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Welcome to the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails
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, our community run trail is for everyone.
St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails – Trail Facts
Length: 33 km Trail end points: Around civic #4268 St. Margaret’s Bay Road to Hubley. Connected Communities: Hubley, Lewis Lake, Upper Tantallon, Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, Boutlier’s Point, Ingramport, Black Point, Queensland, Hubbards.
Part of the South Shore’s 109-km Rum Runners’ Trail
Just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, the St. Margaret’s Bay Area trail is built on the original railway line that served the Bay area. Connecting with the BLT Trail in Hubley and the Aspotogan Trail in Hubbards the St. Margaret’s Bay Area trail is a 33km multi-use recreational trail with some of the most stunning elevated panoramic views of the St. Margaret’s Bay.
Interpretive panels along the trail give information about the area’s history, ecology, attractions and points of interest. With multiple entrances and exit points, in whole or in part the trail is perfect for everyone – and kids will love the trail too with our fun activities.
The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Trail is maintained and managed by The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trail Association, a community-based volunteer organization dedicated to ensuring the beauty and safety of the Trail for all users to share and enjoy. Maintaining a busy, popular Trail of this size is no easy task. It is only through their continued hard work that the Trail is not only fit for use but will be here for future generations to use and enjoy.
As a volunteer organization we rely on community donations to do seasonal maintenance, clean up, create signage, add benches and more. We would like to invite you to support our efforts, by becoming a trail member or making a donation; every little bit helps.
The much anticipated Nova Scotia Trail Guide, our new online database of trails is being launched today! Built in partnership with Recreation Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Connect, and the Province of Nova Scotia, this online guide is your ultimate resource to find details on your favourite trails, water routes, or volunteer trail organizations throughout the… Read More >>
– A letter to the editor of the Masthead News. Dear Editor, Earlier this year a majority of the Halifax Regional Trails Association (HRTA) member groups voted in favour of a motion promoting the concept of human-powered transportation only on all Halifax trails (cyclists and pedestrians). The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association… Read More >>
The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails-to-Trails Association braved the cold, crisp weather this past Saturday (November 30th) to hand out candy canes, Timbits and dog treats to all trail users who passed by. Thank you to all trail users who stopped to chat and let us know how much they love the trail and appreciate… Read More >>