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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.


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 […]

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 Mica Crescent park and so we’ll be easy to find if you arrive late. Walk in along the path from the end of the lawn area. 

On the menu: Wheelbarrowing and tamping dirt, nailing boardwalk decking, gathering rocks, and moving a couple large rocks with rock bars.

Bring work gloves and water. If you have a sturdy wheelbarrow and shovel, bring those too. MRWA has plenty of other tools.

Meet at the small park on Mica Crescent in the Governor’s Brook subdivision (map). See you there!

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 […]

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 […]