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Balancing Rock Trail

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Address: Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Really cool. I recommend it

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
George Z
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Toronto
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Toronto
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Thank George Z
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The trail was nice and the balancing rock was worth the trip. A lot of steps, but not too difficult. My 7 year old daughter had no problem climbing back up the stairs.

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Thank jsandys1
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed it but my family didn't feel it was worth the effort. It is a bit of a hike and a lot of stairs.

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Thank Mindy H
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short walk along a well kept trail with a few information postings. Then there are ~100 stairs going down to see the rock. Totally worth the journey and quite educational.

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Thank rapalaspouse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful hike to an amazing site. Be warned there are 275 steps down to the viewing platform so that means 275 steps back up. When we got there we had some fun with our photos take a look. There are picnic tables in the parking lot if you pack a lunch. This took us less than an... More 

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Thank 4u2p
Nova Scotia, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked the trail and took some pictures of the intriguing balancing rock. I don't know if it is worth the steep walk back (especially in the heat the day we did it), but it was a nice hike (1.7 km, I think). Those 300 steps up from the water are tough for someone not in shape!

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Thank dj7622
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful natural attraction with gorgeous views. There is a 1 km hike to get to the stairs that go down to the viewing area and then 250 stairs to walk down to view the Balancing Rock. This means 250 stairs to climb UP on the way back. If you use a puffer for breathing issues you might want to make... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Easy hike, but like others pointed out, there are a lot of steps at the end, which could be tough for small children and folks with bad knees. Once you get to the end of the hike, you're on a boardwalk overlook so you can't do any additional exploring. If you plan to go, I'd suggest going in the morning... More 

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Thank JiffMan
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

It's not a long walk, but there are many many stairs to get to the balancing rock.... was it worth it???? We went we saw, but I wouldn't make it a must do if you're visiting.

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Thank DMintz22
Church Point, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

If you don't see it you will be believe it! The balancing rock is nature at it's best. The story goes that there have been boats tied to the rock trying to make it fall in the water but never got to see it happen. ware good hiking shoes because its a good walk to the rock, you will not... More 

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