The Halifax Regional Municipality encompasses the cities of Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford, and several towns and villages; lakes, rivers, and streams, part of the Shubenacadie Canal, and an intricate and beautiful coastline. Beautiful, well-tended, easily accessible trails throughout the region offer outdoor pleasure to all, and Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality outlines gentle excursions for people of all abilities. Michael Haynes has selected 25 representative trails. Haynes gives careful, detailed information about each in a "Trails-at-a-Glance" chart and in synoptic form at the head of each trail description. As well as describing the trail and illustrating it with maps and photographs, Haynes includes sidebars on features unique to the trail or region.