Thomas' Cove Coastal Reserve: Headlands Trail
|Record #: COT0035||Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018||Last Full Update: 31 Jan 2018|
|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
|Description & Services|
|Information||This trail begins on the south side of the parking area, follows a grassy path for a short distance and then veers left. (Continue straight on the grassy path to get to a spit on the beach.) The trail follows a tidal stream and estuary and continues toward the headland. From several viewpoints along the trail, you can see Five Islands, Economy Mountain, and on a clear day, Partridge Island and Cape Split.
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.
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 "easy" rated linear trail is 4km; 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|