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The Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex in Dayspring, better known as the MARC, is a year round outdoor recreation facility. With 100 acres of open space, including fields, woods, ponds, brooks and trails, the MARC is perfect for flying a kite, having a picnic, stargazing, watching wildlife near the ponds or exploring the trails. You can also book a softball field for a friendly game or for a birthday party. In the winter, the MARC is also used for cross country skiing, skating, and tobogganing. With so many offerings, the MARC is ideal to meet all of your recreation needs.

The MARC is comprised of the following:

Trails:

  • Panikiskiaq Pathway
  • Ten kilometres of hiking trails.  pdf MARC Trail Map Colour (454 KB)  
  • Bike trails for all skill levels. Check out the MARC Bike Trail Map, pdf by difficulty rating (3.88 MB) , or by pdf trail name (2.11 MB) .    You can also visit Lunenburg County Mountain Bike Association - LCMBA on Facebook or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information)

Sporting Activities:

  • Pond for fishing and canoeing - Spring, Summer
  • Softball fields - please call 902-541-1343 to enquire about ballfield bookings, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 18 Hole Disc Golf Course (9 baskets) Visit South Shore Disc Golf on Facebook
  • BMX/Mountain bike skills park. 

Play:

  • Community Playboxes are located, seasonally, near the picnic/pond area and by the ballfields. These are filled with a collection of seasonal equipment for you to use, enjoy and return for other people to use.

Winter Activities:

  • Pond for skating (conditions permitting)
  • Two toboggan runs
  • Ten kilometres of skiing trails (ungroomed), skis and snow shoes available for hire, please see our equipment loan page.

Address:

  • Recreation Complex - 33 Leary Fraser Road, Dayspring
  • Ballfields - 97 Leary Fraser Road, Dayspring

Please note:

  • Leash your pet.
  • Hunting and trapping are prohibited in all Municipal Parks and Green Spaces.
  • No motorized vehicles are permitted on the trails or green spaces.
  • Bicycles are permitted but exercise caution with other trail users.
  • Overnight camping: subject to approval, special requests from organized groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.
  • There is no winter maintenance on the trails. Please respect trail tracking for skiing and snowshoeing.

pdf Directions to the MARC. (133 KB)