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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 […]

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 you there!

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 […]

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 across it.

The new route has lots of smooth, flowing granite and provides views across granite barrens to the ocean and downtown Halifax skyline.
On the menu is grubbing, gathering rocks, placing rocks, and cleanup. Bring workgloves and, if you have ’em, a good pulaski or shovel. MRWA’s tools are being sharpened in preparation for these sessions (sharp tools –whoohoo!), and those will be available too.

Meet at the back of the grassy park parcel on Mica Crescent (see map). We’ll start at 4:30, but come when you can and stay for as long as you like. We’ll be working within sight of the trail head, so you’ll find us easily.

See you out there!

 

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 […]

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!

Trail Build Aug 12 8:30-12:00

Please join us for our next trail building session, Saturday August 12th, 8:30 – 12:00. 
 
We will be working on “The Ledge” to finish up some rock work sections and consolidate our lumber stashes. There’s also a pesky stump that needs some attention. Join us when you can, for as long as you can. 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!
“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.
Meeting place is the small park on Norawarren Drive near Herring Cove. Look for the mailboxes on the right. Please bring water and work gloves. We’ll keep you rockin’ with some cookies!
 
Happy Trails!

Trail work evening – Wed Aug 9, 4-8pm

Thanks to the efforts of┬ámany┬ávolunteers we are getting very close to completing the first trails in the network! The trail inspections with HRM and DNR are next week, with official trail opening to follow soon after. Exciting!! We have a list of small-but-important tasks to […]