Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail: Beauty Amidst Bustle

The Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail is a three-kilometre trail extending from Dartmouth's Alderney Ferry Terminal to the Woodside Ferry Terminal. Establish Nova Scotia (then Waterfront Development), Halifax Regional Municipality and the Dartmouth Harbourfront Trails Association supervise the Harbourwalk. The trail links to the Trans Canada Trail, Halifax's park system, biking and walking routes, and enhance continued advancement of downtown Dartmouth.

This is a most pleasurable walk that took me along Halifax Harbour from Alderney to Woodside. The course is completely paved and well preserved. A good part of the trail is shaded, tucked within a most enjoyable park-like atmosphere.

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The views of the Harbour and the Halifax skyline are incredible. One location along the path passes through a small enterprise zone which boasts some actually vibrant and distinct city art. There are several benches found along the path which are nice for relaxing and taking in the views. If you are a fast walker, the journey from Alderney to Woodside can be covered in about 45 minutes. If you are strolling to Woodside, you can treat yourself to a plate of fish and chips at John's Lunch which is located across the parking area from the ferryboat terminal.

Good places to eat at either end though, so make it a lunch walk. Handy downtown, NSCC -Community College, Hospital and dining establishments, as well as Woodside Ferry.

The popular path area includes the mural art job developed on outside walls around Dartmouth Cove. This collaborative project includes the development of murals by regional and international artists around Maitland and Canal Streets. This collaboration has actually worked to alleviate graffiti in Dartmouth while transforming target walls into a neighborhood art project that continues to grow through the Hopscotch Urban Arts Festival.

The initial Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail task was prepared and built by Develop Nova Scotia, in conjunction with a variety of other government companies and neighborhood groups.

If you’re planning a trip to the Harbourwalk Trail, there are a few resources that can help you make the most of your visit. The Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre is a great place to start. They have six locations throughout the province, including one in Halifax, where you can drop in for information on Nova Scotia’s travel experiences. Their friendly and knowledgeable travel counsellors and tourism ambassadors can help you plan your trip and make the most of your time on the Harbourwalk Trail.

Another useful resource is the Tourism Nova Scotia website. Here you can find information on visitor centres, travel guides, and top attractions and experiences throughout the province.