Centennial Trail

OutAndBack • 10 mi • 0 ft

Shortly before the provincial government acquired the abandoned rail line running between Halifax and Liverpool, the town of Bridgewater purchased the section inside its municipal boundaries. Passing through the centre of town and following alongside the LaHave River, this made for an ideal community trail, and it was not long before construction began. The centrepiece of the system is the bridge crossing the LaHave, a massive steel structure perched high above the stream. With a great deal of financial support from the Michelin Tire Company, whose familiar logo now adorns the side of the bridge, it was restored in truly grand style. In addition to the usual decking and railing, covered picnic tables, located near the middle of the span, were part of the integrated development. This makes it a favourite spot for walkers and bikers to rest, and enjoy the view downstream. The Centennial Trail opened on July 31, 1999, and is easy walking, suitable for families.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bridgewater
Length: 10 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to moderate
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Other Uses: Mountain biking, cross-country skiing, wheelchairs
Local Maps: Bridgewater 21 A/7
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