Rising To The Road | Driving Digby Neck

Exploring a most stunning Nova Scotia peninsula out into the Bay of Fundy

It was clear from our first stop in the Parker's Cove/Annapolis Royal area (Annapolis Valley) that driving around this part of the province was going to be just as rewarding a tourist activity as any other. My Love's research revealed that the best drive nearby was out on Digby Neck, off of the little seaside village of Digby, Nova Scotia, which is known for its scallops.

While I was maturely distracted by how weird "Digby Neck" sounded to me, I still paid enough attention to the vistas and put enough energy into the hikes and adventuring that I could not stay awake on the ride home. We played until dark and My Love deserves a medal for getting us home in that truck safely (if I were at the wheel, we all would have had a roadside nap).

There are so many spots to stop and explore as you drive out Digby Neck onto Long Island and at last (though we didn't cross the second ferry) onto Brier Island. The highlights of the day for us were the High Cliff Cove Trail (we could've spent all day here, but it was our first stop so we carried on), the Fundy View Trail (with sweeping views of the Bay of Fundy) and of course, Balancing Rock. How can you not be mesmerized by a many-ton rock that has been perched as though by a whisker for millions of years?

Our world is full of many wonders. Digby Neck possesses more than just a few. 

 Lake Midway, Digby Neck, Nova Scotia

Lake Midway, Digby Neck, Nova Scotia


 My Love and the World's Cutest Human overlooking the Bay of Fundy off the Fundy View Trail in Freeport, Long Island, Nova Scotia

My Love and the World's Cutest Human overlooking the Bay of Fundy off the Fundy View Trail in Freeport, Long Island, Nova Scotia


 Balancing Rock, Digby, Nova Scotia. Millions of years in the making.

Balancing Rock, Digby, Nova Scotia. Millions of years in the making.


 High Cliff Cove, Digby Neck, Nova Scotia (our favorite of the day!)

High Cliff Cove, Digby Neck, Nova Scotia (our favorite of the day!)


 We crossed the "Petit Passage" from Digby Neck to Long Island, Nova Scotia on a quick five-minute ferry.

We crossed the "Petit Passage" from Digby Neck to Long Island, Nova Scotia on a quick five-minute ferry.


 Hiking back up the Balancing Rock Trail.

Hiking back up the Balancing Rock Trail.


 The second most famous rock sculpture at Balancing Rock.

The second most famous rock sculpture at Balancing Rock.


 Freeport, Long Island, Nova Scotia

Freeport, Long Island, Nova Scotia


 Walking the Fundy View Trail in Freeport, Long Island, Nova Scotia

Walking the Fundy View Trail in Freeport, Long Island, Nova Scotia


 Trail berries on the High Cliff Cove Trail in Digby Neck, Nova Scotia

Trail berries on the High Cliff Cove Trail in Digby Neck, Nova Scotia