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Great little day trip

September is always a beauty in SW NS. We took a day trip to Long Island to visit Balancing Rock... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynette A
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Nice little hike before whale watching

We recommend you do this before taking the Ocean Explorations Kodiak tour. We took the 10:30 a.m... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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All reviews nice walk short hike take your time viewing platform long island worth the trip steep stairs local flora easy hike digby neck less than an hour the cliff board walk brier island knee problems unique rock formations whale watching tour
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

September is always a beauty in SW NS. We took a day trip to Long Island to visit Balancing Rock. The drive down Digby Neck was gorgeous, with blue skies and fluffy clouds. Once we crossed on the ferry and arrived on Long Island we...More

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recommend you do this before taking the Ocean Explorations Kodiak tour. We took the 10:30 a.m. ferry and hiked to the rock and back in time for the 12:30 p.m. whale tour. It was a nice way to get the heat pumping. Not recommended...More

Thank ParkerCharlotteRusty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're big plant nerds and were so excited to see a few plants on this trail we've never seen growing in the wild before - bunchberry and pitcher plants! Very cool plant ecosystems. Biggest thing to keep in mind when getting to this trail is...More

Thank Y4269LF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful views. We hustled on the trail after dinner and saw a gorgeous sunset. Got to balancing rock and back in 45 mim,\. Very well maintained trail

Thank Trek212990
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Not sure the sign was accurate with the distance to get to the balancing rocks. Worth seeing. Be prepared to walk up a lot of stairs on the way back.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The hike in was nice. Lots of stairs. Nice view of the ocean. I had thought it was bigger. It was nice to see.

Thank justmy0pinion
Reviewed August 6, 2018

What a wonderful trail. It is easy most of the way and then you descend down 400+ stair and then the Bay opens up in front of you. It is beautiful. But the reason for the climb down is Balancing Rock. We love finding these...More

Thank katbob101
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

My family went on a super hot day to the Balancing Rock. We were excited to see it based on the pictures we had seen. The walk was nice however hot (but then we got to the stairs). For those who are sensitive to heat...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I really enjoyed the drive out Digby neck and the 3 minute ferry to get to the balancing rock attraction. It really didn't feel like a 1.7km walk to me and although the stairs and handrail were a little slippery they weren't bad either. The...More

Thank WandaM286
Reviewed July 25, 2018

While exploring the Digby Neck area we decided to take this walk out to Balancing Rock. Nice walk with a bunch of stairs at the end. The Balancing Rock was very interesting / unique. The views out to the Bay of Fundy were also nice....More

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Response from orode | Reviewed this property |
birds, squirrel s, chipmunks. ..no bears.