Red Head

A walk to Red Head, at the far eastern corner of Five Islands Provincial Park takes the traveller to sand dunes blown by the arid winds of the Fundy rift valley during the Dinosaur era, now preserved in sandstone. The lines created by the ancient dunes, and Gaudi-like structures formed as the cliffs have weathered, are both fanciful and exquisite.

Geological Formation: Wolfville Formation
Age: Late Triassic (circa 210 million years)
Directions: Five Islands Provincial Park is located 9 km west of Economy on Highway 2. Follow Bentley Branch Road approximately 3 km south to the Park office. Red Head can be accessed from a hiking trail atop the cliffs. On the beach, your hike must be timed carefully with the tides – check at the park office to see when the hike can be safely made.


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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.