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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Critical Trail Repairs for B.L.T. Rails to Trails to Begin May 21, 2024

On May 21, 2024, crucial repair work will commence on the B.L.T. Rails to Trails near Tapawingo Lane. These repairs are imperative for the safety and sustainability of our beloved trail, addressing the significant damage caused by the 2023 flash floods. Managed by the Nova Scotia Trail Association on behalf of the B.L.T. Rails to…

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Please don’t let garbage bins overflow.

Hi folks, garbage removal is a bit delayed. Our maintenance volunteers are out of town. If you see a bin overflowing, pack your garbage out. Please don’t let it overflow.

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CLOSED: Summer Student Jobs – Trail Ambassadors

Due to an overwhelming amount of applications received we have decided to close our job posting earlier than planned.  Thank you to all those who applied, those selected for an interview will be contacted over the next few weeks. 

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Walk / Run for Costa Rica

On Saturday April 20th, a kids’ and youth’ walk / run fundraiser will be held on the BLT Rails to Trails. There will be a 5km run/walk, and 10km run/walk starting at Five Bridges Junior High and going on the Rails to Trails up to the Bluff parking lot.  Registration and more information can be…

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