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Barrington Bay Trail


Located In
Barrington Passage
Where To Find Us
Barrington Passage, NS
Areas Served
Shelburne County


Anna Kenney, Recreation Director, Barrington Recreation; Phone: 902-637-2903; Fax: 902-637-2598; Email:
Mailing Address
c/o Barrington Municipal Recreation 
PO Box 100 
27 Park Lane 
Barrington, NS B0W 1E0

Description & Services

Barrington Bay Trail 
(Approx. 2.3KM) 
Barrington Passage, NS 
The Barrington Bay Trail follows the old CNR Railway line from Barrington Passage to Doctor’s Cove.  
The path begins in Barrington Passage across from The Old School House Restaurant and ends near Doctor's Cove. 
There are two official exits one on Station Road, the other on Cape Sable Island Road. 
Interpretative signs are situated along the route, giving directions and other information pertaining to the trail and general locality. 
Over 100 species of flora has been found along the trail. Birds are a special part of the trail. In the bays, inlets, hedges and clearings, a wide diversity of specias find refuge i winter, nest in summer or reside year round. 
Fishing and seafaring has always been the main occupation of this area, most families being connected in one way or another with the sea. The municipality has received the title "Lobster Capital of Canada". 
This trail is looked after by the Woodland Multi-Use Trail Association.  
It’s a great trail for walking, hiking, biking, cross country skiing and horseback riding.  
Interpretive signs are found along the trail as well as rest stops and an observation deck with a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean. 

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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 | Last Full Update: 19 Oct 2017