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Salt Marsh Trail

Cole Harbour Parks and Trails Association

Located Within Cole Harbour (HRM)
Where To Find Us
806 Bissett Rd
Cole Harbour (HRM), NS B2V 2T2
Areas Served Cole Harbour (HRM) ; Eastern Passage ; Shearwater
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Phone 1-902-435-3952 (has voice mail)
Contact Michael McFadden, Chairperson; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Cole Harbour Parks & Trails Association 
51 Forest Hills Parkway, # 13 
Dartmouth, NS B2W 6C6
Volunteers Wanted (Email)
Description & Services
Nearest Community With Services Cole Harbour, Dartmouth
Trail Surface Crusher Dust and gravel
Elevation 3 ft up to 35 ft
Trail Activities Hiking ; Trail Running ; Walking ; Cross Country Skiing ; Snowshoeing ; Mountain Biking ; Geocaching ; Bird Watching ; Fishing ; Nature Viewing ; Dog Walking (on leash)
Trail Attributes Out & Back (Linear) Trail ; Coastal Trail ; Woodland Trail ; Wilderness/Backcountry Trail ; Rural Trail ; TCT - The Great Trail ; All Year ; No Winter Maintenance (Use Caution) ; Wheelchair Access (Partial) ; Scenic View ; Interpretive Signage ; Cellphone Reception
Facilities At Start/End/Along Trail Benches ; Picnic Areas ; Trail Map Signage ; Parking Available ; Washroom (Accessible)
Facilities Near Trail Parking Available ; Public Transportation ; Accommodations ; Restaurant/Take Out ; Convenience/Grocery Store ; Drinking Water ; Auto Repair Service ; Fuel ; Phone (may be a pay phone) ; Washrooms (Accessible)
Information The Salt Marsh Trail is part of the abandoned Musquodoboit railroad that has been transformed into a part of the Trans Canada Trail. The trail provides an easygoing adventure for hikers and bikers alike. This trail is also a popular cross-country skiing destination in the wintertime. 
Choose a short walk (1.0 km) out to the first bridge and back, or for more of a challenge, go the entire 6.5 km route for a 13 km round trip. The trail is very level and the surface is a mix of crusher dust and gravel. There are markers for every kilometer of this trail to help you keep track of how far you have traveled.  
Connect to Cole Harbour Parks and Trails Association for more information (including a brochure guide) about trails in the area. The website also provides information about bird observations in the area and a link for you to print your own checklists. Or, visit their facebook page for current events!
Hours Dawn till dusk
Special Information
Tags Active Transportation ; Bicycle ; Cross Country Skiing ; Geocaching ; HALIFAX ; Hiking ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Snowshoeing ; Tourism ; Trails ; Walking
Categories Bicycle Paths/Trails ; Cross Country Ski Trails ; Fishing ; Geocaching ; Hiking Trails ; Scenic Lookouts ; Snowshoe Trails