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

Island View Dr to Station Rd at the Head of St Margaret’s Bay is reopen

Attention trail users The section from Island View Dr to Station Rd at the Head of St Margaret’s Bay is reopening at 5 pm tonight. There is still some more gravels to go down to finish and compact and that will be done next week on the last 600 m to Island view. We thank…

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Trail Restoration Continues

The closed section of trail between Island View and Station Rd. is coming along nicely and as efficiently as possible. You will encounter barricades when equipment is working on that section, please respect the barricades, this applies to ALL USERS !!! We should have the trail open very soon, thank you for your patience.We as…

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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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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