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Thomas' Cove Coastal Reserve: Headlands Trail

Located In Economy
Where To Find Us
654 Economy Point Rd
Economy, NS B0M 1K0
Areas Served Nova Scotia
Phone Cobequid Interpretive Centre: 902-647-2600 (May to September) 
Kenomee Trail Society: 902-647-2271
Contact Garnet McLaughlin
Description & Services
Information This trail begins on the south side of the parking area, follows a grassy path for a short distance and then veers left. (Continue straight on the grassy path to get to a spit on the beach.) The trail follows a tidal stream and estuary and continues toward the headland. From several viewpoints along the trail, you can see Five Islands, Economy Mountain, and on a clear day, Partridge Island and Cape Split. 
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.  
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 "easy" rated linear trail is 4km; 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