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Take a Break and Learn About Flora and Fauna

April 29, 2021 9:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts
There are many interpretive panels along the trail describing some of the amazing flora and fauna that you may see on our beautiful trail. Take a moment when you come across one of these panels to maybe learn something new about the amazing diverse ecosystem our trail is a part of. Take a look around...

A Reminder to Cyclists

April 29, 2021 8:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts
With the current COVID restrictions we are seeing increased trail usage. This is a friendly reminder to cyclists to please slow down, sound your bell or horn and ride single file when passing others on the trail. This lets other trail users know you’re passing and allow everyone to social distance. The most important rule...

Spring Trail Conditions

March 11, 2021 8:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts
Update March 20 2021: Due to the warm weather forecast, we are asking wheeled users to stay off the trail as much as possible during the next week. The trail will be soft and wet. Your co-operation lessens surface damage. The St Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association (SMBARTA) is asking for your help....

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...