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Balancing Rock Trail

Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Balancing rock - did not yet loose it's balance

The biggest challenge for us, was to catch the ferry to Tiverton - runs every XX:30h - the ferry... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martin L
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Semi-rough terrain...lots of stairs but well worth it!

I loved this! It's worth the drive, and the walk to see it. The fall colours were beautiful and... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
Kathyrcalgary
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“short hike” (6 reviews)
“nice walk” (7 reviews)
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Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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"take your time"
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"short hike"
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"nice walk"
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"the cliff"
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"local flora"
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"easy hike"
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"worth the trip"
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"less than an hour"
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"board walk"
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"nova scotia"
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"brier island"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest challenge for us, was to catch the ferry to Tiverton - runs every XX:30h - the ferry back every full hour. It takes about 10 min to the parking lot for the trail and about 40 - 45 min to and from the...More

1  Thank Martin L
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

I loved this! It's worth the drive, and the walk to see it. The fall colours were beautiful and it's amazing to see the rock. The rugged coast is just a bonus. I'm not slim, or young, and the walk was fine. There was a...More

1  Thank Kathyrcalgary
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Have visited twice, ten years apart.On the first visit it was a wild forest hike, with a rope-assisted descent down the cliff to see the rock. On the second visit, a stroll along a walkway with steps down to the rock. On both occasions it...More

Thank sandlp2017
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. At the end of the trail you have to climb down steep but safe steps so need to be fit.

Thank movie b
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

This is a short trail and the terrain is not bad at all - ok for city shoes but I would not do it in flip flops. As noted by others it's a 1.7 km trail with 235 or so steps, so double that with...More

1  Thank travelfun001
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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Give yourself an hours for the hike. An easy hike with maintained trail. At the end there's many stairs and a few places to step off with seating if you need a rest or relax and enjoy the view. A definite must do!

Thank kfamily6
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

The hike from the parking area to the shore was a 2.5-km trail ending with a 235-step staircase to the shore to see the balancing rock from a platform. There were families with young children (not toddlers) who managed the hike.

Thank Joni M F
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Not a bad walk out to the rock but be aware there are several sets of stairs as you approach the rock. We found it took longer than we had planned. Not good for people with sore knees!

Thank J-A-P-E-S-33
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We were passing through, returning from a whale watching tour on Brier Island the day before. We left early in the morning in order to hike this trail before catching the ferry. Walking at a steady pace, it took us less than an hour to...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful sight over the ocean!! However, be prepared for an arduous journey to see it....it was much further than expected and advertised over a slippery rocky trail with protruding roots...up and down and just when you think you are almost there...250 steps down and...More

Thank dixieland8
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Sandi R
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Response from orode | Reviewed this property |
birds, squirrel s, chipmunks. ..no bears.
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