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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, Outdoors
Owner description: At Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, towering 185-meter (600-foot) cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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.
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Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Yesterday, September 27th, was a beautiful day to experience the trail system at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. Phil and I had never been there before and really did not know too much about it, other than there was a trail system with one being approximately 50 km in length. Always looking for a challenge we decided that we would try... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Having backpacked the iconic West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, and the lesser-known East Coast Trail on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland, Cape Chignecto’s coastal trail was a huge disappointment. Over our four days on the trail, we were probably getting views of the coast about 10% of the time. The trail itself is good with a decent amount of... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Do not take the Eatonville to Seal Cove hike. It is only in the woods and the scenery never changes. The trail is very muddy with lots of slippery tree roots. We never made it to Seal Cove as the scenery was just too boring. I would try to find another hike that goes along the cliff with ocean views.... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had hiked the 51 km camping with my husband and adult son in 2012, but felt strongly called to hike it alone. September temperatures were cool, so cabins made a lot of sense but availability ruled out going around the whole trail. This was a blessing as it opened my eyes to a different trip - Visitor Centre to... More 

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Sackville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The hike from the entrance along the beach and then 10 km s up the cape was really beautiful but difficult. I said to my friends that I felt I was getting closer to heaven with every trek ascending this trail. Well maintained with good signage. The view of the bay is spectacular in places. I would like to return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's beautiful! We went on a kayaking overnight with NovaShores, and loved it! One of the major benefits is that it's out of the way and not crowded (unlike some other areas on the Bay of Fundy). We had the whole beach to ourselves and only saw about 5 other people the whole day.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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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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