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Mainland North Linear Parkway

Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Trail

Walkers and bikers on Mainland North Linear Parkway

Please note: Beginning Jan. 26, 2017, Nova Scotia Power is undertaking upgrades to transmission lines located adjacent to the trail. This work may require temporary closures of short sections of the trail to enable equipment to navigate on-site and ensure the safety of crews and trail users. This work should be completed within four weeks, weather permitting.

Regular updates with respect to the work location and any associated temporary trail closures will be posted at

We regret any inconvenience this work may cause.

Mainland Linear Trail: Improvements and Expansions

The Mainland Linear Trail is a five kilometer “active transportation greenway” that links neighbourhoods from Fairview to Wedgewood Park to schools, parks, hiking trails, the Lacewood Transit Terminal, the Canada Games Centre and more along the power-line corridor.

The Halifax Regional Municipality and the Halifax North West Trails Association are in the process of working with a consulting firm (WSP) to plan enhancements to the Mainland Linear Trail, including an extension south which would link it to the popular Chain of Lakes Trail and an extension north which would link it to the Larry Uteck Boulevard Greenway and new communities in Bedford South and Bedford West.

The planning study includes route assessment, development of functional designs, cost estimates and a consultation for the three proposed AT extensions including:

  1. south to the Chain of Lakes trail
  2. north to the "waterline trail"; and
  3. between the waterline trail and the Larry Uteck Boulevard Greenway

The project will also consider improvements to the existing Mainland Linear Trail and include a list of options for enhancing the facility through the addition of amenities and neighbourhood connections.

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Designated Uses

Washrooms   Walking


Picnic Shelters   Hiking checkmark
Benches checkmark Biking checkmark
Parking Lot checkmark Cross Country checkmark
Boardwalk   Nordic Walking checkmark
Picnic Tables   All-Terrain Vehicles ( ATVs)  
    Bird Watching checkmark
    Nature Appreciation checkmark
    Snowshoes checkmark

Other Trail Information

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Rail Trail   checkmark
Kilometre Markers   checkmark
Cell Phone Service checkmark  

Length of Trail
4.5 kilometres
Time to Complete
2-2.5 hours ( return)


Community Group Manager:  
  Halifax North West Trails Association
  Halifax Regional Municipality
Length of Trail:
  4.5 km
Linear or Loop Trail:
  Linear trail.  One way from Ramsbrook to Parkland Drive 1hour. 2 hours to return .
  Crusher dust
Emergency Contact:
  Call 911
Nearest Halifax Transit Stop:
  Route #2, Route #4 at the Lacewood Terminal, other buses at irregular times, Route #17, Route #18, Route #52. Route # 16
Other Trails Adjacent:
  Belchers Marsh Park, Hemlock Ravine and Mainland Common.  Note:  The trail is part of the Safe Routes to School in the area.  However, the trail crosses several main roads ( Main Ave, Lacewood, Radcliffe, Langbrae, and Farnham Gate) with crosswalks; guards are present only on school days.  Parking is available adjacent to trail access point at Parkland Drive, Westridge Drive and Main Ave on the above streets, except Lacewood.


Mainland Common trail map thumbnail

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Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Trail