The Rum Runners Trail
Welcome to the Rum Runners Trail, a 119 km (74 mi) multi-use trail that connects the historic city of Halifax to the picturesque town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This scenic trail takes you on a whimsical journey through Nova Scotia’s rich history and breathtaking coastal beauty. So hop on your bike, fasten your helmet, and let’s embark on an adventure like no other!
1. D & Jo’s Country Market: Located in Timberlea, this charming pit stop is a hidden gem along the trail. Indulge in delicious homemade treats, sip on freshly brewed coffee, and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals. Don’t forget to grab some goodies for the road!
2. Train Station Bike And Bean: Nestled in Upper Tantallon, this heritage train station has been transformed into a cozy café and bike repair shop. Take a break, refuel with a cup of joe, and strike up a conversation with fellow adventurers. Who knows what fascinating tales you might uncover?
3. Cleveland Beach Provincial Park: Located at Black Point, this idyllic beach is the perfect spot to soak up some sun and dip your toes in the refreshing Atlantic waters. Unwind on the sandy shores, build sandcastles, or simply bask in the tranquility of nature. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
4. Oakland Lake Lookout: As you approach Mahone Bay, make sure to stop at Oakland Lake (km 104) and take in the breathtaking panoramic views. This scenic lookout offers a picturesque backdrop for memorable photographs and moments of serenity.
5. Downtown Mahone Bay: Turn left on Main Street (km 108) to discover the vibrant heart of Mahone Bay. Explore the charming downtown area, browse through delightful gift shops, and treat yourself to mouthwatering delicacies at local cafes and restaurants. Sweet Ride Cycling is a must-visit for all cycling enthusiasts!