Rum Runners Trail

Halifax / South Shore
3-4 days
1-3 days

UPDATE:  JUNE 26, 2024


It’s been a long year since the Trail closures from the July 2023 floods, but we are excited to announce that the Chester Connection & Aspotogan sections of the Rum Runners Trail are now officially re-opened from Hubbards to Martin’s River (except Gold River Bridge).

Please note:  there are sections where trail repairs where made that do not yet have the final crusher dust surface.  You may come across some loose, sandy, rocky sections and machinery may be present.  Please proceed with caution in these areas.

GOLD RIVER BRIDGE CLOSED: Effective Friday, September 24, 2021 the Gold River Bridge is CLOSED to all traffic.

How to use map: The Rum Runners Trail is a collective of seven municipal and volunteer trail organizations.  Click on the trail section next to the partner’s name to learn more.  Click “View Legend” in the bottom right side of the map to reveal a full list of points of interest.  Toggle the checkboxes on and off to view amenities of interest to you.  Both the desktop and mobile versions of the map will show you where you are on the trail and in relation to nearby services and attractions.

Dial 911 in case of an emergency.
Cell phone coverage is very good throughout the length of the trail, but there may be occasional reception issues. If you have a question, or to report any trail issues, please contact Chester Recreation and Parks at 902-275-3490 or  Your concern or inquiry will be directed to the appropriate partner trail group. For the Harvest Moon Trail, or Celtics Shores, please see the contact information on their respective pages.