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Thomas' Cove Coastal Reserve: Economy Trail

Located In Economy
Where To Find Us
654 Economy Point Rd
Economy, NS B0M 1K0
Areas Served Nova Scotia
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Phone Cobequid Interpretive Centre: 902-647-2600 (May to September) 
Kenomee Trail Society: 902-647-2271
Contact Garnet McLaughlin, Chair Hike Nova Scotia, System & WIlderness Area
Description & Services
Information The tidal range at Economy Point is 16 m (55 feet) and the ocean retreats more than 2 km (1.25 miles) at low tide, exposing sandstone ledges and dune-like sand formations on the ocean floor. Access to the beach from this trail is possible at several locations, allowing visitors to explore the natural sandstone formations. 
The cliffs are continuously eroding; approach cliffs only at designated viewpoints. Use caution if you walk out on the mud flats; the tide comes in faster than you might realize
This 4 km loop trail is rated "easy", with a dirt/footpath surface and follows trail markers. Permitted use of the trail is hiking. 
Follow Route 2 to Economy. Travel South onto Economy Point Road for 3 km. Turn right at sign onto Thomas' Cove access road (a narrow, gravel road). Drive approximately 1 km to parking area and trailhead at end of road. 
Special Information
Tags Beaches ; Fundy Connect ; Hiking ; NS Trail Guide ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories ; Trails
Categories - General Hiking Trails