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The Ovens Natural Park

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326 Ovens Road, Riverport, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-766-4621
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Overrated - Overpriced

We should have read the reviews. Someone recommended to go see this place. We did not know it would... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Caneuropeanada
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British Columbia, Canada
Wast time, Closed end of September

Why closed in colourful October? We follow the maple colour to here. The most beautiful time of... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
david yang x
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“sea caves” (27 reviews)
“petting zoo” (10 reviews)
“gold mining” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
326 Ovens Road, Riverport, Nova Scotia, Canada
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+1 902-766-4621
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"sea caves"
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"petting zoo"
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"gold mining"
in 4 reviews
"crashing waves"
in 3 reviews
"great pictures"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 5 reviews
"on site"
in 7 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"great hike"
in 3 reviews
"gold rush"
in 5 reviews
"ocean"
in 41 reviews
"diner"
in 11 reviews
"nature"
in 19 reviews
"coastline"
in 6 reviews
"rv"
in 5 reviews
"geology"
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"halifax"
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

We should have read the reviews. Someone recommended to go see this place. We did not know it would cost $ 10 pp to walk a short 400m path to some rather unimpressive shore indentations visible from a few poorly maintained concrete stairs. It is...More

4  Thank Caneuropeanada
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Why closed in colourful October? We follow the maple colour to here. The most beautiful time of year. They notice us totally closed even can't drive through. It's private area. How can the park privately?

1  Thank david yang x
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

$10/each to walk a trail along the coast and see one cave? Dumb and dumber for not checking reviews. Stay away so they go out of business. The views are good, not great. Peggy's Cove is WAY better. Avoid.

3  Thank Gailyn63
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

We took the very moderate loop walk at the ovens. Really interesting history of the gold rush and great views and scenery. Have traveled extensively and have never seen anything like the ovens. The pictures don't do it justice but gives a sense of the...More

Thank Gina S
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

First time visiting the Ovens. Hike was not too long, well worth stopping to experience what Mother Nature has created. Did not stay the night or go to the café. Staff friendly, washrooms were clean and well maintained. Would definitely return.

Thank Colleen518
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

We stayed here for 3 nights in Cabin 1. This was perfect because we were able to have easy access to explore Lunenburg as well as feeling far enough away to enjoy the beauty of the Nova Scotia seacoast. Cabin was clean and well maintained....More

Thank elizabethmargaret101
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

This campground covers quite a bit of ground so you get a mix everything from excellent to disappointing. The tent sites on the ocean side of road are the best. We stayed at an RV site and it was in a field behind the main...More

2  Thank Darksider82
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Would be better if this wasn't a privately owned place, $10 for a day pass is steep as once you have seen the rocks etc nothing else to do. The trail is a little up n down with steps, not good for disabled people unfortunately,...More

Thank EnglishDave99
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

My wife and I drove 5 hours and paid $23.00 to experience the Ovens. It turned out to be a short walk along the coast where you got to look over the edge of the bank at the water eroded rocks. A couple of places...More

1  Thank Duane S
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

My husband and I paid $10 each to walk the trail to see and experience the ovens earlier this week. What a disappointment to see the deteriorating condition of the trails and look-offs. The owners need to put some money into the maintenance, not to...More

2  Thank Kiddyhawk1
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