Blomidon Provincial Park in Nova Scotia is only a 90 minute drive northeast of Halifax. The park makes a fantastic family outing as there’s nothing that beats mud when you’re a kid. And this park has lots of it especially at low tide where you can walk for miles and miles on the ocean floor.
The world’s highest tides on the Bay of Fundy
Blomidon Provincial Park is on the doorstep of the Bay of Fundy, home to the world’s highest tides. Dramatic cliffs – up to 600 feet tall start where the mud ends.
Its the mud flats on the Bay of Fundy where you need to be careful. Tides move in at speeds most people could never outrun though they sure are fun to watch.
Plan a visit to Blomidon Park according to the Cape Blomidon tide chart available online. A falling tide is ideal. In a perfect world show up three hours before and after low tide. Don’t wear white running shoes or your good clothes as the red mud has a nasty habit of getting everywhere.
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Camping in Blomidon
There are 77 campsites in the park. Reserve online beginning April 2nd here. Dogs are permitted but on a leash.
Hiking in Blomidon Park
While you can spend hours walking on the mud flats, there are actually five trails that meander through the park. Trail lengths range from a 1 kilometre loop to the 3.6 kilometre Borden Brook Trail.
For more information on the park visit their website.
Where to stay near the park if you don’t want to camp
The park is close to Wolfville, a pretty university town that begs a few days of exploration. And Canning, another cute town is nearby. Here are suggestions on where to stay.
In Canning the Farmhouse B&B is lovely. I spent a couple of nights here a few years back and loved the charming rooms. It’s called exceptional!
Further reading on Nova Scotia
- One of Nova Scotia’s Great Day Hikes: The Hike to Cape Split
- A Phenomenal Kayaking Trip near Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia
- Visit Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia for Beaches & Lobster
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