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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

1108 West Advocate Road, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: At Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, towering 185-meter (600-foot) cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy while the world’s highest tides lap at their base.... more » Owner description: At Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, towering 185-meter (600-foot) cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy while the world’s highest tides lap at their base. Cape Chignecto is a 4,200-hectare natural environment park on a dramatic coastal peninsula. The park features 29 kilometres (18 miles) of pristine coastline, some of Nova Scotia’s most significant geological features, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, remnant old growth forest, scenic views, and a rich cultural heritage. We offer wilderness camping in secluded coves and ravines, while a spectacular coastal hiking trail leads visitors along high cliffs and deep valleys. Because Cape Chignecto is a wilderness hiking park, there are no drive-up camping sites. « less
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Signage could be better, and we only went to the West Advocate entrance to the park (which was on our route to Eatonville) because we wanted to look at the beach - didn't realise it was the only place to sign in and get information because the Eatonville centre is not open. Once there, however, we found good look-offs and... More

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Raamsdonksveer
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were visiting this park on a rainy day in august. That is why we decided to do a shorter hike, because we wouldn't like to get soaked. We went for the trail along the beach and then up the hill (approx. 5 km loop) The path was very well signed, and in good condition (even during this rain) After... More

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Halifax, NS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This summer we decided to do a short backpacking trip in Chignecto Provincial Park. What a beautiful area, it takes my breath away when I'm there. The tides in this area are something to see! We started by camping at Eatonville (also called Elliott field, I believe) where we had site 9 by the river. (Site 10 is in the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

As someone who is usually rather verbose, I'm almost at a loss for words to describe Cape Chignecto. In the simplest terms, be prepared to experience stunning beauty and be awed by the power of the magnificent Bay of Fundy. But beyond that, the park offers gruelling and challenging hiking trails that reward you with spectacular views. We did the... More

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Riverview, New Brunswick
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

WE stayed at the driftwood chalets-highly recommended. They were about 1/2 hour walk to the park entrance.The trails were challenging and very scenic,I would not recommend these traile to people how do not hike regularly. The day hikes at the Eatonville entrance are not difficult but are under 3 km loops. I liked to hike about 6-8 hours aday and... More

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Amherst, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Hiking in the beautiful Eatonville trails, listening to the wind, nature and the waves...........what better place to forget about your daily troubles and enjoy nature.

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Baddeck, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I did one of the short trails, which was nice but I bet the longer multi-day hike would be more interesting!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

After a pleasant couple of hours hiking the Fundy Ridge Trail (which does not require the 3-4 hours noted in park literature) in the morning, we inquired at the visitor's center about short hikes in the Eatonville day use area. There were no trail maps for Eatonville available at the visitor's center in West Advocate, and we arrived there to... More

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Halifax, NS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is a review of some day hikes. We had an enjoyable time starting from the Eatonville Day Use Area. There is one loop called the Three Sisters, an easy walk to some gorgeous views. There are several picnic tables scattered about, plus clean outhouses. For some reason, there are many ramps on this trail - perhaps, it's meant to... More

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Pennsylvania
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59 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

we loved that there was no entrance fee, we loved that we could experience the bay of Fundy tides, and we loved that for people like us that were there for a few hours there was a brief hike down the beach and some amazing things see in just a brief window. the lady at the desk said ideally you... More

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