Part of the Trans Canada Trail

Connecting Halifax to the St. Margaret’s Bay region.

Welcome to the B.L.T. Rails to Trails Community Trail

The B.L.T. Rails to Trails sits on Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaw People; this territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship. The Trail Association is proud to commit that as we move forward with developing our beautiful trail, we will work with the Mi’kmaw community and our trail partners to ensure that we acknowledge the land that we enjoy, educate users on historic Indigenous information, and be a partner in Canada’s reconciliation with the Mi’kmaw. We encourage all Canadians and Nova Scotians to learn more about the Mi’kmaw and take action.

Welcome to 13 kilometers of pure natural beauty! The B.L.T. Rails to Trails is one of Halifax’s top trail destinations and a part of the Rum Runners Trail, Blue Route, and the Western Loop of the Trans Canada Trail! This multi-user recreational trail starts in historic Beechville, Nova Scotia and takes you on a breathtaking journey of peace and serenity through the communities of Beechville, Lakeside, Timberlea, Hubley and Lewis Lake.

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Trail Clean Up! May 28!

The B.L.T. Rails to Trails Association is pleased to announce the 2022 Trail Clean-Up! Please join us on Saturday May 28 at 8AM at the intersection of St. Margaret’s Bay Road and Brentwood Ave, Timberlea! Please sign up using the form below so we can ensure we have enough safety items, snacks, and drinks. Also, please…

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Trans Canada Trail Grant Notification

We Received a Trail Care Grant

We have great news! The B.L.T. Rails to Trails Association just found out that we received a #TrailCare grant from #TransCanadaTrail to prepare the trail for summer use. #ThankYouTCT #grants #funding #socialgood

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New Trailhead Sign and Map New Trailhead Sign and Map

Thank You Members!

The B.L.T. Rails to Trails Association held it’s 2021 Annual General Meeting on February 16, 2022 via Zoom.We would like to thank all of those members who were able to attend! Also, we would like to thank MP Lena DIAB for attending and providing her support. If you missed the AGM, you are more than welcome…

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Paul Cooters - Landscaper

Meet Paul!

The B.L.T. Rails to Trails Association is made of volunteers from the Halifax Regional Municipality. While these volunteers do a lot of work including: grant writing, project management, minor to moderate trail repair and maintenance, bookkeeping, and general administration, sometimes we have to call in the “heavy hitters.” Paul Cooters and his company, Cooters of…

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Trail Map