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Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway

Record #: NST0050
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019
Last Full Update: 12 Mar 2019


Located In Lower Sackville (Bedford-Sackville Region)
Where To Find Us
Trailhead: Sackville Heights Community Centre
45 Connolly Dr, Room 206
Bedford (Bedford-Sackville Region), NS
Canada B4E 1S6
Areas Served Halifax Regional Municipality


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Phone 902-865-9238
Contact David Waugh, Director and Trails Coordinator, Sackville Rivers Association; Phone: 902-220-8203; Email:
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Description & Services

Nearest Community With Services Bedford - main centre and Lower Sackville.
Trail Surface Primary composition of the trail surface is crusher dust with a small portion of concrete sidewalk, and wood chips surface.
Trail Activities Hiking ; Trail Running ; Walking ; Cross Country Skiing ; Snowshoeing ; Bird Watching ; Fishing ; Nature Viewing ; Dog Walking (on leash)
Trail Attributes Out & Back (Linear) Trail ; Woodland Trail ; Suburban Trail ; All Year ; Groomed Trail ; No Winter Maintenance (Use Caution) ; Wheelchair Access (Partial) ; Scenic View ; Interpretive Signage ; Good Cellphone Reception
Facilities At Start/End/Along Trail Benches ; Trail Map Signage ; Parking Available ; Washroom (Accessible)
Facilities Near Trail Parking Available ; Public Transportation ; Picnic Area ; Restaurant/Take Out ; Convenience/Grocery Store ; Drinking Water ; Auto Repair Service ; Fuel ; Bicycle Repair Station/Shop ; Washrooms (Accessible)
Trail Cautions Portions of the Trail are near the Sackville River which may be covered with water during Flooding events.
Trail Rating INCLINE #1: There is very little hill climbing on this trail. TERRAIN #2: This trail is a well-groomed crusher dust trail with only a couple of spots with one inch gravel (in the areas prone to flooding).
Information This trail is a 4km active transportation route along the Sackville River that connects Bedford & Sackville. The Trail commences at the Fultz House Museum (Memory Lane) in Lower Sackville first entering a wood chip and gravel trail through a small wooded area - Crosses the adjoining intersection of Sackville Drive and Cobequid Rd following the sidewalk to 12 Mile Lane and then along Old Sackville Rd to Lynn Court. From Lynn Court intersection the crush dust portion of the trail begins and follows the Sackville River to the confuence with the Little Sackvlle River. From the wooden Bicknel Bridge crossing the Little Sackville River users may view the McQuaid Pool, a river restoration project of the Sackville Rivers Association to support fish habitat.The trail continues downstream along the Sackville River - crossing to the south side of the river via a steel arch bridge with a wood deck to the DND side of the river. From here the trail continues beside the river and again crosses the RIver to the north side via a second steel arch bridge with wood decking. The portion of the trail between the two arch bridges is called Peckhams path in honour of Bedford resident Richard Peckham's tireless efforts in establishing the trail. Several benches are positioned to provide views of the river. Continuing south the trail departs somewhat from the river and parallels the fence of the Rifle Range - passing through a pedestrian underpass with a mural painted by the Sackville Boys and Girls Club under the direction of NS artist Holly Carr. The mural depicts the history of the river from the original Mikamq inhabitants to the present day. From this point the trail nears the River just prior to going beneath the Highway 102 overpass over the Sackville RIver. The trail continues in the Bremner Park as part of the Fort Sackville Walkway.
Hours This trail comes under the Halifax Regional Municipality Parks and is closed to use between 10 pm and 5 am.
Dates Open all year - no winter maintenance. Access may be restricted during flooding events.
Accessibility This trail is intended as an "All Ages and Abilities Trail" - and comes under the HALIFAX 'integrated mobility plan'

Special Information

Partnerships The Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway was established with the support of local HRM councillors, HRM Active Transportation, HRM Parks, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada - in particular the Department of National Defence. Thanks also to the folk at Fultz House Museum in Lower Sackville for providing access for the trail on their right-of-way.
Established 2006
Tags NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories