MOST sections of the Rum Runners Trail have REOPENED. Sections that remain CLOSED are listed below (updated November 6, 2023):
Halifax to East River is OPEN (This includes Chain of Lakes, BLT, St Margaret’s Bay, and Aspotogan Trails)
CHESTER CONNECTION TRAIL
CLOSED: East River to East Chester (Duncan Road). This closure includes the CASTLE ROCK Trail System. There is no access, and no emergency services available in this area.
OPEN: East Chester (Duncan Rd) to Chester (Smith Rd)
CLOSED: Chester (Smith Rd.) to Gold River Bridge (Croft Rd west end)
OPEN: Highway 12 (Chester Basin) to Frank Swinamer Rd (Western Shore) [except Gold River bridge]; and from Swinimer Rd to the Martins River bridge. [the bridge between Swinimer Rd and Frank Swinamer Rd is still under repair and this short section remains CLOSED]
Martins River to Lunenburg is OPEN (this includes the Dynamite Trail and Bay to Bay Trail)
Please respect our trail crews and volunteers and refrain from using the trails until they can be deemed safe.
GOLD RIVER BRIDGE CLOSED: Effective Friday, September 24, 2021 the Gold River Bridge is CLOSED to all traffic.