** SPECIAL COVID PRECAUTIONS **
Balancing Rock Trail is open but we are asking visitors to take special precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19:
- Practice proper social distancing at all times
- Look ahead before entering boardwalks, stairs or other narrow sections of trail. Take turns and allow others to exit before entering.
- Handrails should be used with caution. Please practice good hygiene including - avoid touching your face; wash hands before and after using trail
- for more up-to-date on COVID-19 please see: novascotia.ca/coronavirus.
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 253 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.