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Balancing Rock Trail

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Address: Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Well done, and beautiful

The new trail has good drainage, so even when it's wet, the collateral is minimal considering you are marching through wetland. Loved the interpretive signs with geological and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The new trail has good drainage, so even when it's wet, the collateral is minimal considering you are marching through wetland. Loved the interpretive signs with geological and medicinal plant info. When you get to the rocks, directly across the bay you see a church steeple. What you are looking at is Sainte-Marie, at Church Point, and Université Sainte-Anne.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A 1.7 Km walk in a beautiful trail. Damp, mosquitoes herds, rich flora and a lovely trail all along. In the end it turns into 235 steps going down into the site itself. Breathtaking. Coming back is a bit strenuous, but all in all the experience is exceptional.

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Antigonish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Excellent trail with interpretive signs about the plants. Boardwalk and trail well maintained. Skunk cabbage, fiddle heads, larch. Then LOTS of steps down to the beach level to see the amazing Balancing Rock. Worth the effort :)

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The trail isn't very long (stated as 1.7 km, but that must be round-trip) and isn't strenuous, unless you try climbing the stairs on the return without a rest, leading to an excellent viewing platform by the balancing rock. It can get busy in summer, with folks competing for the best photo spots, but on a grey day in May,... More 

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Only a kilometer hike out to the shore then you descend 235 steps! But the steps are worth the views! Absolutely gorgeous! The path is clear and well worn in so hiking is easy for all ages! Plus you get to take a ferry out to it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love climbing up it every time just like when we were kids. Stairs can kill... so can the view. Trail is awesome come here everytime!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love this hike down to the cliffs of the Bay of Fundy. I have I visited many times growing up - back when the steps did not exist but merely a rope down the cliff - but now the steps are sturdy and accessible for those up to the challenge! The platform gives a safe view of the rock... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This trail is well maintained and easy to walk, however there are approximately 249 stairs to get to the viewing platform. It was well worth it, but if you have trouble with stairs, this is not the trail for you. It's about 1/2 hour one way. It's located between the ferries on Digby Neck; you might want to keep the... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a nice diversion from our trip to Digby. You need to take the Petit passage ferry which runs on a schedule but also whenever they feel like. It's $5.50 to go to Tiverton and free to return. From the ferry it's a 3 or 4 minute drive. You park in the lot by the road and it's a... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The trail is good and easy to follow. Moderate effort at best in terms of terrain. Plan on about 150 steps to climb on the way back The rock is interesting but not quite as exciting as guide books suggest. Still, if you want a walk with a destination this one is pleasant.

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Address: Address: Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Tiverton

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