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Trestle Trail

Record #: ROQ0072
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019
Last Full Update: 17 Nov 2017


Located In Liverpool
Where To Find Us
(Bristol Avenue Entrance)
159 Bristol Ave
Liverpool, NS
Areas Served Queens County (NS)


Phone 902-354-5741
Contact Meaghan Roberts, Director of Recreation and Healthy Communities, Region of Queens Municipality; Phone: 902-354-4422; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Region of Queens Municipality 
PO Box 1264 
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
Fax 902-354-4044

Description & Services

Information This is a beautiful community walking trail. A former section of rail line, the Trestle Trail meanders along the Mersey River in the picturesque town of Liverpool. The bridge crossing in the Mersey River is closed until mid-November for repairs, but will then reopen until to the public until spring of 2020. The surface is well packed and it is a wide trail. The Anniversary Trail connected the Trestle Trail to Pine Grove Park in 2016. Trailhead: Take exit 19 off Highway 103 to Liverpool. Vehicles can be parked at the Circle K Gas Station or the Hank Snow Musem parking lot. GPS (Bristol entrance): 44.045456, -64.722002. Significant Feature: Beautiful views of the Mersey River. Trail Length: 1.2km or extended route of 3.1km Hiking Time: 30mins to 1 hour Ability Level: Level trail is suitable for all skill levels.

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For your comfort and safety: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions. Please note that the trail is not cleared in winter so ice may be a concern. Please stay on the trail path and leave only footprints. Pets should remain on a leash and bags are supplied at each trail head so you can pick up after your dogs. Visitor Services: Visitor Services are available along the extended trail at the Visitor Information Centre in downtown Liverpool between mid-May and mid-October. Washroom facilities are available at that location during that time. Year round washrooms are available at the Circle K Gas Station.