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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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.