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 only minutes from metro Halifax


The Musquodoboit Trailway offers over 41 km of non-motorized, world class hiking opportunities for you and your family.


The easy to walk or cycle 15 km Rail Trail will take you through the diverse, natural landscape that borders the Musquodoboit River and shelters scores of colourful birds, small mammals, and a treasure-trove of unique flora.


But that's not all -- the Rail Trail is also an anchor for 26 km of backcountry trails that wind along the granite ridges of the White Lake and Ship Harbour-Long Lake wilderness areas, of varying levels of difficulty and solitude.


There's something for everyone, but be aware that camping and setting fires are NOT PERMITTED. Please leave the trails in a better state than you found them, leaving nothing but footprints and taking nothing but photos (plus any trash you might find!)


The Musquodoboit Trailway follows the old railbed,  weaving  between the river and towering cliffs.  Backcountry wilderness loops off the main trail offer spectacular views of Musquodoboit Harbour, the Musquodoboit River and the White Lake and Ship Harbour/Long Lake wilderness areas.

For the latest news, updates, trail conditions, maintenance info, activities and events, check out our facebook page. 

“Hiking the unspoiled, rugged, natural landscapes of the Musquodoboit Harbour Trailway System offers me my daily dose of mind/body/nature connection.”

 -Lori Taylor

“I love hitting the trail on a crisp fall day to enjoy the views from Skull Rock and Gibraltar”

-Brittany Thompson

Where the wild things are:  Hiking the Musquodoboit Trailway.

Rocky cliffs, verdant forest, winding rivers and stunning views-The Musquodoboit Trailway is a must for summer explorers" 

                                                     -Lois Legge