Active Living and Recreation
Let’s Get Moving
In 2006, Nova Scotia launched the Municipal Physical Activity Leadership (MPAL) Program in partnership with municipalities across the province. The MPAL Program was created in response to growing physical inactivity trends in Nova Scotia.
The Town of New Glasgow joined the MPAL program in 2018 and since then, the Active Living Manager has worked with the Province, Town and community to create Let's Get Moving New Glasgow: A strategic plan to encourage movement in New Glasgow. The Strategy was developed in consonance with the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia and Let's Get Moving Nova Scotia.
The long-term goal of Let's Get Moving New Glasgow is to encourage citizens to live an active lifestyle by incorporating more movement into their daily lives. Moving more every day is associated with physical and mental health, social, economic, and environmental benefits. Taking advantage of these benefits by being more active positively impacts the quality of life for individuals and the community.
New Glasgow Recreation
New Glasgow Recreation is a division of the Town of New Glasgow’s Department of Community Development and provides a variety of programs, facilities, and services for the residents of New Glasgow that encourage and support healthy, active lifestyles. Recreation is defined by Recreation Nova Scotia as “the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community wellbeing.”
Looking for recreational opportunities in our community? Try Highland Connect, a simple, searchable, online guide to recreation opportunities in Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough Counties of Nova Scotia, or programs and activities.
- Highland Connect
- Go Play Pictou County Equipment Loan Program
- Trans Canada Trail
- New Glasgow Trails Map
- Bluenose Curling Club
- Pictou County Wellness Centre