Crane Point

East of Ottawa House, Crane Point looks across to the Parrsboro Light. The dark red and ochre coloured rocks are thought by geologists to be similar to the spectacular ‘flatirons’ of East Bay. Although the rocks bear witness to strong deformation, they still hold a fossil record of life in the waters and on land before the ‘Coal Age’.

Geological Formation: West Bay Formation
Age: Early Carboniferous/Mississippian (circa 325 million years)
Directions: Access the beach at Ottawa House By the Sea, turning left towards the Parrsboro lighthouse.


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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.