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The Ovens Natural Park

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Address: 326 Ovens Road, Riverport, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Good short walking trail

The price is a bit steep for what you get. Overall geologically interesting and some great mini caves. Bring your camera or schnörkel gear for great kelp diving

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Nick L
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West Kelowna, Canada
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82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were totally impressed by this natural area; the coastline is stunning. Had we known more about this site ahead of time, we would have camped there to have been able to spend more time there. It was well worth the small entrance fee to be able to walk the short walk with 10 interpretive signs explaining the history and... More 

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1 Thank Debbourne
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92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The price is a bit steep for what you get. Overall geologically interesting and some great mini caves. Bring your camera or schnörkel gear for great kelp diving

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1 Thank Nick L
Bloomington, Indiana
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183 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

While some repairs to stairs, rails etc need to be done here, if you are careful you will be perfectly safe. You walk a cliff path and look over the rails to view the caves. In a couple of cases, you can descend stairs and get a good close up view. I wanted to make a video of the waves... More 

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1 Thank MeriR
Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016

After doing some research on the Ovens website, we decide to book Cabin #1 for the first stop in our roadtrip on vacation. As the pictures and information arnt very clear on the website we werent sure what to expect. We paid $64CND(taxes and fees included) for a 1 night stay in a double bed cabin that also had a... More 

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1 Thank HollyLori
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It cost us $10 per person, which would have been fine if the hike from end to end took the hour they advertise. In fact, the hike took 15 minutes. The caves were interesting, but not worth $20. I'd say their website stretches the truth in terms of what is offered. You can do better for less with many alternatives... More 

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1 Thank Dan L
Halifax, Canada
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103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The beach has to be seen on low tide. The caves are really amazing and a most see if you are in the area. It is kind of over priced for what you get to see. Given the park is run down and in need of some replacement wood which the money from admissions should be going to, it is... More 

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2 Thank 795stevec
Nova Scotia
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stayed at the campground for 2 nights and paid $115 for a spot in an open field. The employees in the office were curt and the bathrooms were in need of repair and cleaning. On a positive note, the trail was enjoyable and the views from the Ovens were great.

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4 Thank bluenosegirl06
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I see so many ppl referring this place as provincial or not being kept up by the province. This park is privately owned and has nothing to do with the province. Which is why they can do and charge whatever they want. Prices are quite steep. Was $105 just to tent there for 2 nights with no power or water... More 

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6 Thank Jaime W
Kennebunk, Maine
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276 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our review is limited to the walk along the coast and viewing the caves. Other reviews talk about the campground, etc. This is our second visit to Ovens Park and we were delighted to return. It's not a National Park, it's privately owned, so don't expect perfection. The walking trail is adequate and the views of the coastline and seeing... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great little side trip from Lunenburg. This is a privately owned park, but they have done a good job with the trail.

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