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Welcome to the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails
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, our community run trail is 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.
Part of the South Shore’s 109-km Rum Runners’ Trail
Just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, the St. Margaret’s Bay Area trail is 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.
The St. Margaret’s Bay Trail was a sea of purple on Sunday October 20th as more than 40 people took part in the Unicorn Theatre’s Annual Purple Hike for Epilepsy. Adding even more colour to the already colourful event, the trail at Station Road, Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, was sporting glorious Autumn oranges, reds,… Read More >>
The Trail section near the NSPower dam between Upper Tantallon and Head of St. Margaret’s Bay is open again. Construction crews will be working on the access road running along the lake to convert it into our Trail. We’ll let you know when that is completed. Read More >>
In August, St. Margaret’s Bay Trail users were treated to a few weeks of perfection—the trail was smooth as silk as the many ravages of the winter storms had been repaired and the trail edges nicely cleared.Then came Labor Day weekend and the intense vandalism centered in Ingramport and Boutilier’s Point. Armed with spray paint,… Read More >>