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  • Rocco Point Chapel & Nature Trail

Rocco Point Chapel & Nature Trail

30-, 306 Rocco Point Rd, Ste. Anne du Ruisseau, Nova Scotia B0W 2X0
(902) 648-3379

No Rocky Roads Here

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

Location: Ste-Anne-du Ruisseau (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 7317, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau)
Starting Point: Parking at Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau Church, where a guide is available; walk along Rocco Point Road for 1 kilometer to the trail entrance
Distance: 0.5 km
Time: 15 minutes
Description: Linear trail includes a boardwalk, grass surface, 2 look-offs
Attractions: Nature trail with Salt Bay on one side and La Grande Passe on the other, a viewpoint from the chapel on top of the hill; Acadian history
Services: Outhouse

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