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Beautiful in the Fall

Travelling Digby Neck to Long and Brier Islands and this trail is a must do. It is a 2.5 km return... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2019
Edmonton, Canada
Highlight of our Holiday

It's not an easy place to get to (by car and by foot)... but well worth it. Once off the ferry... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2019
Ayr, Canada
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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All reviews nice walk take your time long island digby neck worth the trip the cliff easy hike well worth the effort knee problems unique rock formations brier island stairs leading down nova scotia day trip whale watching beautiful view ocean explorations
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

Travelling Digby Neck to Long and Brier Islands and this trail is a must do. It is a 2.5 km return trail through a forest to the coast and then 235 steps down to see the rock and coastal scenery. Well worth the effort.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 17KAG
Reviewed January 19, 2019

It's not an easy place to get to (by car and by foot)... but well worth it. Once off the ferry, simply follow the main road (and your fellow ferry vehicles) to a visible parking lot. From there, it's a 1 km+ trek through the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CoupontheKitty
Reviewed December 11, 2018

very amazing to find such a gem tucked away in a remote location! it is interesting to see how such large rocks(tons) can actually balance on the other rocks, and how they happen to come this way.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank irish194960
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Started out fromYarmouth and the trip was relaxing and enjoyable. Went with some girlfriends and my dog. Great walk and interesting levels to get to Balancing Rock. Such a beautiful spot and view once you get down to the Rock. Sat there quite awhile enjoying...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fran D
Reviewed October 1, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Resser06
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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birds, squirrel s, chipmunks. ..no bears.