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Gorgeous Setting

Started out fromYarmouth and the trip was relaxing and enjoyable. Went with some girlfriends and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fran D
Great little day trip

September is always a beauty in SW NS. We took a day trip to Long Island to visit Balancing Rock... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Lynette A
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“nice walk”(8 reviews)
“short hike”(6 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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All reviews nice walk short hike take your time long island viewing platform worth the trip digby neck local flora easy hike less than an hour the cliff board walk knee problems unique rock formations brier island stairs leading down whale watching tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Started out fromYarmouth and the trip was relaxing and enjoyable. Went with some girlfriends and my dog. Great walk and interesting levels to get to Balancing Rock. Such a beautiful spot and view once you get down to the Rock. Sat there quite awhile enjoying...More

Thank Fran D
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

September is always a beauty in SW NS. We took a day trip to Long Island to visit Balancing Rock. The drive down Digby Neck was gorgeous, with blue skies and fluffy clouds. Once we crossed on the ferry and arrived on Long Island we...More

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We recommend you do this before taking the Ocean Explorations Kodiak tour. We took the 10:30 a.m. ferry and hiked to the rock and back in time for the 12:30 p.m. whale tour. It was a nice way to get the heat pumping. Not recommended...More

Thank ParkerCharlotteRusty
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We're big plant nerds and were so excited to see a few plants on this trail we've never seen growing in the wild before - bunchberry and pitcher plants! Very cool plant ecosystems. Biggest thing to keep in mind when getting to this trail is...More

Thank Y4269LF
Reviewed 17 September 2018

beautiful views. We hustled on the trail after dinner and saw a gorgeous sunset. Got to balancing rock and back in 45 mim,\. Very well maintained trail

Thank Trek212990
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Not sure the sign was accurate with the distance to get to the balancing rocks. Worth seeing. Be prepared to walk up a lot of stairs on the way back.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The hike in was nice. Lots of stairs. Nice view of the ocean. I had thought it was bigger. It was nice to see.

Thank justmy0pinion
Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a wonderful trail. It is easy most of the way and then you descend down 400+ stair and then the Bay opens up in front of you. It is beautiful. But the reason for the climb down is Balancing Rock. We love finding these...More

Thank katbob101
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

My family went on a super hot day to the Balancing Rock. We were excited to see it based on the pictures we had seen. The walk was nice however hot (but then we got to the stairs). For those who are sensitive to heat...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I really enjoyed the drive out Digby neck and the 3 minute ferry to get to the balancing rock attraction. It really didn't feel like a 1.7km walk to me and although the stairs and handrail were a little slippery they weren't bad either. The...More

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Response from orode | Reviewed this property |
birds, squirrel s, chipmunks. ..no bears.