Balancing Rock Trail
- Distance: 2.5 KM
- Time: 1 hour
- Rating: Easy
- Type: Linear
- Usage: Hiking, Walking
- Surface: Boardwalk, Gravel, Stairs
- Season: May-October
- Updated: May 22, 2011
- Features: Benches, Coastal, Look Off, Parking, Picnic Tables, Trash Cans, Washroom/Outhouse
Take Exit 26 from Highway 101 and follow the signs for Digby. From Digby take Highway 217 to Digby Neck. Take the ferry form East Ferry to Tiverton on Long Island. Continue on Highway 217 until you see the parking lot and trail sign on the left.
The Balancing Rock Trail travels through the woods on a mostly level path with boardwalks provided for the wetter sections. The trail climbs uphill as you get closer to the coast, but once there it quickly descends down a well-built staircase to the water’s edge.
The platform here provides a beautiful view of St. Mary’s Bay with Balancing Rock to the right. This basalt sea stack stands teetering on the edge of the ocean, providing a spectacular view for all visitors. In the past local fishermen have tried to pull the rock down, but luckily their attempts were unsuccessful.