Cape Chignecto Day Use Hiking Trails in Eatonville
We headed out to the Day Use trails at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park – Eatonville section. The visitor centre was closed on our visit in early October, but we still were able to enter the park and explore the almost 6 kms of trails along the coastline of the Bay of Fundy.
There are a number of lookout points including a steep hike down to Anderson Cove. But overall the trails were essentially old carriage trails with numerous spots for picnic tables and benches to enjoy the view.
The area, like many others in the area, were busy logging settlements. On a clear day, you can see across the Bay of Fundy towards the town of Alma and Fundy National Park which for all purposed was an abandoned logging town once the sawdust filled the salmon rich rivers and pools.
The hiking is fairly easy, with no difficult sections. Plan your visit on a clear day to fully enjoy the scenery. Depending where you came from, you either return to Amherst or take the scenic route to Advocate Harbour to Five Islands and to Truro.
For a more challenging route, the Advocate Harbour entrance to the park offers more options including walk-in camping sites and cabins in case you wanted to undertake the 3 day backcountry hike around the cape.
Update: The visitor centre at the Eatonville location has been closed permanently due to structural issues. So I’d visit the Advocate harbour location if you want to speak to park staff or get literature.