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SOLITUDE and RUGGED WILDERNESS

 only minutes from metro Halifax

TRAILS CLOSED DUE TO HURRICANE FIONA

Due to the destruction of Hurrican Fiona on Sept 24, 2022, the Musquodoboit Rail Trail and its linked wilderness trails are currently closed, and will remain so until damage can be assessed, leaning/fallen trees cleared, and safety measures are in place. 

The lower 9.5km of the rail trail from 90 Park Road heading north have been partially cleared so that maintenance crews can continue to work northward up the trail. 

The wilderness trails are being assessed but will likely not reopen before November due to the nature and scope of the work needed to simply make the trails passable again.

For the latest news and updates, see:

https://www.facebook.com/MusquodoboitTrail/

Or join the MTA & Friends group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1414006908922928

Even once the trails are reopened, there will be substantial work required to return the trails to their previous beauty and safety.

If you would like to volunteer to help, please reach out using this form -- we just need your phone number / email and some details about your arborist/saw skills. 

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VISIT THE MUSQUODOBOIT TRAILWAY

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 TRAILS

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