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.
Age: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic (circa 200 million years)
Access: Beach walk from Partridge Island beach. Parking available. Well-developed trail on island.
GPS Coordinates: 45.367205, -64.335085
Tide Times: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=255