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Maintenance Partnership Being Proposed by St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails

December 4, 2020 8:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts
Originally published in the Masthead News December 2nd issue. As is known by all who use it, the St. Margaret’s Bay Rails to Trails (SMBARTA) serves a variety of people—pedestrians, cyclists, ATVers, equestrians, cross country skiers, and more. It provides us with an escape from busy lives and offers the opportunity to stay active while...

From Left to Right: Jacqui Tupper (on horseback), Sue Douglas & Denise Hicks (Co-Chairs SMBARTA), Al Abraham (CN Stronger Communities Fund) and Rick Muzyk (Vice-Chair SMBARTA)

A Thank You Letter to CN for their Continued Support

October 21, 2020 10:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts
Thank you to Canadian National Railway (CN) and specifically Al, Tiffany and Janet for your generous support of our trail. When I look back at some of the historic pictures that were taken during the original construction of the rail bed in the early 1900’s, I am quite certain that none of the engineers, surveyors...

ATV (OHV) Trail Usage During COVID-19 State of Emergency

April 26, 2020 8:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
PLEASE NOTE: The restrictions below have been lifted. OHV’s are once again allowed to use the trail. The following was posted on the ATVNS Facebook page: source: ATV NS Facebook Page Members and all riders please see the attached letter from the Chief Medical Officer of Health concerning ATV use during the Covid-19 Outbreak. Now...

SMBARTA Christmas on the Bay 2019

Spring ATV restrictions lifted

April 20, 2020 3:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
The spring ATV closure is lifted! Department of Lands and Forests will be removing the trail signs and ours will be taken down very soon too. Thank you to everyone who respected the restrictions, we know you want to get out, especially now, and we thank you for doing your part in keeping our trail...

Painted Rocks

Some Creativity On Our Trail

April 14, 2020 8:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Recently some trail users have spotted some creative expression along the trail! Do you have any trail photos? If so we would love to see them! We always like seeing the things people see and do and find along the trail. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram and share any trail photos you take.

Local Camino Walk Concludes Today

April 10, 2020 8:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts
Louise Christie missed out on travelling to Spain with her sister and her partner for a Camino pilgrimage walk due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Not one to be discouraged, Louise decided to continue with her walk, but in her own back yard. Louise walks a 20km round trip route on the St. Margaret’s Bay Rails...

SMBARTA Trail Open Sign

Trails Stakeholder Message

March 24, 2020 5:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
The following is a letter from the Nova Scotia Lands and Forests – Parks and Outreach Division March 24, 2020 Trails Stakeholders:Earlier today, the province updated Nova Scotians on recent measures to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including use of parks and trails. Understandably, Nova Scotians want to get out for walks...