Mainland North Linear Parkway


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Difficulty: Easy – Moderate (hills)

Setting: Gravel powerline trail, active transportation corridor.

Facilities: Benches and garbage cans.

Interpretation/Signage: Minimal


  • Active transportation route.

  • Winter maintenance.

  • Connects to many parks and recreation areas.

  • Nearby Lacewood Drive main 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.

    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 trails

Glenbourne Sports Field and off-leash dog park,

Belchers Marsh Park,

Halifax Mainland Common,

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.

     Recommended Reading: “Biking to Blissville: A Cycling Guide to the Maritimes and the Magdalen Islands”.

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Similar Hikes: Belcher’s Marsh | Bedford Greenway | BLT Trail


Local Nature: Birds | Wintergreen | Rosehip




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One comment on “Mainland North Linear Parkway

  • May 30, 2018, via Halifax Northwest Trails Association:
    Safety Alert: For regular users of the Mainland Linear Trail, please be aware of scheduled construction and upgrades along the Trail. Work is planned during June at four neighbourhood connections after previous community consultation. Westridge Drive will become a Gateway to the trail and Mainland Common including paving of the parking lot, and addition of some new pathways; the connections to Mary Clayton Park and the Canada Games Centre and opposite Park West School, and traffic calming at Langbrae Drive. Pay attention to the construction team for your own safety. We hope you will be pleased with these improvements. (This construction was rescheduled from Fall 2017).

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