The Place: Parrsboro
The Treasure: Partridge Island
Partridge island… Many have heard of it, few have ventured…
Okay that’s not true and I don’t think the dramatic tone works for NST.
Partridge Island is actually a peninsula – having been connected by a sandbar that formed after the Saxby Gale of 1869.
Aside from the beach one of the main attractions is the hiking trails, approximately 3kms long and rising around 200 feet. Although for some it can be a challenging hike the views are worth it.
They also have signs! Everyone likes signs, right? Yaaay!
There are also several benches along the way to rest on.
Partridge Island is well known by rockhounds and the occasional fossil can be found – however all fossils should be taken to a museum for study. The rocks along the beach can yield a few interesting finds, but the real action is a little riskier to get to due to the tides. We advise asking someone that knows the area well to be a guide.
With the Fundy Geological Museum and Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum (closed for renovations when we went) near by you can make a full day of the trip. Learning a-plenty!
We hope you get a chance to check out the island soon, gather a few shiny rocks, and just enjoy the ocean.
Here is a current forecast and a map to help you plan your trip: