Sandy and Judy Hines
There are few recreation facilities located in the Beechville/Lakeside/Timberlea (BLT) area but there are fantastic facilities close by. The area does have a fabulous walking trail along an abandoned railway line called BLT Rail to Trails. This 9 km trail system is a very popular area for walkers, runners and owners of recreation vehicles. There are some outdoor sports fields in area so sports such as soccer, football and baseball are common.
Many of the recreation facilities used by BLT residents are found in Clayton Park, which is only a few minute drive away. Clayton Park has some of the best recreation facilities found anywhere.
The Canada Games Center is an indoor recreation center that opened in 2011. This facility has an 8 lane 25 meter indoor swimming pool, 3 special use pools, 52,000 sq ft field house , a 6 lane indoor track , 11,000 sq ft fitness and wellness center and more.
There is another indoor pool and indoor tennis courts at the Northcliff Center and many facilities at the Mainland Common. The Mainland Common is slated to be the major recreation center in HRM. The Main Land Common currently has 2 outdoor playing fields with artificial turf, an indoor soccer field, a baseball field and more.
The salt water beaches of the south shore such Queensland and Hubbards are a 20-30 minute drive away. The BLT area is very well located to take advantage of this feature and many of the residents do just that.
The Beechville/Lakeside/Timberlea area has lots of recreation opportunities for all ages and interest. If not in the community itself they are found a short drive away.
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