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Atlantic View Trail

Record #: NST0002
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2019
Last Full Update: 25 Mar 2019


Located In Lawrencetown
Where To Find Us
West Lawrencetown Rd
Lawrencetown, Halifax Regional Municipality, NS B2Z 1P7
Other Site Locations Trailhead 2:
Coordinates: 44.6588400, -63.2805770
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Areas Served Halifax Regional Municipality


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Contact Doug MacLeod, Atlantic View Trail Association
Alternate Contact Paige Giles; Phone: 902-434-6913; Email:

Description & Services

Trail Surface Crusher dust
Trail Activities Hiking ; Trail Running ; Walking ; Beach Walking ; Cross Country Skiing ; Snowshoeing ; Mountain Biking ; Geocaching ; Bird Watching ; Nature Viewing ; Swimming Nearby ; Dog Walking (on leash)
Trail Attributes Point to Point Trail ; Coastal Trail ; TCT - The Great Trail ; All Year ; No Winter Maintenance (Use Caution) ; Wheelchair Access (Full) ; Scenic View ; Interpretive Signage ; Good Cellphone Reception
Facilities At Start/End/Along Trail Bicycle Rack ; Benches ; Picnic Areas ; Trail Map Signage ; Parking Available ; Swimming Location ; Washroom (Not Accessible)
Facilities Near Trail Parking Available ; Accommodations ; Camping - Serviced ; Convenience/Grocery Store ; Swimming Location
Our trail is a 10km crusher dust linear trail on a former rail bed. It’s a coastal greenway that passes through the Lawrencetown Cole Harbour Park system with an experience of salt marshes, headland bluffs, beaches and woodland. 
Trail runs between West Lawrencetown Road and Causeway Road in the community of Lawrencetown, outside Halifax on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore. 
Lawrencetown Beach is at the halfway point on the trail. Our trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Halifax active transportation network. Please note horses and motorized use are prohibited. 
For more information about the Atlantic View Trail Association: Click Here. 
Dogs must be on leash. Dog waste must be cleaned up to protect the park environment.
Trail or Water Route Map
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Hours The park and trail are closed to the public between 11:00 pm - 6:00 am.