“One of the most scenic trails in Nova Scotia.”

Welcome to the
St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails

Part of the South Shore’s 109-km Rum Runners’ Trail

Stunning panoramic views

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Trail is a 33km multi-use (walking, cycling, ATVing, horse-back riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and skiing) recreational Trail with some of the most stunning elevated panoramic views of the St. Margaret’s Bay Area.

It’s one of the most scenic Trails you will find in Nova Scotia. The changing of the seasons brings new and exciting things to see. From the early morning mist rising over the Bay to the glow of the setting sun, this Trail is truly a nature and photography lovers dream.

A Trail for everyone

If you are a hiker, walker, jogger, cyclist, horse-back rider, cross-country skier, ATVer, or simply someone who loves nothing more than getting outside in the beauty of nature.

Stunning views that will take your breath away

So what are you waiting for?

Along the entire Trail you will find interpretive panels giving information about the area’s history and ecology, as well as details on local attractions and points of interest, such as Jerry Lawrence Park, Indian River, Bay Lookout Park, Cleveland Beach Provincial Park, and the Ingram River – but don’t just take our word for it, come and see it for yourself. In whole or in part, this truly stunning Trail is waiting for you!

A must see!

This Trail is simply a must visit. With its freshwater and saltwater marshes and freshwater lakes, not to mention the myriad of flora and fauna, there is always something to discover and explore.

For the kids our Word-searches, Scavenger Hunts and colouring sheets really do help to bring the Trail to life no matter what the season or weather holds. And with the recent Trail resurfacing work it has never been so good so why not come and see it for yourself today and find out just how much nature has to offer.

Our recent news posts

Icy conditions on the Trail

We would like to remind all Trail users that during the winter months there is no maintenance on the Trail. Users are reminded that they use the Trail at their own risk regardless of the season.

Winter beauty on the Trail

Winter is definitely here but the Trail is just as beautiful as ever was at this time of year. The crisp air, the sunshine and the frost all make for some stunning views, and we wanted to share a couple with you.  And if you have any photos that you would...

Amazing day for ‘Ride for Cancer’

It was an amazing day for the 'Ride for Cancer' event held on Saturday September 29, 2018, the turn-out was fantastic and the weather could not have been better. The Ride community once again rose to the challenge to help raise funds to find tomorrow's...

Wasp nest on Trail

Please be advised that there is a wasp nest on the Trail located near the new connector to the 103 near Ingram river. We advise all Trail users to exercise caution when approaching the area - do not touch the nest! Should you have any concerns or questions...

Trail celebration event

A very big thank you to everyone who came out to see us at our recent Trail Celebration Event on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. This Trail up-grade has been over 3 years in the making and it took funding and donations of $625,000 to get the Trail to where it...

Making the most of the Trail

What to see

From wildlife and flowers to trees and oceans, the true beauty of this Trail has to be seen to be enjoyed! Take a walk or a ride and you won’t be disappointed.

Trail users

Whether you like walking or riding, with multiple entrances and exit points, the Trail is perfect for everyone – and don’t forget kids will love the trail too with our ‘Fun’ activities.

Trail location

Winding its way from near Hubley (Exit 4 on Hwy 103) to Hubbards (Exit 6) the Trail is built on the original railway line that used to serve the Bay community.

Linking the Trails

Part of the bigger South Shore 109km Rum Runners’ Destination Trail, this Trail connects with the BLT Trail in Hubley and the Aspotogan Trail in Hubbards.

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