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Ride this quickie route in Nova Scotia, from Truro to New Glasgow. The ride lasts approximately a hour and is 40 mi (64 km) long. The road is very twisty and follows along Highway 104 (Trans-Canada-Highway)
Start the ride in Truro a town of 12,000 people located at the end of the Minas Basin. The area's original First Nations name ”Wagobagtik” comes from the Mi'kmaq name meaning "end of the water's flow", it was later shortened by Acadian settlers to ‟Cobequid” who arrived in the area in the early 1700s. Minas basin and Cobequid Bay has brown water because of a large amount of suspended silt largely due in part to the extreme tidal range, which rises up to 50 feet (165metres) in spring.
Truro is known as the ‟Hub of Nova Scotia” because it sits at the junction of the Canadian National Railway between Montreal and Halifax and contains all the transmission lines (power and communications) for all of Nova Scotia. For more information on what to see, where to eat and where to sleep in Truro see: http://www.truro.ca
Truro is a part of the Glooscap Trail, click here to see more:
Ride Northeast out of Truro on Pictou Road; it's a fun twisty road that runs along the Trans Canada Highway for 28 mi (45 km) through lush greenery and many great turns. The road is part of the Nova Scotia 4 Trunk series of highways.
Continue riding towards New Glasgow, merging onto several other differently named roads, which are all marked as Nova Scotia 4 Trunk.
End the quickie ride in New Glasgow, a town of 10,000 people located on the banks of the East River of Pictou, which flows into Pictou Harbour, a sub- basin of the Northumberland Strait.
New Glasgow was also colonized in the late 18th and early 19th century by Scottish immigrants. The town, because of its location on the East River, quickly became a hub for shipbuilding, hundreds of ships would eventually be built here. More recently New Glasgow has become a service centre for Pictou County as shopping centres, retail and residential development has been spurred by the construction of the 104 section of the Trans Canada highway. The town is part of the communities in bloom program, an organization committed to environmental responsibility and beautification through community participation http://www.novascotiacommunitiesinbloom.org/. For more information on what to see, where to eat and where to sleep in New Glasgow see: http://newglasgow.ca
New Glasgow is a part of the Sunrise Trail, click here to see more:
This quickie route is full of twisties and is a great alternative to taking the straight forward Trans Canada Highway between Truro and New Glasgow. Enjoy the ride! Eat Sleep RIDE.