Partridge Island

Synopsis: Partridge Island, near historic Ottawa House, is one of the basalt headlands and islands that are a signature of the Aspiring Geopark. Partridge Island is sacred to the Mi’kmaq, who call it Wa’so’q – Heaven. Follow the gravel tombolo, hike to the top, walk by the fishing weir at low tide, hunt for agate, and feel Kluscap’s presence as the fog drifts by.


Geological Formation: North Mountain Basalt and Blomidon Formation

Age: Late Triassic-early Jurassic (ca. 200 million years)