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Address: Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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A short, but scenic walk.

I love the signs along the way that tell you about the plants native to the area and let you know exactly where you are on the route. Well maintained path. The steps leading down... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheila H
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Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada
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Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the signs along the way that tell you about the plants native to the area and let you know exactly where you are on the route. Well maintained path. The steps leading down to the cliff are easy to walk because of the hand rails and good exercise on the way back up. Hauntingly beautiful scenery: crashing waves,... More 

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Thank Sheila H
Boston, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We went there because of some spare time before a whale watching tour. The hike itself is nice but nothing special. If you are in the region and have time, check it out. Otherwise just skip it and you have not missed something.

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Thank DeeJay2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a great hike for anyone. (Experienced/non experienced hikers) the hike in is 1.7km, takes about 20 minutes to hike in. There is a lot of information about the area and nature throughout the hike. There is a map on each info board along the trail to show you how far along the trail you are. After a 1/4... More 

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Thank Jenna D
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

A worthy 1 km hike with about 250 stairs! The information boards along the way are very informative but once down the stairs, WOW! It is amazing to see the massive rock balancing.. While others have crashed down. I wish I would have seen this when the leaves were changing.

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Thank paas67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area this is definitely something you don't want to miss. Very enjoyable and informative trail.

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Thank Mike H
Kentville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

1.3kms walk in through the woods. Great signage of things to look for along the way. Very educational. 250 steps to the viewing platform. Quite a work out with the stairs!

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Thank kellywesthaver2016
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is a short hike along a lovely trail to the coast to see the Balancing Rock. Along the way there are interpretive panels that point out various plants and trees. The Balancing Rock is quite amazing, and the view is lovely. You have to take 200+ stairs down to the viewing platform and then go back up. It's a... More 

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Thank Patricia G
Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

After our amazing Ocean Expedition experience we took a short ride to see the balancing rock. Beware! There's a trail of nearly a mile to traverse with over 200 stairs at the end to get to the viewing platfom. For us the balancing rock, while novel, was really not that exciting especially after that hike and all those stairs. And... More 

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Thank Gregg M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice, little hike to a beautiful piece of geological history. Interesting info along the way to describe the scenery.

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Thank shelbystone
Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, a must see attraction.. We went during low tide and walked all around. It was raining when we went but we had our ponchos luckily. Bring a camera because you will get some nice pics

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