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It's about 9:30 on a summer evening
It's about 9:30 on a summer evening

A Trip to Blomidon Park, Nova Scotia

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Blomidon Provincial Park on the shores of the Minas Basin in Nova Scotia is famous for its spectacular views. The park is only a 90-minute drive northeast of Halifax. Blomidon 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. Blomidon Park is also home to beautiful cliffs, lots of wildlife, a variety of habitats, and beachcombing opportunities.

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Blomidon Provincial Park at low tide
Blomidon Provincial Park at low tide

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 Provincial 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 any good clothes as the red mud has a nasty habit of getting everywhere and never leaving.

Stairs up from Blomidon Beach
Stairs up from Blomidon Beach
It's about 9:30 on a summer evening
It’s about 9:30 PM on a summer evening in Blomidon Park

Hiking in Blomidon Provincial Park

While you can spend hours walking on the mud flats, there are actually five trails that meander for a total of 13.5 km through the park. Trail lengths range from a 1 km loop to the 3.6 km Borden Brook Trail.

For more information be sure to visit the park website.

Small waterfall emptying onto Blomidon Beach
Small waterfall emptying onto Blomidon Beach
Field of flowers near Blomidon Provincial Park
Field of flowers near Blomidon Provincial Park
Lupins are in full bloom in June
Lupins are in full bloom in June
Old tractor looks beautiful in the evening light, Blomidon Park
Old tractor looks beautiful in the evening light
Love the yellow - purple combo near Blomidon Beach
Love the yellow – purple combo

Camping in Blomidon Provincial Park

There are 70 unserviced campsites Blomidon Park with both open and woodland sites. Reserve campsites online beginning from April 4-6, 2023 at 9:00 AM AT each day. Dogs are permitted but on a leash. 

The park is open for camping from May 19 – October 9, 2023.

Looks more like a painting
Looks more like a painting
Boat left high and dry at low tide
Boat left high and dry at low tide
Another look at just how far the tide goes out in Blomidon Park
Another look at just how far the tide goes out

Where to stay near Blomidon Park if you don’t want to camp

Blomidon Provincial Park is close to Wolfville, a pretty university town that begs a few days of exploration. And Canning, another cute town is nearby. If you drive to the Grand Pre area you’ll get into fantastic wine country. And there are oTENTiks you can stay in. 

Wolfville

The four star Tattingstone Inn – is called a superb choice on Booking.com. 

The Stella Rose B&B, rated exceptional offers a lovely garden to relax in.

Port Williams

The Little Yellow House in the Heart of the Valley, rated superb, is a full holiday home with an equipped kitchen and garden.

Canning

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 rated exceptional!

The oTENTiks at Grand Pre
The oTENTiks at Grand Pre

Further reading on things to do in Nova Scotia

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A trip to Blomidon Provincial Park in Nova Scotia

 

 

 

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