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Rails To Trails, St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia
This beautiful trail follows the route of the original railway line that served
St. Margaret’s Bay’s communities, as well as it's waterfront hotels that served as
resorts for Haligonians in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Lumbering and sawmills
were common, of which there is still visible evidence today. Ingramport Bay was a
major base for tall ships that carried timber to distant countries.
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, this 33 Kilometre, multi-use trail
winds its way from near the Hubley exit on Hwy 103 (exit 4) to Hubbards (exit 6).
The trail is great for walking, cycling ,horse riding amongst beautiful scenery.
View their web site for details of memberships, rule & regulations,photos,trail days
Rail To Trails St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia
A view from ingramport bridge
French Village Station , Upper Tantallon,,
This historic building was once the “Hub” of the community. It was constructed in
1904 by the Halifax and Southwestern Railway to service what was then known as French
Village and its surrounding area. The area where the station stands today was re-named
Upper Tantallon, however the station has always retained its original name- “French
Village Station”. The station’s design is typical for the period, and was also very
practical. The bottom floor of the station contained an office, baggage area, as
well as a waiting room; while the upper floor was used as a residence for the station
master and his family.
The station was used continually until the 1990’s, when it was sold and was operated
as a gift shop until 2008.