Herring Cove Provincial Park is a diverse park that includes nature, history, geology and beautiful landscapes. Herring Cove Beach is an almost two kilometer long steep, gravel beach. The sound of the rocks rolling over each other with each wave is something that I haven't heard elsewhere.Behind the beach is the long, narrow Glensevern Lake, which separates the beach from the forest. The rest of the park is a mainly spruce forest that extends almost across the whole island. The trails through this forest were traveled by the Roosevelts as they made their way to the beach, and to a tea house that existed on the shores of Lake Glensevern.
Not far from the site of the tea house is a large erratic boulder the size of a house called the rock of Gibraltar. This boulder was left by the glaciers, which receded some 10,000 years ago.
Trails in this park:
Page Last Updated December 13, 2017.