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 maintenance notice image Please use caution while trail maintenance is in progress

Trail Re-surfacing

Trail surfacing will be happening over the next 5 days for the entire trail. The trail is open but please respect the workers and equipment and pass with caution. We thank you for your continued cooperation!

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New Picnic Table Installed at Cranberry Lake

We have a new picnic table located at Cranberry Lake thanks to our friends at the Coca-Cola Plant. This is the second picnic table that the plant has donated to us and we are so grateful to them!

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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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