Chain Of Lakes Trail

Be Prepared With Basic Safety Gear.

Got something to say? Submit a Guest Post.

Maps & Site Navigation:  How-To Guide.

Behave Like You Have The Virus & Are Trying Not To Spread It.

HalifaxTrails.ca Made Possible Thanks To Supporters.

Shoutout to Michael McFadden for his recent support. Thank you!

Stay Home With a Good Book: Recommended Reads

New Daily Contest! Halifax Trail Master.

Audience Poll: Best Spring Destination.

NS Sportfishing Season Delayed Until May 1.

Temps above 4°C? Avoid Ticks & Get The Right Gear.

NS Provincial Park Camping Reservations On Hold.

All Parks CLOSEDSome trails (not in parks) open to people who live nearby only.

New Hiking Guide: Castle Rock Trail

Load Your Mobile Device With GPS Map Files.

Sure Footing on Icy Trails: Winter Hiking Cleats.

Guided Hikes & Events Calendar.


Chain Of Lakes Trail 360°Chain Of Lakes Trail Biking Halifax Nova Scotia map


📱 Trail Map

Chain Of Lakes Trail Photos GPS Files

#Biking  #Bus-Access  #Rails-To-Trails  #RumRunnersTrail  #Wheelchair-Accessible

Maps & Resources – How To.


Difficulty: Moderate (Distance)

Setting: Urban, lakes, paved active transportation trail.

Facilities: Benches, parking (at Timberlea trailhead).

Signage: Interpretive panels and other signage.




The Chain Of Lakes Trail

     The Chain Of Lakes Trail is Halifax’s newest paved, converted #rails-to-trails.  It has become one of the most popular #biking trails in the city. (a bike bell is a must), rollerblading, and all forms of active transportation.  One of the few places in the city with winter maintenance, it’s a great place for a jog, even in Winter.

Shop.Halifaxtrails.ca: Curated Biking Gear.

Chain Of Lakes Trail Photos Halifax Nova Scotia rails to trails map

     The trail is part of a much larger converted railway trail that leads down to the South Shore and beyond.  The Chain of Lakes section of the trail is 7.3km one way.  It begins across from Superstore on Joseph Howe Drive and Ends in Lakeside (parking lot near Lakeside Industrial Park) where it continues on as the B.L.T. trail.  These trails are part of a 119km shared-use “rails-to-trails” system known as the Rum Runner’s Trail that connects Halifax to Lunenburg. To bike to the end of the Chain Of Lakes trail and back takes about an hour.

Paving The Way

     The unique aspect of the trail is that it’s the longest paved trail in the HRM which makes it ideal for many different types of activities.  On a nice day, you can expect to see a well-used trail with diverse uses.

     As the name suggests, the trail follows along 5 different lakes and has some great scenery and stopping points.  Also worth a stop near the end of the trail is the Bayers Lake Mystery Walls.

     The trail is great as an active transport route or for pure recreation.  Since it is linear, you should plan your route ahead of time and figure out how far you’d like to venture.  As the trail continues into the B.L.T. trail and the St. Margarets Bay Trail, it turns to crusher dust, so don’t plan on rollerblading to St. Margarets Bay just yet.  Biking to St. Margarets Bay, however, is ideal.  Just make sure you have the energy to get there and back (20km one way) or have someone pick you up.

Shop.HalifaxTrails.ca:  Smartwatches & Activity Trackers.

Well Marked & Maintained

   There are signs posted along the way (including km markers) as well as benches to sit and take a break.  Wooden guard rails also line some of the steep shoulders (great for keeping the kids safe).

     This trail has steadily evolved since its beginning and you can see how great of an asset the city’s longest paved active transportation trail is becoming for commuting and recreation.


Chain Of Lakes Trail Habitat:

Blue Jay | Monarch Butterfly | Larch Tree | …more


#ChainOfLakesTrail


Similar To The Chain Of Lakes Trail:

#Biking  #Bus-Access  #Rails-To-Trails  #RumRunnersTrail  #Wheelchair-Accessible


Greg Taylor
Follow Me