Macintosh Run Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Herring Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.3 miElevation gain246 ftRoute typeOut & back
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The short lakeside trail is one of a number of trails located within the land known as the Purcell's Cove Backlands. McIntosh Run trail stretches along rivers, ponds, and marshland connecting a number of surrounding subdivisions. The trail offers opportunities to bike, walk, and run, as well as snowshoe and cross country ski in the summer. Part of the trail remains undeveloped, where the pathway morphs from smooth gravel to rocky woodland pathway, heading towards Roach's Pond.

Parking: Best parking is at the large community parking lot at the trailhead off of Herring Cove Road. Bus routes leading to this trail are the 9 and 14. The 9 will take you right beside the trailhead on Herring Cove Road.

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David Guy
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Leslie Power
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Tried out the newer portion the trail "Joe Cracker". Nice little walk through the woods. A bit icy though.

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Victoria Jones
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Hannah Richardson
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Great!

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Dee J
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WalkingMuddy

It was a well paved route but there was a ton of garbage and waste from local construction.

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Ella Field
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It was very fun and not enough chesterfields lmao ahahah got off trail a purple of times overall really great hike!

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Susan Beamish
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Matt Nightingale
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Jason Ashman
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Lana McMichael
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Would be a great snowshoe hike on fresh snow.

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Wrahnda Dyson
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Beautiful spot!! Love it!

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John Gurp
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noah turcotte
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Chris Schofield
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WalkingGreat!

Wish I could say I enjoyed this trail more,but the truth is it's more of a gravel path through or near residential subdivisions,some of which are new construction and rather noisy as you travel the nearby path. Great river views though and the very easy flat path allowed me to go a a brisk pace .

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Raeesa Lalani
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Super different experience with the rocks :)

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Lily Barraclough
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HikingGreat!

This is more of a walking trail than a hike, lovely river views, gravel the whole way, quite busy.

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Victor Vasquez
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tim nagle
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Jerry Howell Jr
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It's closed due to construction.

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James Cosman
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Katherine Budden
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Jim MacKelvie
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Angie Little
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Amy Demone
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Nico Ricafort
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Ronnie Fisher
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Emma Bocking
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debra hickey
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Akash Rupareliya
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