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

2023 Annual General Meeting

Hello Members,We would like to invite you attend the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association. The AGM will be held in person on Tuesday June 6th from 6:30-8pm at the Tantallon Library. If you plan on attending the AGM, please ensure your membership is up to date and send…

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Hubbards Trail Update

The section from Station Road in Hubbards heading West to Hwy 3 is now re-opened. There will be more grading and application of crusher dust on new trail at a later date Thanks to the residents of Hubbards for the patience and understanding as well as other areas within the trail system for adhering to…

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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 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