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Mahone Bay Coastal Loop & Bay to Bay Trail

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Mahone Bay is another popular destination in the Halifax-Lunenburg corridor. We’ve mapped out a wonderful 10k coastal run on quiet roads, with an option to loop back on a section of the Bay-to-Bay trail. We’ve also mapped the full 13.7 km Bay to Bay Trail between Mahone Bay and Lunenberg.

The coastal route starts in Mahone Bay and follows Rt. 3/Edgewater St. north for 1 km. Then, turn RIGHT onto Oakland Rd., a quiet road with nice views of Mahone Harbour. Follow for 2 km to Hansons Cove and another 1.5 km to Hirtle Cove. For the return, retrace your steps OR take Sleepy Hollow Rd. north for 0.5 km to the Bay-to-Bay Trail. Turn left on this well-marked gravel bike path, and follow for 3.3 km to the intersection with Clearland Rd., rejoining the main road back to Mahone Bay.

Add-On: Bay to Bay Trail.  This gravel multi-use path runs between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. It’s a combination of open and woodland. The north end is in Mahone Bay just north of Main St. (connect there to the Adventure Trail headed west/Dynamite Trail headed east). Head south for up to 13.7 km to Lunenburg, where the trail ends at Garden Lots.

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