Cindy Kimber

Cape Split Provincial Park Reserve, located by the Bay of Fundy in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, offers a panoramic view of the bay to hikers when they reach the top (6 km from the trailhead). We started from the coastal trailhead in a large, newly developed parking area. By the time we reached the top of the Split overlooking the Bay of Fundy, 2 hours had elapsed. Our pace was moderate. The elevation gradually increased from 30 feet to 450 feet above sea level. It is a popular trail for young people (that means anyone younger than us).
The spectacular view made the trek worthwhile. Turbulent tidal currents down from the cliffs below make a sound dubbed the Voice of the Moon. But the force of the wind made me reluctant to stay there long in the open.
We sought shelter to enjoy our snack lunch. After a brief rest period, Tom and I retraced our steps back along the trail. I found the return much easier on the legs (going down is much easier than going up).