|Arisaig, Antigonish County
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|Arisaig Provincial Park offers a 1.6 km loop along the shore. Starting at the interpretation centre, the winding trail travels towards the shore through a white spruce forest. You can stop to take pictures and admire the ocean and Arisaig Brook at observation platforms along the trial.
This is a great place to watch the sun set. From the brook, you climb a steep, short hill to and open field which leads back to the centre. An interpretation centre had fossil panels, and fossils can be found in the occasional beach rock or in the sandstone and siltstone cliffs. The Beach walk is breathtaking.
Also at the park are unsupervised beaches, outhouses, picnic tables and parking. There are water taps next to the outhouses. Although the park is only open from May to October, people are still allowed to visit the area during other times of the year.
Arisaig Provincial Park overlooking the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait offers a fascinating window to life on Earth some 443 to 417 million years ago. One of North America’s most continuously exposed sections of Silurian rock, representing 4 million years of earth history, is found here. These sedimentary rocks are rich in fossils and features that have helped geologists interpret the ancient environment of this area.
Use: Walking, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Length: 1.6 km
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