The following is a history of the beginning of the Annapolis Trail Society

In November 2002, a meeting was held at the Middleton Campus of the NS Community College in regard to the development of the abandoned Dominion Atlantic Railway as part of the Trans Canada Trail. Representatives from Department of Natural Resources, NS Sport and Recreation and the Trans Canada Trail were present. After much discussion and information from the government representatives, the group was told that the abandoned rail line was available for trail development by the community. Interested parties of various stakeholder groups included field naturalist, walkers, ATV’ers, farmers, equestrians, snowmobilers, and fly fishers. They eventually came together to form the Annapolis County Trails Society. It is the goal of the society to have the trail open to all user groups as a multi use trail.