Seaside Hiking: Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

Seaside Hiking: Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

Located a short drive from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Ovens are cave formations along the oceans edge. This was another place that I had heard a lot about while living nearby, but never visited while living in Nova Scotia. I still find it odd that I grew up not hiking and now go home for a visit and seek out all the hiking spots.

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The cliff side walking trail showcases Nova Scotia beauty and the rocky coastline emphasizes the sound of the waves. The Ovens Natural Park is a beautiful place.

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The trail is well maintained and easy. It takes about an hour round trip. You will be given a map with numbered spots along the way. Your map will also have a description of what the significance of each spot is. You’ll find gold rush history as well as the history of the each cave.

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

If you’re visiting the area, I would recommend either camping at The Ovens or at least planning a picnic to make the most of your time in the park. You can also pan for gold along the beach.

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

I had energy left over at the end of the hike.

The Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia

I should mention that we were slightly unimpressed with this stop on our travels. The trail itself is very short, which in itself, is not a problem. The problem was the cost we paid to enter the park. $10 per person. Which isn’t too bad, but we only spent an hour in the park which seems like a lot of money to walk such a short trail. We were also disappointed that we couldn’t actually go into most of the caves. There is only one cave that you can enter and it’s rather small.

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Jill is the founder, writer, photographer and travel agent at Chasing Adventure Travel. An adventure travel blog that has morphed into a travel agency, specializing in Active and Adventurous Travels.

Jill has traveled worldwide and spent almost 2 years traveling continuously with her husband. She has traveled to resorts, crossed an ocean on a cruise ship, motorcycled multiple times around Europe and experienced self-guided long term travel.

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1 Comment

  1. Smith E 2 years ago

    Awesome pics, I’m planning to go there. Thanks for sharing post

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