Accommodations Nova Scotia

Your Guide To Accommodations In Nova Scotia

Long Island, Nova Scotia

Between the rip tides of Petite Passage and Grand Passage lies Long Island, featuring rugged coastlines and striking basalt formations. The five minute ferry ride from Digby Neck lands you in Tiverton, where the Island Museum is located. A few kilometres down the road is the trailhead to the world-famous "Balancing Rock," a spectacular columnar basaltic sea stack.

On the south western end of the island you will find the community of Freeport, with a beautiful harbour and a large fleet of lobster and fishing boats. Long Island boasts plenty of phenomenal views and tasty seafood.

  • Turn right off the ferry to visit Boar’s Head Lighthouse, where the strong tides have eroded the shape of a boar’s head into the rocks
  • Hike along the Balancing Rock Trail to view this unusual structure consisting of a column of basalt standing straight in the air, balanced on only a tiny portion of its tip
  • Hop onto a zodiac or hard bottom boat for a whale watching trip

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