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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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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We're happy to see the Fundy Geological Museum open again for visitors. What a wonderful resource for people of all ages. They do have some special COVID precautions in place, so check out their website at www.fundygeological.novascotia.ca. ... See MoreSee Less

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A photo from intrepid explorer Allen Shepherd of a wild, beautiful cove and sea cliffs in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, with Isle Haute in distance. #rediscovernovascotia ... See MoreSee Less

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Today & everyday, Cliffs of Fundy celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day. The Mi'kmaw legends of Glooscap (Kluscap) are as much a part of this place as the tides, the cliffs, the rocks, and the hills. Our symbol is inspired by a traditional Mi'kmaq pattern that reflects water and our home on the Bay. ... 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.