At Cape Chignecto, towering 180 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy, while the world’s highest tides lap at their base. Best described as a wilderness park, it has 29 km (18 mi.) of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests. The park offers over 60 km (37 mi.) of wilderness trails, a picnic area overlooking the Bay of Fundy, and remote walk-in campsites and cabins. Cape Chignecto provides an excellent opportunity for wilderness hiking, back-country camping and sea kayaking.
The Eatonville day-use park, near Apple River, provides visitors with an accessible trail system, viewing platforms, and picnic areas. Eatonville day-use park visitors must travel the West Apple River Road to the entrance at the Eatonville Visitor Centre, GPS N45 25.300 W64 53.657. (The centre is closed until further notice; however, the trails remain open.)
Note tide times, as you could be stranded until high tide recedes.
Campsite accommodations include:
92 wooded wilderness walk-in sites (12 kayak sites), 1 bunkhouse, and 4 cabins. No drive-up sites. Group sites are not available in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Camping for kayakers (registration required) at Refugee Cove and Seal Cove.
Park amenities include:
Vault toilets. Fires are permitted at designated walk-in sites at New Yarmouth only. Leashed pets permitted. All sites are pack-in/pack-out. No internet access.
Facilities / Services
• Wheelchair accessible (Eatonville location only)
Outdoor activities: Hiking, Kayaking
Directions: Rte 209, 45 km west of Parrsboro and 48 km from Joggins.