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Located In Tatamagouche
Where To Find Us
Nelson Memorial Park
153 Loop of Highway 6
Bayhead, NS
Areas Served Colchester County ; North Colchester
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Phone 902-897-3180
Contact Parks and Trails Coordinator, Municipality of the County of Colchester
Description & Services
Information Nelson Memorial Park is a 36-acre picnic park situated in a quiet, natural setting beside Tatamagouche Bay on the Northumberland Shore. The park has both open field and forested areas. 
Park Facilities: 
• 3 large picnic shelters (2 with barbeque grills) 
• Open and shaded picnic tables 
• Walking paths (coastal, forest, field) 
• Gazebo/bandstand 
• Playground 
• Washrooms (new building opening summer 2020) 
• Ocean access (gravel beach with salt marsh grasses) 
• Access to the Butter Trail (rail trail), part of The Great Trail  
• Floral gardens (a project in partnership with Tatamagouche Communities in Bloom) 
To inquire about scheduling an event or reserving a picnic shelter at the park, please contact Colchester Recreation or use the online park reservation form
Location and Directions: 
The park is located at 153 Loop of Highway 6, just 2 km west of Tatamagouche via Highway 6 and 55 km north of Truro via Route 311. 
From Highway 6 on the west side of Tatamagouche, follow the blue and white signs to the park. 
Hours 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dates May 9 - October 12, 2020 
Walkers are welcome year-round.
Special Information
Tags Fundy Connect ; Outdoor Recreation ; Park ; Picnic Grounds ; Playground ; Recreation Categories ; Trails ; Walking
Categories - General Playgrounds