Stewards of the McIntosh Run Watershed

Stewards of the McIntosh Run Watershed

Enhancing ecological integrity and public access

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Fall & early winter update from MRWA

Fall & early winter update from MRWA

We had a busy and productive fall in the McIntosh Run. Most Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons and the odd weeknight this fall you’d have found a crew of trail builders somewhere in the McIntosh Run Watershed digging dirt, moving rocks, or “grubbing” new trail. […]

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 […]

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 […]