The Ovens Natural Park #Travel

The Ovens Natural ParkOvens 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

The Ovens Natural ParkThis was definitely one of the visual highlights of our trip. I was up for a good hike and the sights and sounds of the Ovens Natural Park made it all that much better. When we first arrived we were treated to the sounds of waves, but not just any waves, these waves hit the shore with a slap and then as they got sucked back out to sea it sounded like trickling water as the wave washed over the rocks. I tried to get a video of it, but I had run out of space on my phone.

The Ovens Natural ParkIt’s not a long trail but in my opinion it’s a must to see. It’s only about 20 minutes past Lunenburg and once you finish at the Ovens you can walk the beautiful historic streets of Lunenburg. (A post on that coming later ;))

The Ovens Natural Park

The Ovens Natural Park

Somewhere on the ground here is a hole, and when the waves are crashing it can produce a geyser of water up to 80ft high. I couldn’t see the hole. Can you?

The Ovens Natural Park

Those cement steps lead into a cave, the sounds from that cave were amazing.

The Ovens Natural Park

This is inside the cave, when the water crashes inside this cave it sounds like a cannon going off. It was very loud the day we were there, but I can imagine it would get very loud when the ocean is active.

The Ovens Natural Park

These are “baby” caves that are being created.

Do you have a favourite hiking trail?

 

 

 

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