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Balancing Rock Trail

Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Good exercise. Great sight

Give yourself an hours for the hike. An easy hike with maintained trail. At the end there's many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kfamily6
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Digby, Canada
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Short hike, some stairs down to the shore

The hike from the parking area to the shore was a 2.5-km trail ending with a 235-step staircase to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joni M F
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Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Give yourself an hours for the hike. An easy hike with maintained trail. At the end there's many stairs and a few places to step off with seating if you need a rest or relax and enjoy the view. A definite must do!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike from the parking area to the shore was a 2.5-km trail ending with a 235-step staircase to the shore to see the balancing rock from a platform. There were families with young children (not toddlers) who managed the hike.

Thank Joni M F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a bad walk out to the rock but be aware there are several sets of stairs as you approach the rock. We found it took longer than we had planned. Not good for people with sore knees!

Thank J-A-P-E-S-33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through, returning from a whale watching tour on Brier Island the day before. We left early in the morning in order to hike this trail before catching the ferry. Walking at a steady pace, it took us less than an hour to...More

Thank to_travel_is_my_life
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful sight over the ocean!! However, be prepared for an arduous journey to see it....it was much further than expected and advertised over a slippery rocky trail with protruding roots...up and down and just when you think you are almost there...250 steps down and...More

Thank dixieland8
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I did this trail as a day trip. The trail itself is more of a stroll and quite well marked with points of interest along the way with good information about the local flora. Then come the stairs! Well made and with...More

Thank Barb R
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Nice walk out to the rock. I enjoyed the information signs along the way, they had interesting facts and gave you a sense of where you were on the trail. I'd definitely walk it again.

Thank LucyDagger
Reviewed 2 August 2017

There is a board walk through the woods to access the site, which is clinging to the cliffs. The walk is about a mile and there are signs with information about the flora and fauna to be found. BUT there are around 300 steps down...More

Thank myramay
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The trail is well groomed and clear to the stairs. There are plenty of signs along the trail to describe the local flora that makes this forest home. The walk is not overly strenuous but will definitely give you a workout. Then when you get...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Its a fun road just getting there. The trail itself is lovely with several signboards telling about the interesting flora along the trail. It is the first time I've ever seen a sundew plant in person - the photos always make them seem so large...More

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birds, squirrel s, chipmunks. ..no bears.
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