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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 […]

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 […]

Trail building – Wed 3:30-7:30 & Sat 8:30-12:30

Join us to build a new singletrack trail in the Fight Trail area! Our work sessions this week will be Wednesday 3:30 – 7:30 and Saturday 8:30 – 12:30.
The alignment is cleared and we’ll be starting with the ground work this week, including grubbing organics, moving rocks and relocating dirt. Bring sturdy shoes, work gloves and water. We have LOTS of tools, but if you have sturdy trail tools (mattocks, pulaskis, shovels) please bring them.
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). 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.
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!
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.

Happy trails!

Trail building Friday 3:30-7:30

The Monday and Wednesday build sessions were so productive, that we’re THIS CLOSE to completing the new entrance trail. Let’s finish it this week! The session starts at 3:30pm but join us when you can, for as long as you can.We’ll be working near the […]

Trail building evenings – Monday & Wednesday Aug 28 & 30 – 4:30pm

Building a new Fight Trail entrance.. Session 2!  This week we’ll build a new, sustainable entrance trail to the existing Fight Trail System. Sessions are Monday and Wednesday evening. We’re shifting our focus to this area, as the ‘old’ entrance trail is having houses built […]

Trail build evening – Fri Aug 8th, 5-8pm

Our next trail building session is Friday August 18th, 5 – 8 pm. You don’t need to commit to the full 3-hour session: join us when you can, for as long as you can. 
We will be working on “The Ledge”, moving rocks, digging dirt, and pushing forward with grubbing. The Ledge is a key connector on West Pine Trail between the open barrens and the forest and ponds below. And it’s really cool. 
Meet at the small park on Norawarren Drive near Herring Cove (map). Look for the mailboxes on the right. Please bring water and work gloves. If you arrive late just follow the yellow flagged trail from the Norawarren Park. It’s a pleasant 10-minute walk along some of our finished trail!

MRWA August meeting – Tuesday Aug 22, 7pm

The August meeting of the McIntosh Run Watershed Association has been pushed to August 22. It will begin at 7pm at the Captain William Spry Centre. We’ll have exciting updates from the Singletrack Trail project. Hope to see you there!