th at the Eastern Edge Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive in St. John's, NL. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start. We'll report on the past year's activities, update on initiatives in . . . [ Continued ]


Three more Towns sign MOU with ECTA to protect Trail

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - (St. Johns) The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) and the towns of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove and Bauline are pleased to announce they have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) agreeing to work together to manage and protect 28 kilometres of the East Coast Trail. "The . . . [ Continued ]


White Horse Path & Piccos Ridge Path: Works in Progress

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Introducing two new paths! In the fall of 2014 we cut 16 kilometres (km) right-of-way between Cape St. Francis and Portugal Cove. The final result, 32 kms of new trail, fully cut and signed but not yet hardened, adds two new paths to the East Coast Trail system - White Horse Path (Cape St. Francis . . . [ Continued ]


Sierra Club USA to volunteer on ECT July 27-August 1

Monday, July 13, 2015 - Twelve volunteers with the Sierra Club USA are coming to work on the ECT for five days between July 27 and August 1, 2015. This is the seventh time that Marleen Fouche has organized a Sierra Club maintenance volunteer week drawing participants from all over the USA, to help out with brushing and pruning . . . [ Continued ]


Province Supports East Coast Trail Enhancements

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - Over $362,000 in Funding Supports East Coast Trail Enhancements The East Coast Trail Association has received $362,055 to support long-term sustainability efforts, market development activities and trail improvements. Funding will support new trail signage, expanded parking, improved marketing initiatives, . . . [ Continued ]


Government of Canada Investment Supports East Coast Trail Tourism Development

Sunday, June 7, 2015 - Enhancements and new initiatives will support tourism growth on Avalon Peninsula June 6, 2015 Mobile, NL Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency The East Coast Trail Association Inc. (ECTA) will enhance its world class status as a destination trail, thanks in part to an investment from the Government . . . [ Continued ]


Hikers raise $60,000 for the East Coast Trail

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - Hikers raise $60,000 for the East Coast Trail Over 350 hikers turned out to the 15th annual East Coast Trail Tely Hike fundraiser and to celebrate International Trail's day. Individual hikers and teams raised more than $59,830, surpassing the goal of $50,000, and pledges are still coming in. Hikers . . . [ Continued ]


Sugarloaf Path Cleanup 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015 - On May 30 a group of 15 volunteers participated in a joint ECTA-City of St. Johns event to clean up the worst of the debris which had accumulated over the winter on the Sugarloaf Path near the Robin Hood Bay landfill. Wind-blown plastic bags and packing material from the landfill continue to plague . . . [ Continued ]


Successful outing for Torbay Trails group

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - There was a good turnout today by the Torbay Environment & Trails Committee at a maintenance outing on Father Troy's Path of the East Coast Trail. Father Troy's Path runs from Spray Lane in Torbay to the Flatrock beamer. At the initiative of TETC, a long established local trail support group, ten . . . [ Continued ]


Volunteer Custodian Training on Beaches Path

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - On Saturday, May 23, 2015, five new custodian volunteers participated in a 7km training session on the sunny and windy Beaches Path. Custodian co-ordinator Linda Cohen, reviewed the custodian handbook and the principles of the custodian program. All developed and also all undeveloped paths of the . . . [ Continued ]


Icebergs spotted from the East Coast Trail

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - May has been a good month for viewing icebergs close to shore and from the East Coast Trail. Not so every season nor every year. One way to find them is to take a hike on one of our developed coastal paths and come across an iceberg, or some smaller bergy bits by surprise. Otherwise, check Continued ]


Volunteer Trail Maintenace Season Opens

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Thanks to the volunteers who came out Saturday May 9th for the first maintenance outing of 2015. Fourteen volunteers joined three staff for a training session on the standards for vegetation control on the East Coast Trail. The first part of the day included classroom instruction on standards and . . . [ Continued ]


ECTA Volunteer Awards Night 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - Sunday night, two dozen ECTA members celebrated with the 2015 ECTA Volunteer Award winners. The Flamber Head and Tuckamore awards are presented to volunteers who have made a significant contribution to the sustainability of the Trail and the Association. Pat Ryan has been involved with the Trail . . . [ Continued ]


Help Protect NL Crown Lands

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - Our Crown Lands are at Risk Calling All Members to Attend Public Session: Lands Act Needs to Protect the Trail The Provincial Government is undertaking a review of the Lands Act, a piece of legislation that sets out the rules about Crown land. Because a substantial portion of the East Coast . . . [ Continued ]


ECT attracts Thousands of Hikers & contributes Millions to Tourism spending in NL

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - News Release(St. Johns, NL) In survey results and an economic impact analysis released today, the East Coast Trail (ECT) attracted over 14,600 hikers and contributed $3.5 million to tourism spending in the province in 2013. This comprehensive survey of hikers, households, and businesses followed . . . [ Continued ]


Trail Enhancement and Maintenance, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - The ECTA crew will wrap up the trail work this week: the 2014 season has been longer than usual, thanks to mild weather and clear ground conditions. A total of 18 of our developed paths received some enhancement, maintenance, or both. In our third year of Trail Enhancement, Caplin Bay Path had . . . [ Continued ]


ECTA and Town of Torbay sign Agreement

Monday, November 10, 2014 - Torbay, NL The Town of Torbay is pleased to be the first town to sign an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the East Coast Trail Association, said Torbay Mayor Ralph Tapper. "The trail that runs through our town is a wonderful recreational asset for residents and draws hundreds of visitors to . . . [ Continued ]


AGM Reports 2013-2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - To get the update on current and future initiatives of the Association, please check out the AGM Report(s ) Please click here to view the AGM report for 2013-2014 Note: The document shows the AGM report for the previous . . . [ Continued ]


Renaissance Award Winners complete the Trail

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - Two 4th year McMaster University students completed a 3 1/2 week through-hike on the East Coast Trail recently as part of a life enrichment experience. Anthony D'Ambrosio and Andrew Case, 21, winners of the Drs. Jolie Ringash and Glen Bandiera Renaissance Award, had proposed to step back from the . . . [ Continued ]


ECTA meets with Government

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - East Coast Trail Association meets with Government: Biking on East Coast Trail will not be supported, need to protect the trail recognized For every dark cloud there is a silver lining. Its been a challenging few weeks for the East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) as we engaged in a very public debate . . . [ Continued ]


The Telegram: Editorial: Bikes Away

Friday, July 18, 2014 - Bikes away The Telegram Published on July 18, 2014 This weeks winner in the we-dont-care-what-you-say-were-doing-it-anyway department is Cape Race Cultural Adventures Inc., local franchisee of Sacred Rides mountain biking tours. Company owner Ken Sooley told The Telegram last weekend that . . . [ Continued ]


East Coast Trail Committed to Hiker Safety and Protection of the Trail

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - NEWS RELEASE EAST COAST TRAIL COMMITTED TO HIKER SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF THE TRAIL For immediate Release July 15, 2014 (St. Johns, NL) The Board of Directors of The East Coast Trail Association, today confirmed that it will continue to advocate for the safety of hikers and to seek more . . . [ Continued ]


Torbay Environment & Trails Committee help maintain the ECT

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - On May 3rd, 2014, a stalwart group from the Torbay Environment & Trails Committee (TETC) took on two maintenance tasks along the East Coast Trail in Torbay. Vandals had burned a vehicle on the path near the end of Morris Avenue, leaving a mess of burned debris and charred ground behind after the . . . [ Continued ]


We Strutted our Stuff - Tely Hike 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - Defying the morning weather, 349 hikers turned out to the 14th annual East Coast Trail Tely Hike fundraiser to celebrate the Trails 20th birthday and to hike on some of the Trails great paths. More than $180,000 has been raised from hikers and corporate sponsors - and pledges are still coming . . . [ Continued ]


Happy 20th Birthday, East Coast Trail

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - Happy 20th Birthday, East Coast Trail by Susan Flanagan appeared in The Telegram on June 3, 2014. Peter Gard describes himself as a writer, chef and social engineer. He is also the owner of guest homes in Petty Harbour and St. John's. But Gard is perhaps best known by the people of this province . . . [ Continued ]


Trail Enhancement Work 2013

Friday, January 3, 2014 - Trail Enhancement Work 2013 The second year of a three year trail enhancement process has been completed as of November 2013. East Coast Trail Association seasonal team leaders and crew members improved and replaced first priority structural deterioration on several of the older paths south . . . [ Continued ]


Canada World Youth lends a Hand

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - Sugarloaf hikers and Robin Hood Bay are the immediate beneficiaries of yesterdays 20 hours of labour donated by ten international youth volunteers with Canada World Youth / Jeunesse Canada Monde. Approximately 18 large bags of plastic sheeting, styrofoam, plastic bags, and other non-organic packaging . . . [ Continued ]


Be Safe and Be Seen: Wear Blaze Orange while Hiking

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - Fall colours provide a special attraction to the Trail as well as a potential danger for hikers. Hunting is allowed 7 days a week and there is no prohibition from hunting on the Trail. The province determines the hunting seasons which vary annually by type of game and weapon: see the government . . . [ Continued ]


Sustaining the East Coast Trail

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - A Strategic Plan for 2013-2017 Through the strategic planning consultation process the East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) now has a refreshed vision, mission and values and goals and objectives to guide the work of the Association for the next five years. Beginning in November 2012 and . . . [ Continued ]


TLC for the Trails

Monday, July 15, 2013 - Maintenance crews and volunteers have been hard at work since the spring and early summer clearing damage from last year's storms and doing maintenance and enhancement work to keep the East Coast Trail in good shape. During the month of May all 24 developed paths (265 km) were cleared of blowdown, . . . [ Continued ]


Trampers from New Zealand

Monday, December 10, 2012 - They couldn't be farther apart (approximately 16, 000 km in fact), yet Newfoundlanders have a lot in common with New Zealanders. Both island peoples have developed distinct cultures and are renowned for their friendliness, humour and hospitality. No matter how far they travel, Newfoundlanders and New . . . [ Continued ]


Improved ECTA Signage & Safety

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - With increased recognition of and, consequently, visitation to the East Coast Trail, there is a statistical potential of greater risk for a hiker incident on the trail. With this principle in mind, the Operations Committee of the ECTA has spent the 2012 season improving both safety and signage on . . . [ Continued ]


Leslie Storm Damage Update

Sunday, December 2, 2012 - Tropical storm Leslie (September 11, 2012) visited the East Coast Trail and left significant damage with blow down trees and heavy and high leaners over the trail. This was the third major storm to hit the East Coast Trail in the past four hurricane seasons. Fierce winds of up to 137 km/hr in a . . . [ Continued ]


Leslie Update: significant damage to East Coast Trail

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Press Release, St. Johns NL, October 11th, 2012 (St. Johns): The storm damage is significant, with over 4,000 trees blown down or leaning across the trail, says East Coast Trail Association President, Randy Murphy. The Association has completed their trail assessment of downed trees . . . [ Continued ]


Wreck Path, the 40km Undeveloped Route connects Cappahayden and Cape Race, beyond the southern terminus of the Developed ECT

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Warning: No Trail and No Signs. Please ensure that you are adequately experienced and equipped to complete your journey without assistance. South of Cappahayden the East Coast Trail is a wisp of fog, fog blowing in from the grand banks, and fog that foiled numerous ships along this coast and onto . . . [ Continued ]


Reminder: No Open Fires

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - The East Coast Trail Association's policy is that open fires are strictly prohibited. Respecting this policy becomes even more important in times of dry, hot weather. Remember to leave no trace * Take only pictures. Leave plants and wildlife undisturbed. * Pack it in... pack it out. . . . [ Continued ]


NCC Conservation Area in Maddox Cove Protects East Coast Trail

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - The Nature Conservancy of Canada has acquired an 11 acre parcel of coastal land in Maddox Cove, protecting a section of the East Coast Trail near the southern trailhead of the popular Cape Spear Path. The NCC, Canada's leading land conservation organization, works to protect forever, our most important . . . [ Continued ]


5th Year of Plastic Bag Trail Clean-Up

Monday, June 11, 2012 - June 9, 2012 was a lovely sunny day on the trail. Eighteen volunteers donated their morning to plastic bag clean up on the section of Sugarloaf Path downwind of the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility. This marks the 5th year of trail clean up by the East Coast Trail Association with the cooperation . . . [ Continued ]


A Provincial Gem

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation describes the East Coast Trail as a "provincial gem" and invites the members of the House of Assembly to "experience our world adventure destination by hiking along our incredible East Coast Trail." Please see Continued ]


East Coast Trail named one of the Best Adventure Destinations for 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012 - East Coast Trail named one of the Best Adventure Destinations for 2012 Press Release, St. Johns NL, March 2nd, 2012 (St. Johns): In February the National Geographic identified the East Coast Trail as one of the 10 best adventure destinations in the world for 2012.

The East . . . [ Continued ]


New Path Completed: Pouch Cove to Cape St. Francis

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - This summer and fall the ECTA crew has worked hard and finished development of the path from Pouch Cove north to Cape St. Francis. Development in the 2010 season completed and enhanced the Pouch Cove to Freshwater River portion, ending at a natural break outcrop with a picturesque falls and islands . . . [ Continued ]


The East Coast Trail Association receives the City's Top Tourism Award

Friday, June 24, 2011 - East Coast Trail Association / June 24, 2011 City of St. Johns 2011 Legend Award (St. Johns) At the Citys annual tourism awards ceremony, on Thursday, June 16th, Mayor Dennis O'Keefe presented Randy Murphy, President of the East Coast Trail Association, the Legend Award, given to the East . . . [ Continued ]


Fundraising goes well in 2011!

Monday, June 6, 2011 - The East Coast Trail Association is nearing its 2011 fundraising goal of $100,000 with an incredible effort surrounding this year's 11th East Coast Trail Tely Hike. Corporate sponsors and member donations raised during the run up to the event came to $67,325. On Saturday June 4th which was also International . . . [ Continued ]


For MORE Trail, Views, Hiking...

Friday, May 27, 2011 - ...We need your support. Dear members of the public and lovers of the East Coast Trail; The 11th East Coast Trail Tely Hike Fundraiser is quickly approaching. We are placing a call for your support to get involved and help us raise the $42,000 we need to reach our 2011 ECT Tely Hike . . . [ Continued ]


Proposed Housing Development Ragged Beach, Witless Bay

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - News Release, St. John's, 11 May 2011 Proposed Housing Development Ragged Beach, Witless Bay The East Coast Trail Association, which has developed and maintains the East Coast Trail, opposes the development of housing subdivisions adjacent to the Trail along the coastline of the Avalon Peninsula. Such . . . [ Continued ]


The 2011 Trail Season Begins

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - Happy Spring! The ECTA has again hired over 25 paid crew members as seasonal trail builders and carpenters. The crew is currently out with chain saws clearing blow downs and leaners across the trail, readying the paths into good condition for walkers and hikers. Work will soon begin on . . . [ Continued ]


"Spout" attracts Visitors year-round...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - The Spout attracts Visitors year-round... The East Coast Trail Association has scheduled hikes and volunteer trail maintenance outings throughout the summer and fall. The volunteer trail maintenance group has continued our "outings for pleasure" into the winter months these past few years, . . . [ Continued ]


Hurricane Igor challenges Mickeleens Path...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - Hurricane Igor's visit to the East Coast Trail on September 21, 2010 resulted in a major compromise of our trail integrity. The worst hit of the developed paths, was Mickeleens Path from Bay Bulls to Witless Bay. The northern section of this path with its mature growth mixed woods was in the . . . [ Continued ]


ECTA Christmas stocking stuffers!

Sunday, December 12, 2010 - ECTA Products make great gifts! * Our mug ($10) has photos of Cape St. Francis and LaManche * Map sets ($37) and pairs ($5) for the new hiker * T-shirts ($4 - $13) and Guidebooks (#1 & #2) Plus the gift that keeps giving an ECTA membership. Memberships are fully tax receipted. To . . . [ Continued ]


Avalon Peninsula Rated No. 1 Coastal Destination by National Geographic

Monday, November 15, 2010 - Press Release, St. John's NL, November 15th, 2010 National Geographic ranks the Avalon Peninsula the No.1 coastal destination in the world Imagine that.... three hundred and forty National Geographic tourism experts have ranked the Avalon Peninsula as the best coastal destination in the . . . [ Continued ]


Low-Maintenance steps cut into the rock ...

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - There are now low-maintenance steps cut into the rock on Deadmans Bay Path just north of Freshwater Bay. In March 2010, a storm destroyed the structural walkway at this site, scattering the broken boards onto the barachois. The storm also destroyed the lovely flat stone walkway along the inside . . . [ Continued ]


Igor Leaves Significant Damage on the East Coast Trail

Friday, September 24, 2010 - Press Release- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This week, Hurricane Igor swept across the island, damaging homes, buildings and property, knocking out power lines, and leaving thousands stranded. The East Coast Trail also received significant damage during the hurricane, resulting in serious . . . [ Continued ]


Cobbler Path so popular it gets an upgrade

Monday, September 13, 2010 - Cobbler Path, newly developed and officially opened on International Trails Day, June 6, 2010, has received huge numbers of visitors and hikers this summer. The trail at the foot of Doran's Lane in Outer Cove attracts dog walkers and hikers alike. The boardwalk from the parking area elevates walkers . . . [ Continued ]


The High Maintenance Maniacs collect their prize

Saturday, September 11, 2010 - The winning team at the 10th East Coast Trail Tely Hike fundraiser took to the water in Cape Broyle for a grand afternoon offshore on September 11, 2010. The kayak prize for a team of ten was donated by Stan Cook who accompanied the group on their adventure, hauling up a sea urchin and starfish for . . . [ Continued ]


What we are doing this year

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - An update from the President There has been a lot going on in 2010. Read all about it on the President's Update (available in pdf format). . . . [ Continued ]


Tely Hike Celebrates 10 Years - The Telegram - Jeff Hiscock

Monday, June 7, 2010 - Sunday morning's dreary weather conditions didn't stop the crowds from hitting the East Coast Trail's section through Outer Cove-Logy Bay for the 10th annual Tely Hike fundraiser. About 200 people of all ages gathered at the Justina Centre to be bused to the hike's planned start point just off of . . . [ Continued ]


East Coast Trail thanks Citizen and Corporate Donors

Monday, June 7, 2010 - (St. Johns) The Tenth Annual East Coast Trail Tely Hike brought in more than $104,000 this weekend to support the maintenance and continued development of the East Coast Trail. Association President Randy Murphy says corporate and citizen donations exceeded expectations for the event which heralded . . . [ Continued ]


Blackhead Maintenance in High Spirits

Monday, May 31, 2010 - An intrepid group of outdoor enthusiasts headed out to Blackhead despite the call for drizzle and cloud.. for 5 hours of brushcutting and lopping, well 4 if you don't include lunch at the Gulch. There were 8 of us. We had fog, we had blue skies, we had sun, we had fun and we had SUCCESS. (See pictures) . . . [ Continued ]


'Red Cliff Path' Development for 10th ECT Tely Hike

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - There will be a new path with a new name ready for the ECT Tely Hike Fundraiser on June 6th, 2010. A trail development team is currently working at Shooting Cove and building trail up Red Cliff Head. The view north towards Torbay Point along this section of the East Coast Trail is gorgeous. . . . [ Continued ]


Trail changes available online. Check out the path information before you hike.

Saturday, May 8, 2010 - Trail changes for the developed paths of the East Coast Trail are now available from the Trail Detail page in the Trail section of our website. The objective is to provide hikers with more recent information than is available through the printed maps. How to get the information: . . . [ Continued ]


Minister Introduces Pedestrian Trails Liability Protection Act

Monday, May 3, 2010 - Government of Newfoundland and Labrador News Release The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, today introduced new legislation in the House of Assembly designed to ensure maximum public access to designated hiking trails. "The Provincial Government has supported . . . [ Continued ]


Volunteer Maintenance kicks off for Earth Day 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010 - Volunteers came out in 2 degree mauzy weather Saturday to clean up plastic bags (mostly grocery bags) along a section of the Sugarloaf Path just downwind and downhill of the Robin Hood Bay landfill. A group of MUN medical students, Global Health group, NAACAP and others age 18 - 65 joined the trail . . . [ Continued ]


2009 Volunteer Maintenance Season Wrap Up

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - The volunteer maintenance 09 season ran from May to mid-November. Outings were usually held every second weekend. All work was done on Southern Shore paths. The paid crew assisted the volunteer crew for a number of the outings, increasing the work done with the brush cutter and chain saw. The data: * . . . [ Continued ]


Shoe Cove Bridge Complete

Monday, December 7, 2009 - The beginning of December saw the completion of the new bridge at Shoe Cove. Hikers can now cross the river comfortably without a precarious visit to the barachois and a wet crossing. With this bridge finished, the Stiles Cove Path is complete. As the snow is now flying, however, you might enjoy visiting . . . [ Continued ]


Infrastructure Renewal - New steps, New boardwalk and much more on our Southern Shore Trail

Friday, November 13, 2009 - A Southern Renewal is Happening! Attentive regular hikers will notice the fine work of our small stalwart ECTA team repairing infrastructure on the Southern Shore Trails. Based on thorough work-site surveys, Cathy and her two crew have replaced and added crib steps and boardwalk, supported . . . [ Continued ]


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