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Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre Questions & Answers

North Carolina

We are going with a friend who has had cancer treatment and difficulty with her back. How hard would it be for her to do either the short wanderer's tour or the two-hour explorers tour or should she skip both? Any help appreciated that is more descriptive of what kind of steps, climb etc. Thanks!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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The steps down to the beach here at Joggins are relatively extensive. It's a total of sixty physical steps down to the beach, but the stairs themselves are closer to maybe around 30. We do have a bench at the midway point for people to sit down and collect themselves.

As far as tours go, the wanderers tour would probably be the best. There isn't much walking during the half hour experience, it is mostly the interpreters talking about specific locations very close to the stairs. The two hour explorers tour is delves a bit deeper into the fossil record and also involves quite a bit more walking.

Speaking from personal experience as an interpreter, the hardest part of the tours are the climb back up the stairs. We do have railings and the previously mentioned bench to make it an easier time, but you can always take a look at the stairs before paying admission for a tour. Besides the actual beach, we also have a very informative and impressive collection of fossils in our museum portion of the center which is very accessible.

Hopefully this answers your question!

Hope to see you here at Joggins,


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