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 – 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.Become a Member Trail Survey
The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association (SMBARTA) manages and maintains the 32.5km of trail for the benefit of residents and visitors.
Trail Rules About Us
Our goal is to provide a safe and scenic route for active transportation and wellness activities.