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Balancing Rock Trail

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Address: Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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One rock, many steps, well worth it.

The walk through the forest, and down to the shore is beautiful and worth the trip. Not for the faint at heart in the physical sense as it is a long climb back to the top... but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Delphos, Ohio
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure if it's a 1000 steps but it sure feels like it. Great stops along the way. Interesting rock formation. Be prepared to go down steep stairs and back up.

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Mush Lake
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk through the forest, and down to the shore is beautiful and worth the trip. Not for the faint at heart in the physical sense as it is a long climb back to the top... but lovely if you take your time

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Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I love the signs along the way that tell you about the plants native to the area and let you know exactly where you are on the route. Well maintained path. The steps leading down to the cliff are easy to walk because of the hand rails and good exercise on the way back up. Hauntingly beautiful scenery: crashing waves,... More 

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Thank Sheila H
Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We went there because of some spare time before a whale watching tour. The hike itself is nice but nothing special. If you are in the region and have time, check it out. Otherwise just skip it and you have not missed something.

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Thank DeeJay2010
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great hike for anyone. (Experienced/non experienced hikers) the hike in is 1.7km, takes about 20 minutes to hike in. There is a lot of information about the area and nature throughout the hike. There is a map on each info board along the trail to show you how far along the trail you are. After a 1/4... More 

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Thank Jenna D
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

A worthy 1 km hike with about 250 stairs! The information boards along the way are very informative but once down the stairs, WOW! It is amazing to see the massive rock balancing.. While others have crashed down. I wish I would have seen this when the leaves were changing.

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Thank paas67
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area this is definitely something you don't want to miss. Very enjoyable and informative trail.

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Kentville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

1.3kms walk in through the woods. Great signage of things to look for along the way. Very educational. 250 steps to the viewing platform. Quite a work out with the stairs!

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a short hike along a lovely trail to the coast to see the Balancing Rock. Along the way there are interpretive panels that point out various plants and trees. The Balancing Rock is quite amazing, and the view is lovely. You have to take 200+ stairs down to the viewing platform and then go back up. It's a... More 

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Thank Patricia G
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

After our amazing Ocean Expedition experience we took a short ride to see the balancing rock. Beware! There's a trail of nearly a mile to traverse with over 200 stairs at the end to get to the viewing platfom. For us the balancing rock, while novel, was really not that exciting especially after that hike and all those stairs. And... More 

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