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“trail markers needed”

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park
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Owner description: At Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, towering 185-meter (600-foot) cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy while the world’s highest tides lap at their base. Cape Chignecto is a 4,200-hectare natural environment park on a dramatic coastal peninsula. The park features 29 kilometres (18 miles) of pristine coastline, some of Nova Scotia’s most significant geological features, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, remnant old growth forest, scenic views, and a rich cultural heritage. We offer wilderness camping in secluded coves and ravines, while a spectacular coastal hiking trail leads visitors along high cliffs and deep valleys. Because Cape Chignecto is a wilderness hiking park, there are no drive-up camping sites.
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“trail markers needed”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

After a pleasant couple of hours hiking the Fundy Ridge Trail (which does not require the 3-4 hours noted in park literature) in the morning, we inquired at the visitor's center about short hikes in the Eatonville day use area. There were no trail maps for Eatonville available at the visitor's center in West Advocate, and we arrived there to find their center closed. There were no signs or trail maps posted that we could find anywhere, and the upshot was that we did not enjoy our time at that part of the park and found the afternoon disappointing.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank atastefortravel
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Truro, Canada
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129 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Eatonville Day Use Area”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is a review of some day hikes.

We had an enjoyable time starting from the Eatonville Day Use Area. There is one loop called the Three Sisters, an easy walk to some gorgeous views. There are several picnic tables scattered about, plus clean outhouses. For some reason, there are many ramps on this trail - perhaps, it's meant to be wheelchair accessible. The other loop is slightly longer and also gives great views of Squally Point.

From the loop, there is a trail leading down the cliffs to Anderson's Cove, where you can view from below what you viewed from up top. Awesome! This trail is more rugged than the simple loop trails.

We also followed a trail labelled "Elliot's Field", as we thought it might lead down to the water. It descended for a while but then turned uphill without going down to the water. We turned around and still don't know where this trail leads. There were no maps of it at the trailhead and the Eatonville Visitor Center was closed. I was unable to find information on the website.

Cape Chignecto scenery is spectacular, and the trail loops give beautiful views with an easy walk.

Visited August 2013
8 Thank musicalclara
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Level 6 Contributor
598 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“Stunning views”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

we loved that there was no entrance fee, we loved that we could experience the bay of Fundy tides, and we loved that for people like us that were there for a few hours there was a brief hike down the beach and some amazing things see in just a brief window. the lady at the desk said ideally you would spend 4 days and 3 nights hiking to get to see it all. make sure to sign in and out. there are no souvenirs sadly.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Jonathan K
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great hiking”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Beautiful sweeping views, nice trails although I only went about 5k. It is the largest Provincial Park in NS, with more than 50km of hiking and wilderness camping. Worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
Thank Aurora B
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Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Up hill.....WAY up hill!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Great spot, great views. And now, it's free! Being already afternoon when we arrived, we opted for the shorter (Red Rocks) trail. The markings to find the trail were a bit confusing. They were almost non existent on the route to reach the beginning of the actual trail and red markings are also the color used to show where the camp sites are located. Once you actually get on the trail, markings are very good. Luckily, we were used to doing a bit of hiking and in decent shape, as the trail seemed to go up steeply for a long time. We made it without any issues BUT, a little heads up about what to expect would have been desired when we were speaking with the attendant.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Wanita S
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