I recently spent a lovely afternoon at a place called “The Ovens Natural Park”..
I had heard such great comments about this place that when the opportunity arose for a traveling companion and I (and one of the Hobbit’s) to visit- I grabbed it with both hands very firmly. I was not disappointed
“Ovens Natural Park is a privately owned 190 acre pristine reserve of coastal forest, located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, along the scenic Lighthouse Route. For hundreds of years, people have been drawn to the incredible beauty, diverse geography, spiritual solace, and fascinating history that make The Ovens Natural Park so unique. Every year, thousands of park visitors hike the spectacular trails along the cliffs to view the famous sea caves, or “Ovens” for which the park was named.”
- Angel Chapin
Admission was $8.00 per adult and $4.00 per child. If you take your own drinks and food it is an affordable day out that will give you some great views and memories and some exercise too.
Never rush your day at “The Ovens”- walk slowly, finding time to stop and stare. There are many benches to stop at on your way around. It is nice to take advantage of these and enjoy the beauty of the coastline … already I want to go back again.
Note: on warm days make sure to bring LOTS of drinks and carry a couple of bottles with you as you walk the coastal path.
Click here for directions http://www.ovenspark.com/local_maps.shtml