Saint Margaret’s Bay Trail – 1

Over the last few weekends we have begun walking the St. Margaret’s Bay Rails to Trails…trail.  This trail is about 32 km long so will require several weekend forays.  The trail is easy walking since it is built on an old rail bed.  Our interest lies in the variety of terrain that is covered.  Several Mondays ago we covered the beginning which is well traveled, especially by bicyclers.  This part of the trail winds through scrubby spruce forest and along a boggy area with a meandering stream.

Part of the trail goes through a more developed piece of boreal forest.  Rusty red coloured needles carpet the edge of the trail here.  The bare trees along the trail are pretty neat.  These tamarack-larch lining the trail are deciduous, coniferous trees that shed their needles each autumn.   This is a truly marvelous image.

The Halifax Regional Municipality provides a complete map and trail information.  Check out my map for a larger area view.


3 thoughts on “Saint Margaret’s Bay Trail – 1

  1. We love this trail. Especially the stop for well earned coffee and treats at the Bike and Bean in Upper Tantallon.

  2. Hello,
    I’m a 2nd year Cartography student at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). I’m hoping to do a mapping project on the St. Margaret’s Bay area Rails to Trails. Seeing that you are an avid hiker, I’m wondering if you have any GPS coordinates for the trailheads of this stretch. My hope is to improve the maps currently on their website with their cooperation. If you have any information you are willing to share with me, please send me an email.

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