East Bay

The ‘flatirons’ of East Bay, formed before the breakup of Pangea. Like an open book of Earth History, the beds of the West Bay Formation near Partridge Island stand waiting to be read, layer upon layer, telling a story of a playa lake some 325 million years ago. Exquisite ripple marks, mudcracks, and crossing the playa flats, footprints of early tetrapods – amphibian and
reptile ancestors.

Geological Formation: West Bay Formation
Age: Early Carboniferous/Mississippian (circa 325 million years)
Directions: Park at Ottawa House By the Sea, and follow the road to the right. The unpaved road soon splits: the left fork follows the gravel bar to Partridge Island, the right fork takes you to the shore to the right of Partridge Island. At the beach, head right towards the cliffs.
GPS Coordinates: 45.375526, -64.343775
Tide Times: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=255


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Yes, we here at the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark know that the top photo is actually a photo of picking raspberries (not blueberries), but thanks for the shout out from #GEOfood and #magmaunescogeopark in Norway. Also thanks to local photographer Betty Ann DeWitt for the amazing photo of berry picking. And a challenge to all you blueberry farmers out there to send us your blueberry photos to share. You can send them to us at beth.peterkin@fundygeopark.ca.#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosWe are beyond exciting to have our partners from Magma UGG, Norway joining us for our next #GeoparkCafeSeries. Sara Gentinilini is the inventor and international project manager of the GEOfood Brand for food enterprises within UNESCO Global Geoparks local communities and a PhD student at the Earth Department at Turin University's Teach4Culture program. She has a wealth of knowledge to share about the GEOfood movement and program we are launching in our #GlobalGeopark. You are invited to join the conversation. Register today via email at manager@discoverygeopark.com #Geofood #LegendaryCoasts #hospitalityindustry #agriculture #agricultureandfarming #agriculturelife #fishing #foodie #rootsandculture #geologicalheritage #sustainabletourism #sustainabledevelopment ... 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.