About us – our amazing community-based volunteer organization
Meet the team
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. It’s only through their continued hard work that the Trail is as good today as it has ever been.
Maintaining a busy, popular Trail of this size is no easy task. Time and money are needed to ensure that the Trail is not only fit for use but will be here for future generations to use and enjoy.
Proud Partner with the Bay Treasure Chest
The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trail Association is a partner of The Bay Treasure Chest.
In conjunction with our six other partners: Bay Rides, Bay Youth Hub, Community Centre Hub, Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust, Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay, and St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association, we work collaboratively to raise funds that enable us to make St. Margaret’s Bay a strong and vibrant community.
The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association (SMBARTA) manages and maintains the 32.5km of Trail that runs from Hubley to Hubbards for the benefit of residents and visitors. Our goal is to provide a safe and scenic route for active transportation and wellness activities. Our rules are designed to ensure an enjoyable experience for our users. On our Trail, courtesy counts! Please adhere to the 20 km/h speed limit and cyclists, please ring your bell as you approach walkers, and ATVers please slow down. Dog owners, poop-bags are provided at some of the Trail access points, so please clean-up after your pets and take it home. We do not have garbage cans.
Board of Directors
Anne Patrick – Past Chair
Sue Bethune – Co-Chair
Denise Hicks – Co-Chair
Rick Muzyk – Vice-Chair
Sue Jakeman – Secretary
Rong Lu – Treasurer
Rick Muzyk, Anne Patrick, Sue Bethune & Denise Hicks (l-r)
Walking, cycling, ATVing, horse-back riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and skiing – A Trail for everyone