From Dartmouth follow Highway 107 and then Highway 7 to Musquodobit Harbour. Turn left off Highway 7 just beyond the Musquodoboit Harbour Railroad Museum and Tourist Bureau onto Highway 357. Continue along the 357 to Park Road. Turn right and proceed to the Trailhead on your left.
The Rail Trail, as the name suggests, is an abandoned rail corridor where the famed "Blueberry Express" used to run. The train was so named because the story goes that it ran so slowly that one could jump off, pick some blueberries and then hop back on!! Today it is a 15 km recreational trail between the Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum and Gibraltar rock.
The rail trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail.
For those of you that are little more energetic and love the "back-country" then the Trailway offers it all with five wilderness trails, including 3 loop trails and 2 point to point trails. Each of these is described below. The detailed trailway maps are viewable here and can be downloaded in PDF format. In season, brochures with detailed maps are available at the trailheads and various locations throughout Musquodoboit Harbour.
Trails can be seen here, listed from south to north:
AllTrails (individual maps)
Google Maps (all trails on one map)
Camping and fires are NOT permitted on the Rail Trail or the Wilderness Trails.
Please stay on the trails to minimize your impact.
During hunting season, wearing orange is recommended when in wilderness areas.
Please carry out everything you bring in. This includes cigarette butts, dog poop, tissues, gum wrappers. There are no trash receptacles on the trail or in the parking lots, so plan ahead and take it home with you.
Volunteer-maintained pit toilets can be found at the following km markers on the main Trailway. Toilets are not maintained during the winter, so bring your own paper. There are no toilets on the wilderness trails.
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