Wharton

The Cobequid Fault that defines northern from southern Nova Scotia is so immense that it is difficult to see up close and personal. But along the roadside at Wharton, an exposure provides a close-up of the forces involved, where fine sedimentary rocks called siltstone have been changed under great pressure to shiny metamorphic phyllite, and deformed into sharp folds as the blocks of Pangea slid into place.

Geological Formation: Uncertain
Age: (of deformation) Carboniferous (circa 330 million years)
Directions: From Highway No. 2 at Crossroads, north of Parrsboro, travel west on Highway 209 for 4.7 km. Park on the gravel pulloff on the north side of the road.


Click for a Larger View

Facebook

One of our first - and most viewed - posts, for all of you who are at home. This is our Economy Falls Geosite, just one of the dreamy places that await you ! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Yes, it is hard, but let’s make this an opportunity to discover something new!We know many of you are home and the walls are closing in. So... get to know the World Digital Library: free access to thousands of books, documents and photos from all countries and cultures.
Check it out here: wdl.org/en #QuarantineLife #StaySafe #COVID19
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

During these troubling times, the Cliffs of Fundy sends our heartfelt solidarity to our sister Global Geoparks around the world. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

On International Women's Day, Cliffs of Fundy salutes the vital role that women play and have played in our Geopark and in our lives: community leaders, geoscientists, entrepreneurs, tourism operators and so much more. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

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.