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

AGM 2024 – Important Information

Hello Members,For those attending the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association or any interested parties below are important documents relating to our AGM. The AGM will be held in person on Wednesday June 19th from 6:30-8pm at the Tantallon Library. Members who have paid their annual membership…

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RCMP and DNRR conduct off-highway vehicle (OHV) patrols

Trail patrols this past week

Last week, RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment’s (HRD) Community Action Response Team, HRD Traffic Services, and the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, joined forces to conduct off-highway vehicle (OHV) patrols on the BLT Rails to Trails and St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails. During this two-day initiative, officers engaged with over 250…

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Hubley section re-opened

The Hubley section has been be reopened. It was rolled today, grass seed applied and we are excited to be done. While we have completed this, there is still crusher dust to go down, but that won’t happen until we get a good rain as to make it compact better. We would like to thank…

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Trail Map

7 July 2022 11:52 am

St. Margaret's Bay Rails to Trail

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 32 km
  • Time 7 h 57 min
  • Speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 5 m
  • Peak 86 m
  • Climb 340 m
  • Descent 401 m