Cape Chignecto Trails: McGahey Brook

One of the many wild and lesser known places awaiting discovery in the aspiring geopark is McGahey Brook, on the Fundy day hike trail of Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. The long descent to the shore and waterfalls at McGahey Brook takes the hiker to rocks of the early Carboniferous Period, twisted and folded by tectonic power of the Cobequid Fault system.

Geological Formation: Probable Horton Group
Age: Carboniferous (probably Mississippian: circa 340 million years)
Directions: From the Visitor Centre at Cape Chignecto Provincial park, West Advocate, follow the Fundy approximately 3 km to McGahey Brook.


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As the new Manager of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, I was so pleased to spend some time today at the Welcome Centre in Economy and meet up with Anita and her summer students Allison and Maddie. Did you know they have a wealth of knowledge and displays about the geology of the Geopark area, as well information about our history, cultures and geneaology, a model of a fish weir complete with specimens and a WW2 tower that you can visit? Check out all the geosites at www.fundygeopark.ca. ... See MoreSee Less

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What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.