Riding in Halifax
The bicycle lanes and trails on the peninsula of Halifax are choppy and underdeveloped at best. Bicycle lanes do exist on small portions of South Park Street, Windsor Street, and Brunswick Street.
Chain of Lakes Trail and BLT Trail
This trail begins on the west side of Joesph Howe Drive and runs along the old Chester Spur Rail line. The beginning is paved while in the residential area. The Trail quickly becomes a quite crusher dust trail through the woods as it snakes around lakes on it's way to Bayers Lake Industrial Park. The trail continues through Bayers Lake and connects to the BLT trail that utilized the entire old rail line all the way to Yarmouth. This trail passes directly behind the Train Station Bike and Bean which is a bike shop in Tantallon that is located in an old caboose train car still sitting on the old tracks this trail replaced.
Salt Marsh Trail
From Caldwell Road in Dartmouth, this trail goes along the Eastern Shore through the beautiful salt marshes in the Cold Harbour area. It's all crusher dust and was once an old rail line therefore it's an easy flat trail.
From the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal, this paved trail goes South along the water's edge past NSCC Waterfront, and onto the Woodside Ferry Terminal where it ends.
Other Places to Ride in HRM
There are many other trails and paths in HRM to ride. Check out HRM's cycling website for more information. http://www.halifax.ca/cycling/