McIntosh Run Community Trail

Got a Garmin? Join The Monthly Challenge Group!

NS Climate Emergency Updates.

Maps & Site Navigation:  How-To Guide.

Bug Season Is Here: Equip Yourself.

Shop Amazon & Support Local: Bookmark My Affiliate Link.

Always Tell Someone Where You’re Going & Pack These Items.

End 💩 Bag Litter! Pack An Empty PB Jar or Poop Bag Holder.

CAR BREAK-INS! (Especially Long Lake, Fleming Park & Maskwa) Hide Anything Of Value.

  Shoutout To Recent Supporter Jared Kay. Thank You!

New 360° Virtual Tour: The Dynamite Trail.

Shoutout To Recent Supporter Lois Larson, Thank You!

Halifax Rural Recreation Survey.

Thanks To All Supporters!

Public Health Request: KEEP IT LOCAL (stay in your community).

Downloadable Adventures: GPS Map Files.

Lead Or Join A Group, Visit: NS Walks

Do Your Part: Know The Latest Restrictions.

Campfires are ILLEGAL In Parks, Use A Stove! Elsewhere; Leave No Trace, & BURN SAFE.

Popular Guides: Trending.

10 Must-Visit Spring Destinations.

Be Safe From Lyme Disease, Read My Tick Avoidance Guide.

All Day-Use NS Provincial Park Gates Now Open.

Updated Map: Blue Mountain Trail.

Got something to share? Submit a Guest Post.

New Virtual Tour & Updated Map: St. Margaret’s Bay Trail.

While You’re Out, Get A Test (stay local).

New Virtual Tour: Taylor Head.

Fishing Season Underway: Get A License, Gear Up & Find A Spot.

Stop Spring Trail Damage, Wear Waterproof Boots.

Must-Haves For Home, Car & Backpack: Tick Removers.

McIntosh Run Community Trail in Halifax, Nova ScotiaMcIntosh Run Community Trail Virtual Tour


📱 Trail Map

McIntosh Run Community Trail Photos

How-To Guide


Difficulty: EasyModerate (length).

Setting: Urban riverside and wetlands.

Facilities: Dedicated parking lot off of Herring Cove Rd.

Signage: Map at trailhead.

Features: Less than 2-hour return trip.  Various access points to the water throughout.  Wetland area, ideal for urban #bird-watching



McIntosh Run Community Trail

     McIntosh Run Community Trail stretches for about 3km alongside a small river, ponds, and marshlands.  The trail starts out as a wide, crusher-dust paved one, and gets progressively more rough with less crusher dust as the trail heads towards Roachs Pond.  This easily accessible trail is managed and maintained with the help of volunteers from the McIntosh Run Watershed Association (support).  The MRWA is also spearheading the city’s best mountain biking trails in the Purcell’s Cove Backlands with their well-loved McIntosh Run Singletrack Trails.

McIntosh Run Community Trail Halifax Nova Scotia   The community trail is popular with dog walkers (on-leash), families, joggers, fly fishers, and bird watchers.  The creek itself stretches from Long Lake, into the Purcell’s Cove Backlands. It is fairly narrow and opens into larger pools at 3 different locations.  The trail leads to good spots to access the river, ideal for taking photos or just having a look at the river ecology.  Beavers are busy moving around the large deadfall and if you stick around long enough you’re likely to see one.  You can watch fish jump, listen to frogs croak and various birds go about their business.

  The trail is linear and short enough that it can be done between 1-2 hours return trip. I did it in 1.5 hours at a leisurely photographer’s pace.  With its close location to downtown Halifax and the length of time needed to hike, it’s a perfect spot for a quick getaway any time of the day. Parking at the Captain William Spry Community Centre or Spryfield Lions Rink takes you near the trailhead at one end, or Roach’s Pond Ballfield Park on Herring Cove Road at the other end.  The ball field is right off of the trail, so you could stop in to throw a ball there if it’s free.

     Bugs can get bad on the trail in late spring and summer, so be prepared. Make sure any bikes or strollers you take on the trail are able to navigate somewhat rough terrain, as the crusher dust turns into a more uneven dirt and rock roadway.


McIntosh Run Habitat:

Beaver | Watershed | Shining Willow | More…


#McIntoshRun

Loading...


More Like McIntosh Run Community Trail:

 #Bird-Watching  #Bridge  #Dog-Friendly  #Pond  #River  #Snowshoeing  #Wetlands  #Wheelchair-Accessible


Books | Gear | On SaleHiking, Biking & Camping Gear


Greg
Follow Me
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments