• Author: The SMBRTA Board
  • Created: June 27, 2019
  • Updated: June 28, 2019
  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 31.85 km
  • Time 7 h 57 min
  • Speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 4 m
  • Peak 86 m
  • Climb 341 m
  • Descent 401 m

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Trail is a 33km multi-use (walking, cycling, ATVing, horse-back riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and skiing) recreational Trail with some of the most stunning elevated panoramic views of the St. Margaret’s Bay Area.

It’s one of the most scenic Trails you will find in Nova Scotia. The changing of the seasons brings new and exciting things to see. From the early morning mist rising over the Bay to the glow of the setting sun, this Trail is truly a nature and photography lovers dream.

1. Hubley Trail Head

Altitude: 82 m
Address: 4268 St Margarets Bay Rd, Lewis Lake, NS B3Z 1E1, Canada

Limited Parking Available

2. Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park

Altitude: 74 m
Address: St. Margaret's Bay Trail, Lewis Lake, NS B3Z, Canada

3. Otis & Clementine's

Altitude: 35 m
Address: 5181 St Margarets Bay Rd, Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 1E3, Canada

Everyone has a story. OtisWrites facilitates its delivery into the world. We offer accountability, process facilitation, group feedback, editing, coaching, and writing retreats with the goal of publishing in nine months.

4. Redmond's Home Hardware

Altitude: 35 m
Address: 5209 St Margarets Bay Rd, Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 1E3, Canada

Your home for local expert advice is at Redmond's Home Hardware. Wayne Redmond, a well known local plumber for many years, opened Redmond's in 1980 at the same location it stands today.

5. Community Enterprise Centre

Altitude: 35 m
Address: 5229 St Margarets Bay Rd, Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 4H3, Canada

Many SMBRTA Events happen here.

6. Bike and Bean Cafe & Bike Shop and Bike Rentals

Altitude: 25 m
Address: 5401 St Margarets Bay Rd, Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 2H9, Canada

The Bike & Bean is a Tantallon landmark with a comfortable atmosphere and a strong feeling of community. The history of the French Village Train Station lives on in this unique local business. Whether you are planning to spend time on the trail, or cozy up with a coffee and a snack, the Bike & Bean is the perfect spot.

7. Cavicchi's Meats

Altitude: 24 m
Address: 5411 St Margarets Bay Rd, Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 2H9, Canada

A locally owned and operated specialty grocery store, specializing in high-quality meats and sausages with a full-service restaurant.

8. Bay Look Off Park Boat Ramp

Altitude: 9 m
Address: 7112 St Margarets Bay Rd, Boutiliers Point, NS B3Z 1W1, Canada

9. Cleveland Beach Provincial Park

Altitude: 4 m
Address: 8877 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0, Canada

10. Queensland Beach Provincial Park

Altitude: 2 m
Address: 9610 Lighthouse Rte, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0, Canada

11. Hubbards Cove Coffee

Altitude: 17 m
Address: 10360 St Margarets Bay Rd, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0, Canada

The Best Breakfast and Lunch Paninis on the South Shore, Amazing Coffees and We are Home of the Hand Pie!

12. Trellis Cafe

Altitude: 11 m
Address: 22 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0, Canada

A Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award Winner RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

13. Hubbards Trail Head

Altitude: 21 m
Address: 10 Pte Richard Green Ln, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0, Canada

15. Hubbards Barn Farmer's Market

Altitude: 14 m
Address: 57 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0, Canada

The Hubbards Farmers’ Market, has over 40 local vendors from all points along the South Shore, the Valley and Halifax. Their high quality wares feature delicious fresh toasted bagels, organic fair-trade coffee, fresh vegetables and herbs, berries, jams, jellies, premium spirits, wines, grass-fed beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, fresh and smoked fish, wonderfully aromatic breads, cookies, cakes, pies, sausages and other treats.