Balancing Rock Trail
For the past several months the Municipality; the Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism and the Digby Recreation Commission have been working with the Friends of the Islands Trails Society, the Freeport Discovery Centre and Roy Cossaboom to redevelop the Balancing Rock Trail in Tiverton. The trail has undergone a considerable refit with 460 metres of new trail and five new interpretive panels being part of this new development. The parking area will soon see some needed enhancement with a new trail gateway at the entrance and a new 12 ft high site sign which will be a photographic cut out of the balancing rock itself. The parking lot buildings have been given a new coat of paint and some repairs after a hard winter. The wetland trail has also been topped up with 4 inches of clear stone to resolve a puddle problem between the two boardwalks. The improvements will give the visitor a more in-depth understanding of the importance of the trail’s environments and the connection between the culture and the marine ecology. The trail will be the iconic trail experience for the area and will be a platform to promote other trails in the Digby area. The final enhancements should be completed by mid July. Come on down to the Balancing Rock Trail and discover this iconic landmark for yourself.