It is very important to preserve our history and also to protect it. It is also important to have groups, such as ACAMUTS, who understand and appreciate our heritage, to protect it and make it more accessible to the general public.
On Sunday, November 7, 2021, several members of the Society ventured to Roxbury and did a fantastic undertaking of a general cleanup of the settlement … including the two cemeteries and erecting teepees around a number of wells.
The area, now referred to as Roxbury, was once occupied by Mi’kmaq, French Acadian and finally by English Loyalists at the turn of the 1800s. The last inhabitants, homesteaders in the 1920s, only stayed for a few years. Since then the area has attracted hunters, fishermen, campers and the curious. From the 1970s onward Roxbury, originally called Durland’s Settlement, has become a hikers challenge, ATV trip, skidoo outing or a truck/car trek. But overall it remains a place of lure and mystery. One always asks who settled there and why!
Thanks again to ACAMUTS and its members for keeping the doors of history open.
Friends of Roxbury
Work has officially begun on #264 aka "Kate Tucker Trail"
If possible, please avoid travel on this trail until it firms up. Keep an eye on the Sunrise Trails ATV Club Facebook page for updates.
If your craving for a Nelly's Burger cannot be denied, please use this trail respectfully to avoid reversing the work already completed.
Work being done includes 4 culverts and many km's of ditching and surface hardening.
This trail connects the 260 (Railbed) to 2 of our trailside dining options, The Sandpiper and Nelly's Grill.
As of October 13th 2021, there is only $15,655 available for small grant applications.
We have received notice from the Municipality of Chester that the Gold River Bridge will be closed immediately due to structural issues identified by the engineers.
The bridge will be closed to ALL users for an indefinite period of time until repairs/replacement can be completed.
More details to follow as things are assessed, and a plan is compiled as to what will happen moving forward. The Municipality realizes this is an important part in connectivity and is working towards a solution.
The section of trail in Middleton between Hwy 1 and the Harvest Moon Trail will be closed during this period for repairs due to heavy equipment operating on the trail. Due to the condition of trail, a complete rebuild is taking place.
South Shore Annapolis Valley Trail Association in cooperation with the Town of Middleton are making the repairs.
Only $25,655 left in the small grant fund. Get your applications in right away before it runs out.