Hitting the Trail: The Bay Look Out Provincial Park (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Hitting the Trail is a weekly feature here at Mud Puddles to Meteors. In each post we will share trails, parks, beaches, and museums from around the country (and sometimes even beyond). If you would like to join in and share a special nature location please send us an email at kidsandnature@gmail.com with the details listed at the bottom of the post and links to the photos. We would love to share your nature adventure!


The Bay Look Out Provincial Park is much like Nova Scotia itself, it packs a whole lot of nature into a little spot! Driving into this unassuming park you are greeted with small grassy meadows lined with berry patches and wildflowers. After a walk through covered forest trails there are wonderful views of St. Margaret’s Bay, along with a small swimming beach and access to a beautiful wetland at low tide.

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Some Things to Know

Location: The Bay Look Out Provincial Park, Boutiliers Point, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Habitat: Forest, meadows, rocky and sandy shoreline, and wetland.

Favorite Plant and Animal Life: In the forest squirrels made there presence known with their customary chatter and signs they had been nibbling on spruce cones scattered about. Along the sandy beach many types of shells and seaweed were available for exploration. The wetland is frequented by blue heron, Mallard ducks and other migratory birds, which makes it a wonderful spot to sit and do a little bird watching.

Special Features: The park also has a fishing wharf that is perfect for taking even the youngest fisher folk out to cast a line.

Best Time of Year to Visit: While the park has something to offer in all seasons, spring, summer, and fall are the best times to visit.

2 comments… add one

  • tara soucy June 3, 2014, 8:26 am

    The photos of this wonderful spot are gorgeous! This has me thinking a road trip to the coast might be in order very soon.

    • dawn June 4, 2014, 9:01 am

      Thank you, Tara. A trip to the coast is always a good thing!

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