Laura, Kasper, and I kicked off the hiking season with a trek around Cape Chignecto. This is a 2.5 day adventure (about 52km) along the low mountain range that is part of the Appalachian Mountains and extends across the northern part of the Nova Scotia Peninsula. We have made this our annual KICK OFF hike and we were very fortunate that a number of friends we met last year during this time had returned as well. It was a great adventure shared with some great hiking companions. Weather was awesome but Saturday night was a little frosty in our tent (about -5). Here are a few photos from our journey. Thanks to Susan and Lynda-Marie for their photos.
VICTORIA DAY long weekend at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, 600-foot cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy while the world’s highest tides lap at their base. Cape Chignecto is a 4,200-hectare natural environment park on a dramatic coastal peninsula. The park features 29 kilometres (18 miles) of pristine coastline, some of Nova Scotia’s most significant geological features, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, remnant old growth forest, scenic views, and a rich cultural heritage.
We have completed this hike a number of times and enjoy it time and time again. On Day 1 we started at Red Rocks (visitor center) and hiked to Seal Cove to spend the night on the beach (20km). On Day 2 we hike from Seal Cove to Refugee Cove to spend the night on the beach (20km). And on Day 3 we hike back out to our vehicle left at Red Rocks (12km). This is a great 52km 2.5 day hike along Nova Scotia’s Coastline.