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Waypoint #11

Features and Amenities

Welcome to the Dynamite Trail and its Western trailhead.  This was once the location of the Mahone Bay Railway Station.  From here, passenger trains ran twice per day to Halifax.  There was also a battery powered Jitney (single car train) operating to Lunenburg. This train was partially re-charged by renewable energy and ran four times a day in the 1920s and ‘30s,

This is also the site of the most serious rail accident in Nova Scotia history.  In 1907, three people died when brake failure caused a massive derailment.

From here, you can travel East to Martins River where the Dynamite Trail ends; and it becomes the Rum Runners Trail, which continues on to Halifax.  To the West, you can take the Bay-to-Bay Trail to Lunenburg or the Adventure Trail to Bridgewater, then onward to Liverpool and Yarmouth.

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