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Trans Canada Trail Grant Announcement

Trail Care Grant

April 10, 2022 10:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Great news! Our trail just found out that we received a #TrailCare grant from #TransCanadaTrail to clean up our trail! There will be an event put together to coincide with International Trails Day on June 4th. Stay Tuned for more details! #ThankYouTCT#grants#funding#socialgoodTrans Canada TrailColumbia Sportswear

The new paving at the Hubley Trailhead

Teamwork Makes Trail Safer for All

September 17, 2021 12:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Dear Editor: The old saying, “Many hands make light work” doesn’t apply when it comes to handling asphalt and gravel. But volunteers from three community associations joined together recently to fix a potentially serious safety issue on the trail. The Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea Trail (BLT) ends at Highway 3 in Hubley; on the other side of the...

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Annual General Meeting

June 1, 2021 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

 St Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association has been hard at work this spring coordinating maintenance and improving the overall trail experience for our user groups.The trail has truly been a blessing in our community over the past year, providing an opportunity to enjoy safe outdoor activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. We would like...

A Friendly Reminder of Trail Rules and Courtesy

May 27, 2021 8:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With the arrival of the good weather, we’re seeing more and more people out enjoying the Trail. Please remember the pandemic safety guidelines and respect your fellow trail users. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Trail volunteers and Conservation Officers with Environment and Climate Change performed trail patrols over the holiday...

Trail Maintenance Season

May 18, 2021 9:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It is trail maintenance season again. Our volunteers will be on the trail periodically doing trail maintenance at various days, times and locations on our trail. Please watch for notices on the trail and be aware that there may be equipment and workers on the trail. We ask that trail users please use the trail...

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...