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COVID 19 Update to Members and Trail Users

March 17, 2020 2:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Updated April 26th – New ATV (OHV) restrictions are in place. Click here to read the directive from Dr. Strang or visit the ATVNS Facebook page for more information. Trail use and the need for trail maintenance is expected to increase with the closure of most recreational and community venues. Trail use remains one of...

All Hands on Deck March 6th on the Rails to Trails

March 17, 2020 2:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
By Keith Ayling This article was originally published in the March 2020 issue of the Masthead News It was all hands on deck on the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Friday, March 6th, as numerous agencies showed up to emphasize education and enforcement while using the popular trail around St. Margaret’s Bay. Representatives...

Nova Scotia Trail Guide

Nova Scotia Trail Guide Launched Today

January 17, 2020 9:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts
The much anticipated Nova Scotia Trail Guide, our new online database of trails is being launched today! Built in partnership with Recreation Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Connect, and the Province of Nova Scotia, this online guide is your ultimate resource to find details on your favourite trails, water routes, or volunteer trail organizations throughout the...

SMBARTA Horseback and OHV Trail Users

Not in Favor of Recently Voted Use of Trails by HRTA

December 15, 2019 9:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts
– A letter to the editor of the Masthead News. Dear Editor, Earlier this year a majority of the Halifax Regional Trails Association (HRTA) member groups voted in favour of a motion promoting the concept of human-powered transportation only on all Halifax trails (cyclists and pedestrians). The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association...

SMBARTA Christmas on the Bay 2019

Christmas on the Bay a Success

December 3, 2019 9:03 am Published by Comments Off on Christmas on the Bay a Success
The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails-to-Trails Association braved the cold, crisp weather this past Saturday (November 30th) to hand out candy canes, Timbits and dog treats to all trail users who passed by. Thank you to all trail users who stopped to chat and let us know how much they love the trail and appreciate...

Holiday Greetings from the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails-to-Trails Association

Holiday Greetings

November 21, 2019 11:19 am Published by Comments Off on Holiday Greetings
Holiday Greetings from the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails-to-Trails Association The board of the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails-to-Trails would like thank you for your continued support of the trail that joins eight small communities into one large one. You’ve demonstrated that the trail is as important to you and your family as it is...

Mill Lake New Trail Section

Views of the Finished Mill Lake Trail Section

November 18, 2019 9:10 am Published by Comments Off on Views of the Finished Mill Lake Trail Section
Below are a few photos of the newly finished and re-surfaced trail section to the NS Power Access Road alongside Mill lake in Upper Tantallon following the trail reassignment project.

Purple Hike for Epilepsy

Second Annual Purple Hike for Epilepsy Fundraiser A Success

October 25, 2019 8:52 am Published by Comments Off on Second Annual Purple Hike for Epilepsy Fundraiser A Success
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,...

Trail Re-Opened

October 21, 2019 8:04 am Published by Comments Off on Trail Re-Opened
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.

Vandalism and Dorian: Our Trail is Suffering!

October 16, 2019 10:50 am Published by Comments Off on Vandalism and Dorian: Our Trail is Suffering!
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,...