The Salt Marsh Trail is part of the abandoned Musquodoboit railroad that has been transformed into a popular trail. The trail provides an easygoing adventure with the salt marshes for all. The Shearwater 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. Both trails are apart of The Great Trail.