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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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Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I found out about this place from a local travel info place near Digby. I drove out and found the trailhead just off the highway. The walk is quite long, but it's through some beautiful scenery and lush plants and bogs! The stairs going down to the bottom of the cliff were spaced well and had quite a few stops... More

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Sweet Briar, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family was on the way for whale watching when we stopped to see the Balancing Rock. It is a healthy walk through an amazing variety of incredibly robust maritime and bog plants to get to the final 236 stairs. The basalt cliffs are breath-takingly beautiful over the aquamarine sea. If you have no physical disabilities this is a must-see... More

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Halifax, Canada
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60 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Someone sure did a fabulous job of making the trail to Balancing Rock. We hiked it on a recent wet/foggy day and were happy to have the gravel in one area and the boardwalk on the other. Even the 235 steps were made easy with material to grip your foot. It took us an hour to walk in, admire the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Easy walk but you have to be aware there are around 240 steps coming back. It is not stressful but take it easy. The trail is well kept and the climb is not steep.

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Newport News, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The trail is well maintained and is an easy climb until you get to the 256 stairs! The view is worth every step! There are bathroom facilities and ample parking.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The trail is very well maintained. There are decks built out over the rocks. Wicked cool. The view (weather permitting) is amazing. and then there's the balancing rock itself. Very cool.

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appleton
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I think the walk to get there through the worlds was more exciting than the rock itself. It was 250 or so steps to get down and then back up from the rock. My calves are still a little cramped.

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nova scotia
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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