Partridge Island

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 formations
Age: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic (circa 200 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 (a tombolo) to Partridge Island. The trailhead to the top of Partridge Island begins where the gravel road meets the island.
GPS Coordinates: 45.367205, -64.335085
Tide Times: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=255


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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.