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Nice view

This is a good hike through the woods and ends up with a nice view of the split. The hike is not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Centennial, Colorado
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Perfect Beach at Entrance to Cape Split Hiking Trail.

The site is called Scots Bay, Nova Scotia and it is an absolute delight to behold. The fact that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mort S
Halifax, Canada
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Cape Split Road, Kentville, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0, Canada
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All reviews great hike long hike take your time bring lots of water beautiful view takes about hours the cliff tree roots nova scotia picnic lunch worth every step cars in the parking lot moderate hike bug spray hour minutes spend an afternoon km round trip
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good hike through the woods and ends up with a nice view of the split. The hike is not strenuous, but is about 6 kilometers each way. Be prepared for some muddy spots.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly not well informed about the hike at the outset.. Didn’t have the time to do a 5 -6 hr hike so got in for 2 hrs and then out 2 hrs. I’m sure it would be a.big reward to get to the point but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site is called Scots Bay, Nova Scotia and it is an absolute delight to behold. The fact that we went to this beach on a hot August day and there was not another soul in sight is enough to recommend it, all by itself....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mort S
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A hike of several hours (2 hours in 2 hours out at the most). And there is not too much climbing at all. When you get to the destination it is an exciting point of land - high above the The Bay of Fundy. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank maryvernafeehan
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This trail is in lousy condition. Don't be fooled by now well maintained it is at the beginning. There is lots of mud & standing pools of water on the trail. Of course this causes more mess because people cut into the woods to stay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jeanette D
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Good hike! Mostly through the woods, but with a beautiful view at the end. The terrain was easily passable but did have some steep changes in elevation. Suitable for anyone in average physical fitness.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caden C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Rain was predicted for the day we went, but we were lucky it stopped S short time after we set out! I was grateful that tHe boreal tidal rafting trip didn't work out (not enough interest) as I didn't relish freezing in a muddy river!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Great hike on a beautiful day. At the tip of the hike is where it's worth the trip in. Great spot to have a snack and sit and take in the beautiful scenery of the Bay of Fundy. It's a pretty busy there but on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank BanffHiker
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Husband and I hiked 6.5 km in and out. We were in the woods the majority of the trail, so hikers really do need to wait for the end for the reward. We didn't bring food with us, which would have improved things. There were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AtlCanTraveller
Reviewed 3 September 2018

8 km walk.Took us a little under 4 hours round trip with several quick stops. There is a washroom about maybe 3 km in as well as one at the base. No washroom at the top. BRING INSECT REPELLANT! The mosquitoes were vicious the closer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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23 July 2018|
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Response from HHArtist | Reviewed this property |
Please don't kayak to Cape Split! That is a danger beyond compare if you don't know what you are doing! The whirlpools off the split are simply enormous! There may be times it is safe, but you need to know.....and know for... More
26 March 2018|
Response from WHMeg | Reviewed this property |
There's no fee for hiking the trail. But make sure to allow plenty of time, not only for hiking, but also for spending time taking photos, taking breaks, or even eating snacks along the way.
9 August 2017|
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Response from Angela D | Reviewed this property |
Scots bay. :)