Musquodoboit Trailway – The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail)

Hours Of Operation

no winter maintenance.


90 Park Road, Musquodoboit Harbour, Eastern Shore




The Musquodoboit Trailway section of the Trans Canada Trail is a 15-km (9-mi) trail from Musquodoboit Harbour to Meagher’s Grant in the Eastern Shore region.

This gravel/crusher dust trail follows the former rail bed and weaves between the Musquodoboit River and towering cliffs. This trail was one of the first designated Trans Canada Trail sections in Nova Scotia, and the first in the Halifax Regional Municipality. There are picnic shelters, benches and pit toilets located along the trail. Three backcountry wilderness loops off the main trail (totaling 26.5 km) offer spectacular views of Musquodoboit Harbour, the Musquodoboit River, and the White Lake and Ship Harbour/Long Lake wilderness area.

Trail activities include walking, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

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Directions to Trailhead
In Musquodoboit Harbour, turn onto the Meagher's Grant Road (Hwy 357). Half a kilometre up the Meagher's Grant Road, turn right onto Park Road. The trailhead/parking lot is on the left.

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Facilities / Services

Limited accessibility

Detailed Information

Trail length: 41.00 km
Trail type: Linear park, Wilderness trail
Trail surface: Gravel, Natural
Activities: Birding & wildlife, Cycling, Hiking, Snowshoeing