Woodland Multiuse Trail Association

Record #: MDS0006
Last Modified: 29 May 2019
Last Full Update: 28 Mar 2018


Located In Shelburne County
Where To Find Us
1784 East Sable River Road
Sable River, NS B0T 1V0
Areas Served Shelburne County


E-Mail scembree@auracom.com
Phone 902-656-2793
Contact Sherman Embree, Treasurer, Woodland Multiuse Trail Association; Phone: 902-656-2793
Alternate Contact Anita Hopkins, President, Woodland Multiuse Trail Association; Phone: 902-637-7934
Mailing Address c/o Sherm Embree, Trea WMTA 
1784 East Sable River Road 
Sable River, NS B0T 1V0

Description & Services

Trail Rating Easy for walkers and OHV users. Hybrid bicycle tires required for cyclists. Horses can use with some caution especially at bridges under construction.
Information The Woodland Multi-use Trail Association is a group of volunteers in partnership with the Shelburne County All Terrain Vehicle Association committed to the creation and management of a multi-use shared trail system in Shelburne County for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and to foster tourism through an appreciation of our natural environment and cultural heritage. WMTA have worked on this vision as follows: WMTA have built, operated and now maintain and manage over 72 kilometers of shared multi use trail across Shelburne County. There are 19.6 km of interconnected shared multi use trail in eastern Shelburne County to the Queen's County line at Wilkins Lake to join the Queen's County trail system into Port Mouton and Summerville Beach Provincial Park. This trail includes and starts with 10 kms of trail between Canada Hill Road in Allendale (outside of Lockeport) and goes to Hwy 3 in Sable River through the beautiful Sable wetland that connects with the Tom Tigney Trail (1.2 km Municipality of Shelburne trail) at one end and joins our 8.4 km Tom Tigney Wilderness Trail from Hwy 103 in Sable River (near km 117 at the East Sable River Road intersection). WMTA currently (Nov 2017) has a further 15 km of trail under construction from the Canada Hill Road in Allendale to Camp Jordan in East Jordan. This 15 kilometers is passable only to hikers and OHVs. It connects to the 2.6 km multi use (non motorized) Jordan River Trail operated by the Municipality of Shelburne. From the western end of the Jordan River Trail there is undeveloped rail bed into Shelburne Town. All these trail sections combine to connect the Town of Shelburne to Queens County to the east.
Sable River Trail Head at Hwy 103 Km 117 at East Sable Road
Sable Wetland
Woodland Multi-Use Trail Map

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In western Shelburne County you can now use 41.9 km of WMTA's shared multi use trail all the way from Clyde River to Yarmouth County line and then use Yarmouth County Trails (approx 50 km) all the way into Yarmouth Town. WMTA has built 4.6 km of trail from Hwy 309 in Port Clyde to Clement's Pond at km 64 of Hwy 103. WMTA completed, in October 2015, a further 10.2 km of trail to join the Barrington Bay Trail to the Clements Pond / Port Clyde trail. WMTA has also joined the Yarmouth County trail system by opening 10 km of trail between the Yarmouth / Shelburne County line at Charlesville to Woods Harbour Trail. A further 12.2 km of trail has been opened by WMTA from Woods Harbour to Barrington Bay at the Cape Sable Island Causeway Hwy 330 where it meets the Barrington Bay Trail.
Clyde River-Clement's Pond: Approaching Hwy 103
Sunrise-Barrington River
Barrington Bay Trail
Trail Head Kiosk in Barrington Passage at Hwy 330 at Mainland end of Cape Sable End Causeway
Horse back riding near Doctors Cove
Fresh Brook Bridge at Doctors Cove
Meetings First Thursday of most months at 7 PM in Centerville Fire Hall (even months) and Shelburne Fire Hall (odd months)
Accessibility Complete accessibility for all ages, capabilities and genders but only off trail facilities except for trail head at Cape Sable Island Causeway and various benches along the trail.