Effective immediately Balancing Rock Trail is closed until further notice. The Municipality supports the Province and their efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to keep citizens safe. We urge all residents to practice proper social distancing.
BALANCING ROCK TRAIL
How is it balanced there? 20 tonnes or more of volcanic rock balanced precariously on a ledge above the waves of St. Mary’s Bay.
The 1.7 km Balancing Rock Trail leads visitors from the parking lot, just off Highway 217 outside Tiverton, through woods and bog to the southern shore of Long Island.
At the end of the trail, a series of 235 wooden steps provide access to a cliffside viewing platform overlooking the 20-foot high finger of basalt.
Comparing two Long Island Trails - Balancing Rock versus Central Grove, Digby Courier, August 2011.