Hiking

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park – Eatonville Day-Use Trails

  • 2375 Eatonville Road
  • Dates: May 15, 2021 - October 12, 2021
  • Hours: Open weekends in May, daily from June to Labour Day, and weekends from Labour Day to closing in October (Thanksgiving Day).
Overview

Eatonville was once a vibrant shipbuilding and lumbering centre and harbour. Today, the Eatonville Day-Use area features approximately 5.5 kilometres of family-accessible trail systems leading to professionally engineered viewing platforms offering spectacular views of the Three Sisters sea stacks, Eatonville Harbour, the raised beach at Squally Point, and the upper Bay of Fundy. Other features include interpretive panels on the area’s scenery, history and culture and significant geological features; 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.

Trailhead: At the Eatonville Visitor Centre building (the centre is closed until further notice; however, the trails remain open).

Significant Feature: Viewing platforms offering breath taking views, beach access, interpretation, picnic areas.

Length: 5.5 kilometres (3.4 miles) return

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Three Sisters Trail Look-Off Loop 1–4: This trail directs you from the trailhead to look-off platforms at Anderson’s Cove, Eatonville Harbour and the iconic Three Sisters sea stacks. The return trip covers a distance of 2.6 km (1.6 mi.).

Squally Point Trail Look-Off Loop 5–6: This trail features some of the most spectacular scenery in the park including a boardwalk and viewing platforms offering a close-up view of a raised beach at Squally Point. The return trip for this trail covers a distance of 3.1 km (1.9 mi.).

For your comfort and safety:
• Stay on the trail system. The cliff line is constantly eroding and may be unstable. Approach cliffs only at designated viewing areas.
• Access to the shore can be dangerous as there is no shoreline at high tide and rocks are slippery and covered with aquatic plants. Exploring the tidal zone is restricted, and this MUST be arranged with park staff.
• The Cape Chignecto ecosystem is unique and may be fragile. Do not remove or damage plants and wildlife.
• No open fires are permitted.
• Please dispose of garbage in the cans provided.
• Comfortable footwear, insect repellent and a wind jacket are recommended.

Cell phone coverage is usually available at high elevations or on beaches.

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