821 Tidnish Head Road, Tidnish Cross Roads, Northumberland Shore
Located near Tidnish Cross Roads (north 400 m/yd off Route 366) in the Northumberland Shore region, Tidnish Dock Provincial Park marks the eastern terminal of the historic Chignecto Marine Transport Railway – one of Nova Scotia’s most ambitious engineering projects. The project called for the construction of a 17 mile (28 km) long double-tracked railway from Fort Lawrence on the Bay of Fundy, across the isthmus to Tidnish Dock on the Northumberland Strait.
Today, a section of the old railbed is a 3.7 km (2.3 mi.) walking trail that starts at the Tidnish Visitor Centre, leading to the Tidnish Dock Provincial Park. Along the way it crosses an historic keystone bridge and a modern 66-m (215-ft.) suspension bridge over the Tidnish River.
In addition to its historic significance, the park includes a small warm water beach (unsupervised); picnic tables; change rooms and vault toilets; and interpretive panels. A brochure is available at www.novascotiaparks.ca. Group use is available.
Facilities / Services
Activities: Birding & wildlife, Hiking