Spicer Cove

A hidden gem in the geological treasure house of Nova Scotia, remote Spicer Cove is a bookend in miniature to its more famous Joggins Fossil Cliffs, with fossils of the Coal Age in the low bluffs that give way to towering cliffs at the margin of the ancient Cumberland basin and Cobequid mountains, from which tumbled alluvial fans over the broken edges of lava flows.

Geological Formation: Fountain Lake (volcanic) and Cumberland (sedimentary) groups
Age: Devonian and Carboniferous (circa 350-300 million years)
Directions: From Apple River, head south to Apple River Road through West Apple River. (Note that at extreme high tides the small bridge at Edgett Beach may be submerged.) Cross the bridge at Spicer Cove, and park on the left. Hike south towards the cliffs.


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