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Updated Guide: Mainland Common Park.
Difficulty: Easy (some hills)
Setting: Crusher dust, powerline trail, active transportation corridor.
Facilities: Benches and garbage cans.
Features: Multi-use trail, active transportation route. Winter maintenance. Connects to many parks & recreation areas. Access to main Lacewood Bus Terminal.
A linear power line trail well used by walkers, joggers, bikers and dog walkers. This 4.5km crusher dust trail connects Parkland Drive to Washmill Lake/ Dunbrack Street with various access points including direct access via Westdridge Drive. The trail is a great way to escape the streets and sidewalks and also connect to other nearby trails, parks, and sports fields. Nearby places of interest include:
- Kearney Lake Beach and hiking trails.
- Glenbourne Sports Field and off-leash dog park.
- Belchers Marsh Park.
- Halifax Mainland Common (including an off-leash dog park).
- Northcliffe Tennis Club
- Park West School field.
- Canada Games Centre.
- Sheffield Park.
- Mary Clayton Memorial Park.
- Fairview Jr. High School soccer field.
- Major bus terminal on Lacewood Drive.
- Nearby Chain of Lakes Trail.
Whether you’re looking for an off-pavement jogging route, a sheltered place for a quick stroll with the kids, or a transportation corridor that avoids streets and sidewalks, this linear trail is a great starting point. Load up a backpack with some water, snacks and sports equipment and you’ll have plenty of options for activities. Stop at a field to play some ball, bike along towards other connecting trails, enjoy some quiet time observing the many birds of the area at some of the small parks, or travel to the gym/library/ shopping areas without the car.