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“Balancing Rock, Tiverton, NS”

Balancing Rock Trail
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Tiverton
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Bedford, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Balancing Rock, Tiverton, NS”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

If you like to explore and hike, then it's worth going to see this fascinating basalt rock formation. It's a 2.5 km. walk through the woods and lots of steep steps (235 of them!) . Off Hwy. 217, just minutes away from the ferry on Long Island. It's vertical and just sits on a rock cliff on it's tip, does not move! Very popular and well photographed.

Visited August 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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“Balancing Rock”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Still find this very amazing especially knowing there are spaces between the rocks, it's around 1 klm from the parking lot and have to walk 235 stairs to get down to the landing to see the rock

Visited August 2013
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boston
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“Balancing Rock, Tiverton NS”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Very pretty ocean bluff on Digby neck in NS. you will use a ferry to get across from Digby Neck to Long Island where this place is, there is a fee for the ferry. You'll walk down a trail through the woods (part is muddy, part is boardwalk) to get out to the balancing rock area. it's pretty easy access for anyone, but it's basically just the rocks and St Mary's bay that you'll see.

Visited August 2013
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“Nature is a wonder”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Was a beautiful sunny day however, some parts of the trail were difficult to get around due to the mud from previous days of rain. If you have physical limitations (knees) it is a long walk back. Lots of steps. Gorgeous site, best in a.m for sun, before 11 for light.

Visited July 2013
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“Great Once you get to the bottom.”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We thought we would take in this natural wonder before we went whale watching. Ferry ride over to Long Island was short, and easy to get to and it is an easy drive to the Rock. It kind of went down hill from there a bit.It was a beautiful sunny day but there were LARGE sections of the trail that we muddy, swampy and very difficult to traverse. There are steps at the end, wooden boardwalks along the trail but it would have been nice to have water tight shoes! The signs do say there are wet sections but more than we expected. Once you get to the bottom it really is incredible. Portable washrooms available at the top were clean.

Visited July 2013
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