The best camping near Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

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Fraserville Off-Grid Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Advocate Harbour, NS
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Off Grid Adventure

26 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Moncton, NB
Sitting on over 60 acres of Off-Grid property, Off Grid Adventure is the first adventure destination in North America to offer a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor adventure activities (included in your campsite fee), (equine) horse camping (for horse owners only!), while also providing education on Off-Grid living. Learn more about this land: Come to Off Grid Adventure to UNPLUG and Unleash the Adventurer in You!  The site is ideal for tents, trailers, and RVs up to 30 feet. Trailer and RV campers can back in to their site. There is a restroom/shower log cabin for your use. Inside our campground, we have an outdoor adventure park that has: a zipline, ninja obstacle course, tire obstacle course, slackline, outdoor rock climbing wall, ropes obstacle course. If it is raining come climb in our indoor rock climbing and caving tunnel cabin! The first in North America! ALL INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMPSITE! Other Activities: hiking (10 km of trails inside our property), ATV trails connected to the campground to take you to Elgin, Petitcodiac, Sussex Nearby:-Petitcodiac ~ 10 min drive-Elgin ~ 15 min drive-Sussex ~ 20 min drive-Moncton ~ 40 min drive
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Big Pine Homestead

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Windsor, NS
Welcome to our enchanting retreat nestled within the serene beauty of the old-growth Acadian forest! Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you explore our expansive property, complete with a cozy fire pit and a rustic outhouse for an authentic outdoor experience. Indulge your green thumb in our sprawling 1500-square-foot garden and food forest, where an abundance of fresh produce and edible delights await your discovery. From vibrant fruits to fragrant herbs, our garden is a testament to the bountiful gifts of the earth. Conveniently located near wineries, grocery stores, and all the amenities of New Minas, our retreat offers the perfect balance of seclusion and convenience. Enjoy great cell phone reception and WiFi access for staying connected, while still immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. As you explore the nearby rail trail, embark on scenic biking and walking adventures, soaking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. And keep an eye out for Luna, our friendly giant Aussie Bernese Poodle, who is sure to steal your heart with her playful antics and affectionate nature. In addition to enjoying the wonders of nature, you'll have the opportunity to experience the natural skincare creations of my wife's business, Verv Skin. Discover the transformative power of botanical ingredients and pamper yourself with luxurious skincare products crafted with love and care. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the tranquility of the forest at our charming retreat. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, relaxation, or simply a chance to bond with nature, our property offers the perfect setting for your next getaway.
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Hill Top Camping

3 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Saint John, NB
This 4 acre property is such a beautiful spot that allows you to enjoy the beautiful night sky all the while enjoying an open fire. This camping spot has easy access as it has a well maintained gravel driveway so you can either bring a camper or just pitch a tent. It's far enough away from everything you can't see the road for compete privacy. You're right off the atv trails or 10 minutes from the town of Sussex if you need to stock up. If you feel like you want to take a swim the lake is 15mins away. Or head into Sussex and enjoy the civic center that boasts a large salt water pool.
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Beautiful Bay of Fundy Hipcamp

20 sites · RVs32 acres · Middleton, NS
Learn more about this land:The Beautiful Bay of Fundy Hip Camp is on an Off Grid Property! Privacy! Free from city noises! lots of fun & relaxing Adventures hiking, walk along the Beach from Cape&Sands or The Warf , biking, 4 wheeling the trails to the lakes for swimming and kayaking ( maps of trails will be provided), great place for Star gazing! While listening to the sounds of the ocean waves in the background. Beautiful Sunsets! We are just mins Port George Warf for Seal watching! Enjoy the serenity of nature all around you! You'll see deers running through the Hipcamp :) We are 10 mins from middleton 1 1/2 from. Halifax Due to Covid we've been locked up way too long! Get Outside and Be Happy! Hope to see you soon ! Angela
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Bootsie's

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Amherst, NS
After a short less than 5 minute walk, check out the sunset view out the back patio door, birds and squirrels chirping galore. Relax, have a campfire, dip your feet in the nearby brook and enjoy nature in this cozy and comfortable space. Explore acres of wooded area or take a walk/snowshoe in the trail. Seasonal activities such as a small apple orchard near by, pumpkin patch along with some farm animals (chickens, turkeys and sometimes cows)
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Pickles Place

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Digby, NS
We have a half acre lake front lot with privacy. We have access directly to the lake from the lot and a laneway for a small boat as well. There is fishing, paddle boarding, boating, hiking and walking on these quiet roads in the wilderness. The Bay of Fundy is down the road maybe 2-5 min. If you want peace and quiet then here it is, a nice fresh lot on a lake out in the middle of no where. We DO NOT have any any of the equipment (kayaks, paddle boards and fishing equip) there you must bring your own. There is no washroom or electricity yet, so please be aware of this.
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Big Little V Camper

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Saint Martins, NB
Many beautiful local amenities and sites to explore and view. Dramatic coastline. Spectacular scenery. And room to breathe. Tranquillity and adventure side by side in a welcoming community with all the conveniences and so much to explore. St. Martins will lift your spirits and leave you eager to return to our unique stretch of the Fundy. The highest tides in the world inspire wonder no matter how you experience them. Whether you kayak the sea caves, explore a new expanse of beach or stroll the harbor, you’ll be surrounded by the serenity and splendor of St. Martins.
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Edelweiss Wilderness Camp

1 site · Tent63 acres · Mount Hanley, NS
This is not a regular camp ground! This is a unique opportunity for those of you who are looking for a wilderness camping experience. Relax and unwind on our 63 acres of forest land. Get away from the city noises, enjoy the beautiful sunsets or gaze at the stars. With various cut walking trails that loop around the property, you can enjoy a quick hike by taking the short loop or if you have lots of energy and time, you can follow the long trail. Sections of the forest have been groomed for some well spaced camping sites. Enjoy a rugged out door, back to nature experience with us. We operate an Inn and we also have a fantastic European restaurant on site. We are located 12 minutes from Middleton NS, and one kilometer from The Bay of Fundy.
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Levy Meadow Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · West Hants, NS
Great spot to relax in the wilderness with the lake near by. Windsor is only 15 mins away if you need to run into town. There is a store 5 mins from the site Our family has enjoyed this spot this year and want others to also when we can’t be thereLearn more about this land:Come camp close to Falls Lake!The site is perfect for all campers! RVs welcome up to 35 feet. There is a portable toilet on-site. Campfires are permitted within local regulation. There is a local public beach and the boat launch is a 5 min walk away. Spend some time with family and enjoy a campfire and a bbq. The site has a play area for volleyball or soccer or any other fun you can think of!In the area, you can enjoy biking, swimming, boating, hiking, and many other activities! The town of Windsor is about 25 minutes away and has restaurants, grocery stores, and anything you will need for your camping adventure!We look forward to hosting you!
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Hillside Haven

2 sites · Lodging3 acres · Vaughan, NS
---- Texte Français en dessous de l'Anglais ------- Hillside Haven is a 3.5 wooded property situated on the eastern facing side of a hill in a private property owners association development located midway between Windsor and Chester on Route 14. Your host are Nudist and LGBTQ friendly. Being about an hour drive from Halifax, It has been said that our property is in the middle of nowhere yet in the middle of everywhere in midland Nova-Scotia. It's an ideal location for exploring both Nova Scotia's South Shore and Annapolis Valley and It's the perfect location for travelers looking to unwind. There are 2 private lake accesses nearby, one featuring a sandy beach for property owners and their guests. Kayaks, canoes and paddle boards can be launched at either lake access. There are several trails , geocaches and a small waterfall, Millet falls, in the area. For higher octane adventure enthusiasts, Ontree Park offers excitement and physical challenges for people of all ages and abilities from spring to fall. Ontree provides a number of high rope courses, zip lines and other activities among the trees and is co-located with Ski Martock for both downhill and cross country ski enthusiasts located about 8 km away so about a 10 min drive. Finally if you are a golfer it's a 15 Min drive to Avon Valley Golf and Country Club or to Sherwood Golf and Country Club. We are registered with the Nova Scotia Tourist Accommodation Registry. Our Registration Number is: RYA-2023-24- 10301621535661042-233 Shopping and Supplies Lakeside Variety, our local convenience store, is 3 km away and has gas and carry basic food supplies in addition to being a NSLC agency store with a good assortment of beer, wine, local cider in addition to hard liquor to the local community. From May to Oct Zeno's Take out, co-located with lakeside variety, offers Pizza, Donair, Fish & chips and a variety of other seafood fare. The town of Windsor is 20 Km away where you will find a Sobeys in fort Edward mall on Wentworth Road and Superstore with a liquor store attached on Cole drive along with Tim Horton, Mc Donald, Subway and nearby . There is also a few restaurants and Pubs located in Windsor. The picturesque seaside community of Chester on the South Shore is located 40 Km away (30 Min Drive) from our house where you will find a Tim Horton, a few restaurants and a couple of smaller grocery stores. Local History Located in the heart of the province, Falls Lake, which borders our development and one our of private beach is located on, is the last in a chain of numerous lakes, which are the source waters for the Avon River. Falls lake is so named for the falls that once existed where the dam was built at the North end of the lake in 1926. Salmon could not jump the falls and spawned at the base. The dam increased the water depth up to twenty feet (approximately seven meters). Underneath this lake at the North end is Pugley’s Lumber Mill, built in the late 1800’s. Much lumber was cut in the Vaughan area and sluiced down Mint River and Mockingee Lake to the mill. Lumber was sluiced around the falls down Avon River to Windsor, where it was loaded onto boats for export. With the lake levels reduced by fifteen feet one can see the remnants of what was a very busy lumber camp. In the early 1900’s a forest fire started in the New Ross area and ravaged the mill and all the lands surrounding this lake extending to Martock. Spared were the trees on the South side of Mint River and others protected by bogs and favorable winds. This fire explains why there are few sizable evergreen trees on the lake. Hardwood like birch, maple, ash and oak are the first to reappear after forest fires. The softwood including the pines, spruce, fir and hemlock finally emerge years later. The bareness of hardwoods and the shape of the valley create a strong echo effect on this narrow lake. The rock type of Falls Lake area is mainly granite, creating the extensive bedrock and rock faces that are evident on the shoreline and surrounding hills. There is also rich mineralization in the New Ross/Leminster area, including West Falls. The Department of Natural Resources has an excellent map detailing minerals and their location. The most recent mining interest was 1979-1981, when uranium exploration was conducted on both sides of the Falls Lake by the Aquitaine Company of Canada. The Falls Lake area, Vaughan and Leminster are all areas of known uranium deposits. The extensive exploration on the West side resulted in a road starting at the entry now used by Falls Lake West development but continuing to the upper Levy Meadows still waters. A moratorium on uranium exploration prevented activation of mining sites in the early 1980’s. Hillside Haven (Havre à flanc de colline) est une propriété boisée de 3,5 située sur le côté est d'une colline dans un développement d'association de propriétaires privés situé à mi-chemin entre Windsor et Chester sur la route 14. Étant à environ une heure de route d'Halifax, on dit que notre propriété est au milieu de nulle part et pourtant au milieu de partout au centre de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Vos hôtes son naturiste and LGBTQ friendly. C'est un endroit idéal pour explorer la rive sud de la Nouvelle-Écosse et la vallée de l'Annapolis et c'est l'endroit idéal pour les voyageurs qui cherchent à se détendre. Il y a 2 accès privés au lac à proximité, dont un avec une plage de sable pour les propriétaires et leurs invités. Les kayaks, canoës et planches à pagaie peuvent être lancés aux deux accès au lac. Il y a plusieurs sentiers, des géocaches et une petite cascade, les chutes Millet, dans la région. Pour les amateurs d'aventure à indice d'octane élevé, Parc Ontree offres de l'excitation et des défis physiques pour les personnes de tous âges et de toutes capacités, du printemps à l'automne. Le parc Ontree propose un certain nombre de parcours d'accrobranche, de tyroliennes et d'autres activités parmi les arbres et est colocalisé avec Ski Martock pour les amateurs de ski alpin et de ski de fond situé à environ 8 km soit environ 10 min en voiture. Enfin, si vous êtes golfeur, c'est à 15 minutes en voiture. Avon Valley Golf & Country Club ou au Sherwood Golf & Country Club. Nous sommes inscrits au registre des hébergements touristiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Notre numéro d'enregistrement est : RYA-2023-24-10301621535661042-233.
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Forget-Me-Not Wildflower Tree Farm

1 site · Lodging360 acres · NB
Welcome to our 360 acre homestead in the beautiful Caledonian Highlands, New Brunswick. A combination of river valley, clear mountain streams, natural springs, meadows, wetland, sugar bush, steep mountain sides and incredible views. Amongst all this natural beauty is our budding wildflower and tree nursery, a mature apple orchard in restoration, two former 1850’s family farms, remnants of two old sugar shacks, old farm roads and trails.Things to do while staying on our farm include;-Hiking on easy forest trails or challenging steep mountain sides -Discover private natural beaches along the river and cool off with a swim-Take a pleasant stroll through the wildflower meadows-Picnic in the apple orchard-Bird and wildlife watching-Forest bathing on natural moss under towering old growth trees -Watch our unique 'reverse sunsets'-Stargazing -Snowshoeing during our a long snowy season from january until april -Cheer on or take part in the Elgin Annual Mountain bike race that runs through our property in OctoberThings to do or places to visit in the area;(within 25 min)-Mapleton Acadian Forest Nature Preserve -Gordon Falls and Pollett River for swimming-'Elgin Country Kitchen & General Store' for excellent food and ice cream-Get married at the 'BlueBerry Hills Farm' -Towns of Peticodiac and Salisbury; Farmers Markets, restaurants, bakeries, banks, groceries-Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame-Petty International Raceway(within 1 hr)-Fundy National Park-Town of Alma for lobster and seafood-The Bay Of Fundy-Hopewell Rocks-Moncton; Magnetic Hill, Zoo, 'Chocolate River', Wineries, Casino-Sussex- Moffetts Hardware store, Drive in
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The best camping near Cape Chignecto Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

Embark on an adventure at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, where the wilds of Nova Scotia beckon the brave and the bold. With 52 km of challenging coastal trails, this park is a hiker's haven, offering a variety of backcountry and walk-in campsites. From the scenic vistas at every turn to the serene kayak-accessible spots, Cape Chignecto is the ultimate destination for those seeking to immerse themselves in nature's grandeur.

Notable campgrounds

  • Backcountry Campsites (Hike-in): Nestled along the coastal trail, these sites offer a true wilderness experience for the fit and prepared adventurer.
  • Walk-in Campsites at New Yarmouth: Easily accessed with centralized facilities, these sites provide a more secluded camping experience with essential comforts.
  • Kayak Campsites: Accessible by water, these beachside campsites at Refugee and Seal Cove offer a unique overnight stay for kayaking enthusiasts.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak season dates, as Cape Chignecto's unique campsites are in high demand.
  • For backcountry sites, ensure you select the appropriate reservation type such as 'Backcountry Hiking' or 'Backcountry Kayaking' when booking online.
  • Call the park directly at (902) 392-2085 for group campsite reservations, and do so promptly after May 20th.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred site is unavailable, as the park's diverse offerings may have alternatives that suit your needs.

When to go

The best time to visit Cape Chignecto Provincial Park is between May 19 and October 9, when the park is fully operational. The summer months offer the warmest weather for hiking and camping, while the fall brings a stunning display of autumn foliage. Off-season visits can be challenging due to limited services and unpredictable weather.

Know before you go

  • Check-in for your adventure begins at 2pm, and you must bid the wilderness farewell by 11am on your departure day.
  • Prepare for physically demanding trails by ensuring you are fit and equipped for backcountry conditions.
  • Remember to pack out all garbage from backcountry sites, and use waste sorting and recycling containers near the park entrance.
  • For your safety, approach cliffs only at designated viewing areas, as the terrain can be unstable.
  • Always boil, filter, or treat water before consumption to avoid any health risks.

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