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Balancing Rock Trail

Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Tiverton
Type: Hiking Trails
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nova scotia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went for a nice walk out to see Balancing Rock and had a great day . My wife , daughter , two close friends and I went there a few weeks ago and really enjoyed ourselves . The walk in was very nice with a nice little marsh area and lots of signage about the local trees and bushes... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you're planning a trip to Nova Scotia this spot needs to be on your list of places to see! It's a bit of a hike from the parking lot, and as others have noted make sure you wear good walking shoes / hiking boots. My wife and I went and got some great photos for our collection. The view... More

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Saulnierville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It's a bit of a hike, wear boots as it could be muddy; but worth it in the end. Although a little difficult to get right to the rock, there is a very nice spot to sit and have a snack while enjoying the view and the sound of the ocean. With a good zoom, on a clear day, you... More

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We just returned from Nova Scotia where we spent two wonderful weeks on Digby Neck! We visited Balancing Rock one day and went back with our brother and sister-in-law two days later! It was a great experience and I would do it again!

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

The trail is very nice but is long and there are a lot of stairs to get to the attraction. Worth seeing once if you have several hours.

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The trail was well maintained and I found the signs along the way very informative. Still a rough trail in part with exposed tree roots, would be very muddy after a rain. Step staircase down to the rock but very safe and well maintained. It was a hot, steep, climb back up and we had to stop to get our... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

If you enjoy natural wonders- check the balancing rock out. Quick walk through a wooded trail ( 20 minutes there and 20 back). Saw a sweet bunny on the trail today. The trip back up is rough as you have to climb steep stairs numbering at 225. Take it slow going back up and it's fine. Worth the trek.

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Bedford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

If you like to explore and hike, then it's worth going to see this fascinating basalt rock formation. It's a 2.5 km. walk through the woods and lots of steep steps (235 of them!) . Off Hwy. 217, just minutes away from the ferry on Long Island. It's vertical and just sits on a rock cliff on it's tip, does... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Still find this very amazing especially knowing there are spaces between the rocks, it's around 1 klm from the parking lot and have to walk 235 stairs to get down to the landing to see the rock

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boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Very pretty ocean bluff on Digby neck in NS. you will use a ferry to get across from Digby Neck to Long Island where this place is, there is a fee for the ferry. You'll walk down a trail through the woods (part is muddy, part is boardwalk) to get out to the balancing rock area. it's pretty easy access... More

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