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Balancing Rock Trail

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Address: Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Karen P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Church Point, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a very long hike but it's a well-kept trail. The first part of the trail is marked with pebbles but then there's wooden bridges to keep you away from the grassy areas. There are mosquitos so be weary. All through out your hike, there's a lot of signs explaining the local plant life. It's fun to spot the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful hike with signs along the trail providing info on the vegetation and traditional uses. Easy descent to the ocean

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Beaver Bank, N.S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful short (15min one way) hike. Trail is easy and mostly flat. There are a couple short hills and a set of staits down to the rock. If you can walk a dog you can do this hike. Nice little treasure to explore. Clean washrooms and picnic tables. Trail is well maintained.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Hiked Balancing Rock Trail on our way back from Brier Island Whale watching tour. It's right off the highway, you won't miss the sign and totally worth doing this short hike. The trail itself is straight and easy and it ends with 235 stairs. But the views at the end of the trail are literally breath taking. Rocks and Sea... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

If you love to discover nature's amazing feat and you happen to be spending your short spring break at Maritime Canada of Nova Scotia, this can be worth your time. Visit The Balancing Rock in Tiverton NS. We were lucky to have a wonderful spring day during our visit. We left Halifax at 9 am and got there at 12:30ish.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The parking lot is only 4 KM from the ferry. But the walk to the viewing area is at least 45 minutes slightly up hill. Then there are the steps! Allow enough time to enjoy the view and to rest.

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