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Rocco Point Chapel and Nature Trail

Location

Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau

Rocco Point is the site of the first Acadian Mass celebrated post-deportation. Points of interest include a chapel, Stations of the Cross and a boardwalk leading to an observation deck. Rocco Point is an especially rich birding site as it is surrounded by salt water.

From Yarmouth take Hwy 103 to exit 33, turn R onto Hwy 308. At the stop, turn L and follow Hwy 3 to the church at 7309, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau.

Starting Point: Parking at Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau Church, where a guide is available. Walk along Rocco Point Rd. for 1 km. to trail entrance.

Distance: 0.5 km

Time: 15 mins.
Description: Linear trail includes a boardwalk. Grass surface. 2 look-offs.
Attractions: Nature trail, Salt Bay on one side and La Grande Passe on the other, viewpoint from chapel on top of hill. Acadian history.
Services: Outhouse.
GPS: Lat: 43°49.63104, Lon: -65°55.59924