walking loop, a piece of Truro's heritage, interesting art sculptures

Truro's streets used to be lined with elm trees, until they were sadly struck by Dutch Elm Disease. The town did a great job preserving these trees, and carved them into 43 different sculptures, which are scattered at locations all around town. The trees and tree sculpture project are looked after by the Tree Committee, run through the town council, and the project was sponsored by many different organizations and business in Truro. Three different artists worked on the project, all of them bringing to life pieces of Truro's heritage, culture and history (Truro's hockey mascot, the Bearcat, Truro's Father of Confederation, Sir Adams G. Archibald, and Hiram Hyde, who established a mail and passenger stagecoach service between Truro and Halifax). To walk this full loop, beginning and ending at Victoria Square, Prince Street, is 8.2 kilometres.

http://www.truro.ca/truro-tree-sculpture-project.html (click the link at the top of the page to open an online brochure about the sculptures and to see a map of the loop/locations)

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comfortable walking shoes, phone/camera, snacks/water

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Skill Level Beginner
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