Connect Annapolis Valley is a summer 2018 and 2019 project that aims to connect the communities of Kentville, Annapolis Royal and Wolfville via promotion of the Harvest Moon Trail.
Not only does this trail provide an opportunity for active transportation for the residents and visitors of these three communities, but it also allows for a more accessible connection between businesses, neighbours, and events.
Two simultaneous events were held on Saturday, July 14th, one in Kentville and one in Wolfville; each to which residents and visitors could attend by way of the bicycle using the Harvest Moon Trail. In Kentville, from 11am-3pm, there was a Chalk Art Festival. Webster Street was closed to vehicles, and everyone – young and old – was able to take to the streets and exhibit their creativity with colourful chalk. Music, food, friends and family – it was a day to remember! At the same time, 11am-3pm, reCYCLE, Bike Art took place in Waterfront Park, Wolfville. Using recycled bike parts, people were brought together to create beautiful works of art, while increasing their personal bicycle literacy. There was music, a lot of paint, and the opportunity to get excited about cycling in the Valley.
In the summer of 2019 on August 3rd, we had a Natural Art Festival in Annapolis Royal. Right beside the Harvest Moon Trail we had a group water colour painting and two guided nature walks to teach residents and visitors about all the different plants on Harvest Moon Trail. All day there was lots of music, fun, painting and exploring!
Special thanks to the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines and The Municipality of the County of Kings for their support on this project.