The Epic Explorer

Hike the ocean-side Salt Marsh Trail

Dartmouth-Cole Harbour
2.5 hours

About This Experience

This unique trail is one of the most popular in the region, and it’s easy to see why; with its flat, easy terrain atop causeways and bridges that span Atlantic waters and shallow wetlands, walking along the Salt Marsh Trail makes you feel like you’re walking on water!

The Salt Marsh Trail is located on the old Musquodoboit rail bed, crossing wetlands via a long causeway and four bridges! Formerly part of the Trans Atlantic Railway, this multi-use trail is perfect for dog walkers, cyclists, and any outdoor enthusiasts looking for flat, easy terrain.

The trail is well-marked and maintained with interesting interpretive signs on the history and natural features of the area. With plenty of benches along the way to sit and enjoy the scenery, it’s easy to see why the Salt Marsh Trail is one of the best bird-watching destinations in the region.

For details on parking, trail head location and more click here for a great map!


What to Bring

Good walking shoes
Your bike! (optional)

What is Provided

Amazing views
Free parking
Dog bags

Things you should know

Daily Availability:Sunday - Saturday
Facilities available Parking, toilets, benches, garbage cans
Pet friendly Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leash
Winter funThis trail is also a popular cross-country skiing and snowshoeing destination in the wintertime!
Parking location 806 Bissett Road, Cole Harbour, Halifax Metro - See the map in the photos for more details

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Dartmouth-Cole Harbour
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