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Hiking Burntcoat Head Park in Nova Scotia

WARNING- Be aware of the tide schedule

We took advantage of the low tide along the Bay of Fundy and drove up to Burntcoat head park to walk along the ocean floor. for a few hours before the tide came back.

The Bay of Fundy tides this time of year drop from 44ft to 4ft, allowing you to walk along the ocean floor in several spots. Depending on which are, you either walk in mud or hard rock.

Burntcoat head park is such a location, settled in 1796, there were three lighthouses that kept boats away from the coastline. The original lighthouse was actually on the tea pot island which is the landmark feature of the park, but once erosion were down the connection, another lighthouse was rebuilt more inland.

The lighthouse now contains a museum and you can climb up to the top free of admission. Recent park upgrades now include flush toilets, picnic tables, chairs and redeveloped stone stair down to the ocean floor.

The hiking path at the park is a looped path through the garden and lookout spots. When you arrive during low tide, then you will be able to get down to the ocean floor.

You’ll be able to venture about for a few hours, but once the tide comes in, you absolutely need to make it back to shore. The rising tides along the Bay of Fundy are deceptive and quick.

Expect to hike a good 4-5km depending on your route and how far out you are able to go at low tide.

burntcoat head park hiking track file

 

waypoints at park

 

View this track via google maps

Learn more about the park via http://www.burntcoatheadpark.ca/



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Acacia Valley Hiking Trails


We waited until the rain stopped and hiked almost 9kms of moss and granite near Digby, Nova Scotia within the Acacia Valley Hiking Trails.

We go down mill road and the trailhead is at the end of the road. You have the established trail along the Acacia river on the right (the car is facing uphill) and the newly established extension trail on the left. Doing both trails will total almost 9km of hiking along moss & granite.

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Mont Saint Bruno – Hiking in Montreal

Mont Saint Bruno – A very popular destination for walkers, runners during the warm months and even more popular during the winter with its cross-country skiing trail and downhill ski; this provincial park at the of the Montreal metropolis is worth the visit.

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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.

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Caribou Munroes Island Provincial Park

Off for a post-Christmas hike at Caribou – Munroes Island Provincial Park. Being in the off-season it was easier to around the camping & park section without trouble.

We headed to the back of the camping area for the cliffs. Here we found the stairs down to the beach where our hike will start. The hike is mainly along the beach line around the island.

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Wards Falls

Wards Falls is very common trail that hikers around these parts bring up as they discuss their most favorite hikes. So after a early snow fall in the area, I decided that it was finally time to drive up to Parrsboro and check out the sights!

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Crystal Crescent Beach

On a hot summer morning, decided to drive down about 20 min from Halifax to Crystal Crescent Beach to check things out.

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Nine Mile River Trail

Lovely wooded trails along Nine Mile River. It is a lovely trail under wooded canopy with several boardwalks over wet areas. There are maps at the junctions and the trails are fairly well marked.

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Hiking And Exploring York Redoubt Historic Site

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