BLT Rail Trail
The Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Trail is one part of a very long trail that spans from Joseph Howe Drive in Halifax all the way to Shelburne. This trail was once a rail line and was eventually built into a trail many years after the trains stopped rolling on it. Most of it is very flat, and wide enough for many trail users to share. Sections near Halifax are even paved. Ride from Halifax to the Bike and Bean in St Margaret's Bay and back for a day trip.
This very large wooded park in Dartmouth is great for meandering strolls on the city bike. It follows the old Shubenacadie Canal from Lake Micmac, past Lake Charles, and almost all the way to Lake Williams. You might find it difficult to run out of trails in this Park. Use it to connect to more advanced mountain biking areas such as Line 24 or Spider Lake Trails.
Salt March Trail
This trail follows the old rail line from Dartmouth to Porter Lake and crosses through the salt marshes in Cole Harbour and Lawrencetown. Bring your binoculars for bird walking stops to see Great Blue Herons, Goldeneyes, Spotted Sandpipers, and Black-bellied Plovers. You'll also spot seals, butterflies and people surfing. Start a journey on this trail in Shearwater where the Shearwater Flyer Trail begins.
Multi-use trails outside of metro
Harvest Trail, valley
Much like the other rail trails this one cuts through the valley. Starting in Grand Pre it goes beyond Kentville. It'll connect you to the Bird Sanctuary in Kentville if you don't mind the hills being a little steeper than the old rail bed.
Starting in Musquodoboit Harbour, this trail winds inland to Middle Musquodoboit between the river and steep hills and cliffs where many thrill seekers rock climb. Connected to it is the technical Admiral Lake Loop, but you might want to put on the hiking boots for that one.
Victoria Park, Truro
There are many paths of various sizes to go for a quiet ride on, all within the town of truro. Mountain bikers with more advanced skills are equally at home as there is plently of singletrack and a skills park to keep any rider busy here. Don't forget to check out the waterfalls in the middle of this park.