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

One of the most scenic multi-use trails in Nova Scotia

Just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax Nova Scotia, the St. Margaret’s Bay Area trail is a community run trail 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.

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. Trail surface: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail, Multi-Use
Trail activities: Walking, Hiking, Running, Wheelchair Accessible, Cycling, Horse-Back Riding, 4 Wheeling, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing Resources:
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SMBARTA News & Events

Trail Re-Opened after Hurricane Fiona

SMBARTA volunteers as well as local contractor dealt with 32 trees on the trail system due to Fiona. The trail was closed during this time by the Department until a full assessment was done, and it’s been completed We were given approval to re open the trail to all users. SMBARTA would also like to…

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Trail Closed Due to Weather

The SMBARTA trail will be COMPLETELY CLOSED at the direction of the Province of Nova Scotia – Department of Environment and Climate Change: “As of noon on Friday, September 23, all provincial trails will be closed to both hikers and off-road vehicles until after the storm and they have been assessed for public safety.” Information…

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Trail Work in progress
Trail Work in progress

Hubbards Trail Closure

SMBARTA has been notified that the trail realignment in Hubbards is starting the morning of Tuesday September 6th. The section from the start of smbrta in Hubbards at Hwy #3 to Station road in Hubbards will be closed for at least two weeks to allow the re-alignment and new construction of trail due to the…

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7 July 2022 11:52 am

St. Margaret's Bay Rails to Trail

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 31.764 km
  • Time 7 h 57 min
  • Speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 5.000 m
  • Peak 86.000 m
  • Climb 340.000 m
  • Descent 401.000 m