St. Margaret's Bay Area Trail
Description & Services
|Information||Hike, walk, bike, ride, cross country ski on the St. Margaret’s Bay Trail.
Just 30 minutes outside downtown Halifax, between Hubley and Hubbards lies a multi-use Trail that is known to be Nova Scotia’s most scenic Trail. It forms part of the South Shore 109 km Rum Runners’ Trail and connects not only to the Beechville, Lakeside, Timberlea (BLT) Trail and Hubbards’ Aspotogan Trail but the Chester Connector Trail too.
With freshwater and saltwater marshes, freshwater lakes and views over St. Margaret’s Bay that simply take your breath away, this Trail is a true natural gem. Take a trip through forests, over brooks and past waterfalls, discover local attractions and points of interest such as Jerry Lawrence Park, Indian River, Bay Lookout Park, Ingram River, and Cleveland Beach Provincial Park, and see just how much you can find as you make your way from Hubley to Hubbards and back again.
Deciduous and conifer trees border the Trail and beneath them flourish many wildflowers, ferns, and wild berry bushes. Birds include robins, chickadees, juncos, blue jays, and even the occasional bald eagle or osprey can be seen overhead. If you are lucky you may even see a glimpse of a deer, squirrel or muskrat, so don’t forget to take your camera along. You can also see evidence of Canada’s first builder, the beaver, in the gnawed trunks along the side of the Trail and at least one beaver lodge!
Whether you are a regular Trail user or want to explore a more active outdoor lifestyle, enjoying the Trail is easy, no matter what the season. From the freshness of spring when the buds start to come out and the heat of summer with hazy sunsets across the Bay, to the warm glow of fall with its falling leaves and the crisp cold of the winter snowy landscape, our Trail is a year-round wonderland.
Please adhere to the 20 km/h speed limit and cyclists, please ring your bell as you approach walkers, and ATVers please slow down. Dog owners, poop-bags are provided at some of the Trail access points, so please clean-up after your pets and take it home. There are no garbage cans.
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