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 closed until further notice

Trail Closed to all users

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables, announced that travel and activities in the woods are restricted as of 4 p.m. May 30th 2023. Click to read the news release Please respect this directive as multiple fires in the area continue to burn out of control. Current information can be found at: and…

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Fires in Tantallon and Hammonds Plains areas

Smoke from a wildfire near Upper Tantallon is currently reducing visibility and air quality in the areas downwind of the fire. Conditions may vary locally as wind and fire behaviours change. Please take precautions and stay alert if you are using the trail. Current information can be found at: and at: Residents in…

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Off-highway vehicle use banned within the HRM during state of emergency

As of 9:45am May 30th The use of all off-highway vehicles is banned within the limits of Halifax Regional Municipality while the State of Local Emergency is in effect. People are being asked to avoid the Upper Tantallon area if possible and are urged to follow the directives of emergency responders. Further information and updates…

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B.L.T. Rails to Trails Association Annual General Meeting

The B.L.T. Rails to Trails Association will be hosting their Annual General Meeting on June 13, 2023 at 7PM. This year’s meeting will be held via Zoom. More details to follow.

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