“One of the most scenic trails in Nova Scotia.”
Welcome to the
St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails
Part of the South Shore’s 109-km Rum Runners’ Trail
Stunning panoramic views
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Trail is a 33km multi-use (walking, cycling, ATVing, horse-back riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and skiing) recreational Trail with some of the most stunning elevated panoramic views of the St. Margaret’s Bay Area.
It’s one of the most scenic Trails you will find in Nova Scotia. The changing of the seasons brings new and exciting things to see. From the early morning mist rising over the Bay to the glow of the setting sun, this Trail is truly a nature and photography lovers dream.
A Trail for everyone
If you are a hiker, walker, jogger, cyclist, horse-back rider, cross-country skier, ATVer, or simply someone who loves nothing more than getting outside in the beauty of nature.
Stunning views that will take your breath away
So what are you waiting for?
Along the entire Trail you will find interpretive panels giving information about the area’s history and ecology, as well as details on local attractions and points of interest, such as Jerry Lawrence Park, Indian River, Bay Lookout Park, Cleveland Beach Provincial Park, and the Ingram River – but don’t just take our word for it, come and see it for yourself. In whole or in part, this truly stunning Trail is waiting for you!
A must see!
This Trail is simply a must visit. With its freshwater and saltwater marshes and freshwater lakes, not to mention the myriad of flora and fauna, there is always something to discover and explore.
For the kids our Word-searches, Scavenger Hunts and colouring sheets really do help to bring the Trail to life no matter what the season or weather holds. And with the recent Trail resurfacing work it has never been so good so why not come and see it for yourself today and find out just how much nature has to offer.
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Making the most of the Trail
What to see
From wildlife and flowers to trees and oceans, the true beauty of this Trail has to be seen to be enjoyed! Take a walk or a ride and you won’t be disappointed.
Winding its way from near Hubley (Exit 4 on Hwy 103) to Hubbards (Exit 6) the Trail is built on the original railway line that used to serve the Bay community.
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