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Hubbards Temporary Trail Closure Notice

March 25, 2021 7:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
As of Monday, March 29th (7am- 6pm) a section of the Trail in Hubbards from Station Road to the end of the trail at Route 3 (Hubbards) is going to be closed, to all users, for one week.  There will be signs and construction staff contractor at either end to stop traffic. The affected closure...

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Annual General Meeting

November 20, 2020 9:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts
We will be holding our annual General Meeting virtually Monday December 7th 2020 at 7pm. Interested in becoming a voting member? Sign-up here & don’t forget to register for the AGM at the same time Member Sign-up If you would like to join the AGM as a non-member please email us by December 4th at

Community Garden gets “Rocked”!

November 17, 2020 1:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Thanks to Jacqui Tupper and her group of rock painters, the Rails to Trails Community garden has some artistic flair.  Here is a small sample of their work scattered throughout the garden. Stop by the garden – located at the trail entrance behind Redmond’s Home Hardware Upper Tantallon – to see all of the amazing...

Improvements and Maintenance Continue on Rails to Trails

October 15, 2020 8:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Improvements and maintenance are still taking place along the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails, says Rick Muzyk, vice chair and manager of Renewal and Maintenance. “My budget for the season is to spend between $70,000 to $75,000 on trail surface upgrades,” he says. The total so far is around $60,000 (as of September...

Ride for Cancer a Huge Success

October 7, 2020 9:27 am Published by Leave your thoughts
The Ride for Cancer in support of the QEII Health Sciences Centre was a huge success again this year in spite of the pandemic. Over 1,000 Riders some sporting face masks set-off each at a staggered start time on a 25, 50, 75 or 100km journey — to transform local cancer care, here at home....

Ride For Cancer 2020

September 30, 2020 2:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Sure as the sea, #WeRideAgain Everything is an out-and-back this year starting and finishing in Bayer’s Lake.  This removes the need to transport bikes and people during COVID.  The road in Bayer’s is closed to traffic so that provides lots of space for social distancing.  The 25k turnaround is at Five Bridges Junior High; 50k...

SMBARTA Rona in-store display

Rona Trail Sponsorship Program Launches

September 2, 2020 2:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association was selected today by Rona Tantallon as their charity for fundraising this year! During the month of September, when customers pay at the checkout, they are given the opportunity to make a donation to the SMBARTA. Staff will be collecting donations of $2, $5, or $10...

We Have You Covered!

August 5, 2020 9:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts
Originally published in the Masthead News August 5th issue. Whether it’s having an el fresco lunch with your family, finding a shady spot for a rest during a long bike ride, or needing a roof over your head while a rain cloud passes, we have you covered, says the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to...

Garden next to the parking lot off Sonny's Road

Volunteers Take Care of Garden next to Trail Parking Lot

July 28, 2020 3:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
A group of volunteers has been working on the Trail Garden next to the Trail Parking Lot off Sonny’s Road at the Crossroads. Over several evenings, we have weeded, pruned and mulched the garden. It is our goal to make it an attractive approach to the Trail and also a welcoming entrance to the neighbourhood...

Chain of Lakes July 20th Trail Closure

Chain of Lakes Trail Closure for July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020 10:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts
HRM’s contractor will be completing repairs this afternoon to a section of the trail between Horseshoe Lake Dr and Hobsons Lake Dr. I’ve attached a sketch of the area. The red area is the work site. The yellow is the access point.  Work is expected to start this early afternoon and it will be completed within...