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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(choose BLT Rails to Trails in the ‘Fund’ field)

Work will continue for some time, please use caution.

Trail Re-Opened

The trail is once again open but please use caution as there may still be minor damage or debris on the trail.

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Trail closed until further notice

Trail Closed due to Hurricane Lee

The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables has informed us that, due to the predicted severe weather from Hurricane Lee, all managed trails on Crown Land are to be closed effective 7:00pm Friday September 15th. Please advised that the BLT Rails to Trails trail will re-open when post storm inspections have been completed and the trail…

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The Trails to Ales fundraiser raised $1140!

Huge thank you to North Brewing for the wonderful fundraiser!

Huge thank you to the team at North Brewing Company for this wonderful fundraiser! Thank you to all our trail goers who showed up and supported us! We are thrilled to announce that Trails To Ales sold out in just 2 weeks and through those sales and the sales of our BLT sandwich and draught…

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The picnic table has been replaced at the Lakeside trailhead

Work continues on the trail!

In addition to fixing all the washouts, we are also able to complete some other repairs like this picnic table area. We would like to thank everyone who continues to support the trail, we wouldn’t be able to make these repairs without all of you!

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