Thomas' Cove Coastal Reserve: Economy Trail
|Record #: COT0034||Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018||Last Full Update: 27 Sep 2017|
|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, Chair Hike Nova Scotia, System & WIlderness Area|
|Description & Services|
|Information||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. Access to the beach from this trail is possible at several locations, allowing visitors to explore the natural sandstone formations.
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 4 km loop trail is rated "easy", 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.
|Tags||Beaches ; Fundy Connect ; Hiking ; NS Trail Guide ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories ; Trails|