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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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Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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

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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Riverview, New Brunswick
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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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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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