Kenomee Trails: Economy Falls

Long visited by geologists and hikers, Economy Falls is the star of the Kenomee Wilderness Area and trail system. The majestic rock face is the edge of Avalonia, one of the tectonic jigsaw pieces of the ancient Appalachians.

Age: Neoproterozoic (Cryogenian: 734 million years)
Access: Well-developed trail accessible via River Philip Road, Economy. Parking available at trailhead.
GPS Coordinates: 45.444031, -63.927941
Directions: At Economy, turn north from Highway 2 on River Philip Road for 6 km. At the top of the hill take time to enjoy a panoramic view of the Minas Basin and its tide. Continue on this road for 6 km following signs. At 6 km, turn right at the sign and continue a short distance to the parking lot. A 10 minute walk takes to you the top of 186 steps to the Economy River and bottom of the falls. Explore the top of the falls and bridge across the gorge by turning right at top of stairs.


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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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We're happy to see the Fundy Geological Museum open again for visitors. What a wonderful resource for people of all ages. They do have some special COVID precautions in place, so check out their website at www.fundygeological.novascotia.ca. ... See MoreSee Less

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A photo from intrepid explorer Allen Shepherd of a wild, beautiful cove and sea cliffs in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, with Isle Haute in distance. #rediscovernovascotia ... See MoreSee Less

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Today & everyday, Cliffs of Fundy celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day. The Mi'kmaw legends of Glooscap (Kluscap) are as much a part of this place as the tides, the cliffs, the rocks, and the hills. Our symbol is inspired by a traditional Mi'kmaq pattern that reflects water and our home on the Bay. ... 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.