Stewards of the McIntosh Run Watershed

Stewards of the McIntosh Run Watershed

Enhancing ecological integrity and public access

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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 […]

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 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. Note there are two new trails starting from the cul-de-sac. Take the one on the right with the “Trail Under Construction” sign. We’re down near the end of it so expect a 10-minute walk in.
Bring sturdy shoes, work gloves and water. All are welcome, no experience needed!
A grant from MEC has allowed us to hire TrailFlow Outdoor Adventures to assist with the construction of this trail, but we need volunteers to stretch the contract funds as far as possible. Thanks MEC and thanks volunteers!
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 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 […]

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 meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Alabaster Way in the Governor’s Brook subdivision in Spryfield (access from Drysdale Road) and walk in together from there (20 minutes). Wear sturdy shoes and work gloves and bring water.

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, here’s a map to our work location: https://www.trailforks.com/report/205327/
Take the new short access trail (left option from the cul-de-sac, starts with a bermed corner) to the Attic and follow the online map.

Also, if you want to join us but schedules never mesh, send us an email and we’ll try to line you up with a smaller work party, or something!

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!

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 […]

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 Norawarren Drive in Herring Cove (google map to trailhead). Join us for the official opening celebration on Monday September 25th at 6:00 pm.

The trails start with a fun curvy line through the forest and over two creeks on In-N-Out. At the end of In-N-Out, turn right to enter the Nora and Warren loops, where you’ll weave through the forest on rolling granite bedrock, boardwalks, meticulous rock work and gently-upgraded rustic trails. When you return on Nora to the end of In-N-Out, continue straight onto West Pine, an upgraded rustic trail that leads through the forest to an open granite barren with a view of the ocean. When you reach the top of “The Notch”, continue along West Pine for a more gradual (and really fun) new route down to the forest below. The Notch is a steep shortcut to the same spot. Here you will reach the end of the officially-approved trails.

The informal trail continues to West Pine Island Pond and the McIntosh Run, and will be upgraded this fall and next year. This trail is not signed and not upgraded: proceed with caution, at your own risk. Eventually the trail will cross the McIntosh Run and connect with the trail from Spryfield.

Click on the link below for maps and information about the open trails.

kiosk-trailnetwork

MRWA meeting Tuesday Sept 19, 7pm

Please join us for the monthly meeting of the McIntosh Run Watershed Association at the Captain William Spry Centre at 7pm. We will discuss updates on the single track trail project as well as clean up efforts happening in the watershed. We hope to see […]