Shearwater Flyer

Shearwater Flyer – 8.0 km (one way)

This trail follows the route of the Musquodoboit Railway from Shearwater to Bissett Road, where it joins the Salt Marsh Trail. It is a 99 foot right of-way with mostly private properties on either side. It crosses bridges that offer good fishing spots, and passes several bogs with unusual flora. The trail is level and the surface is a mix of gravel and crusher dust.

Sport played a major part in life at Shearwater Air Base. Initially, the RCAF Station Dartmouth Flyers (renamed Shearwater Flyers in 1949 when it became a naval air station) competed in the Halifax City Canadian Football League. Subsequently, they played in the Nova Scotia Football League from 1951 and the Atlantic Football Conference in 1965. They won the national intermediate football championship in 1957. To this day Shearwater based teams proudly display the Flyers team name.


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