Stewards of the McIntosh Run Watershed

Stewards of the McIntosh Run Watershed

Enhancing ecological integrity and public access

Recent Posts

Tick Safety

Tick Safety

A number of trail users have reported finding ticks on their dogs this past summer and fall on the Community trail. We encourage everyone to check out the Government of Nova Scotia’s tick safety website. You can find it here https://novascotia.ca/ticksafety/ 

Stay tuned for website changes

Stay tuned for website changes

We will be changing our website around soon and will be bringing a fresh look with new features. To find out about upcoming trail work days check out the MRWA calendar (you can sync it with your own) or our Facebook page or join our […]

MRWA meeting – tonight (Oct 17th) 7pm

MRWA meeting – tonight (Oct 17th) 7pm

The next meeting of the McIntosh Run Watershed Association is Tuesday October 17th at 7:00 pm at the Captain Spry Community Centre. All are welcome to attend. 

Agenda will include:
Usual business – Agenda, Minutes, Financial report
News from Halifax Regional Trails Association
Proposed Shaw Wilderness Park public meeting update
Board support for partnership with Mountain Bike Halifax
Reports of ticks on Community Trail
Singletrack Trail update

We hope to see you.

Trail work day Wed Oct 18th, 3-6pm

Trail work day Wed Oct 18th, 3-6pm

Join us to continue building “Osprey”, a new singletrack trail in the Fight Trail area of the McIntosh Run Trail System. Our next work session is Wednesday 3:00 – 6:30. Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Alabaster Way in the Governor’s Brook subdivision […]

Trail work days – Oct 14th 8:30-12:30 & Oct 15th 2-6pm

Trail work days – Oct 14th 8:30-12:30 & Oct 15th 2-6pm

Join us to continue building “Osprey”, a new singletrack trail in the Fight Trail area of the McIntosh Run Trail System. Our work sessions this weekend will be Saturday 8:30 – 12:30 and Sunday 2:00- 6:00. Meet at the cul-de-sac at the  end of Alabaster Way […]

Trail work session Oct 11, 3-6pm

Trail work session Oct 11, 3-6pm

Join us to continue building a new singletrack trail on Wednesday 3:00 – 6:30. Meet at the cul-de-sac at the  end of Alabaster Way in the Governor’s Brook subdivision in Spryfield (access from Drysdale Road). You don’t need to commit to the full session – join us when you can for as long as you can. If you arrive late, follow the BLUE flags to find us. Bring sturdy shoes, work gloves and water. 

This trail is part of the McIntosh Run Trail System, an approved network of singletrack trails for non-motorized recreation on public land between Spryfield and Herring Cove.

Trail work off the turkey! Sat & Mon 8:30-12:30

This weekend we will be working on a major mucky stretch of “The Attic”, an existing trail that has been formalized with a License Agreement between MRWA and HRM. Our work schedule this weekend is Saturday 8:30 – 12:30 and Monday 8:30 – 12:30. We’ll […]

Trail work – Sept 30 8:30-12:30, Oct 1 2:00-6:00

This weekend we will be working on “The Attic”, an existing trail that has been formalized with a License Agreement between MRWA and HRM. Our work schedule this weekend is Saturday 8:30 – 12:30 and Sunday 2:00 – 6:00. We’ll be replacing mud with rocks and […]

Upcoming trail work sessions – Sep 27, 29, & 30th

Join us to build a new singletrack trail and upgrade existing trail in the Fight Trail area! Our work sessions this week will be Wednesday 3:00 – 7:00, Saturday 8:30 – 12:30 and Sunday 2:00 – 6:00.

On Wednesday we will be building new trail, linking granite ridges with sustainable trail: grubbing organics, moving rocks and relocating dirt. Meet at the cul-de-sac at the very end of Alabaster Way in the Governor’s Brook subdivision in Spryfield (access from Drysdale Road). Bring sturdy shoes, work gloves and water. You don’t need to commit to the full 4-hour session! Join us when you can for as long as you can. If you arrive late, follow the BLUE flags to find us. Note there are 2 trails starting from this point! Take the trail on the right, flagged blue, with “Trail Under Construction” sign.
A generous grant from MEC has allowed us to hire TrailFlow Outdoor Adventures to lead the construction of this trail, but we need volunteers to stretch the contract funds as far as possible. Thanks MEC and thanks volunteers!

Details of Saturday and Sunday work sessions TBA.

These trails are part of the McIntosh Run Trail System, an approved network of singletrack trails for non-motorized recreation on public land between Spryfield and Herring Cove.

Happy trails!
MRWA Trails Committee

First trails in single track trail network open! Celebrate with us Sept 25th 6pm

The first 2 km of singletrack trails in the McIntosh Run Trails Network are officially open to the public! The trails are designed and built by MRWA volunteers for hikers, bikers, runners and snowshoers. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. The trailhead is at the park on […]