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

The trail has be reopened as of this morning (September 18th).Thank you to the Volunteers as well as a few users who assisted yesterday. CAUTION – There are a few small leaner trees near Hubley, which have been flagged and will be dealt with in coming days. The section from Island View to Station Road…

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Trail Closed due to Hurricane Lee

The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables has informed us that, due to the predicted severe weather from Hurricane Lee, all managed trails on Crown Land are to be closed effective 7:00pm Friday September 15th. Please advised that the SMBARTA trail will re-open when post storm inspections have been completed and the trail is trail is…

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Trail Re-opening Plan

We have gotten approval for the following in our re-opening plan, and while many are still recovering from the impact from the storm, many trail groups are navigating the major implications to the effects of the storm. So here is what SMBRTA has proposed and was approved by the Dept this morning. 1. Hubley start…

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The trail is currently closed as a result of significant damage from the recent heavy rainstorm creating harzardous conditions.

Please respect any signage and barriers and stay off the trail until it is made safe by our volunteers.