Ovens Park is a privately owned 190 acre pristine reserve of coastal forest, located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, along the scenic Lighthouse Route. For hundreds of years, people have been drawn to the incredible beauty, diverse geography, spiritual solace, and fascinating history that make The Ovens Park so unique. Every year, thousands of park visitors hike the spectacular trails along the cliffs to view the famous sea caves, or "Ovens" for which the park was named.
There are many reasons to visit the Ovens Park. Owned and operated by the Chapin Family, the Ovens is host to many activities, festivals and provides some of the best family camping the Nova Scotian coast has to offer.
For hundred of years, people have been drawn to the incredible natural beauty, spiritual solace, diverse geography, and fascinating history that make The Ovens Park unique.
Every year, thousands of park visitors hike the spectacular trail along the cliffs to view the famous sea caves, or "Ovens" for which the park was named. There are several overlooks along the trail which offer excellent views of beautiful Lunenburg Harbour and the offshore islands.
Tucker's Tunnel is the first of the sea caves that can be entered. It began as a natural cave but it was extended by mining activities during the 1861 gold rush at the Ovens. At the height of the gold rush, the Ovens supported a town of over a thousand miners, complete with hotels, stores, and a bank.
While the buildings of this era are gone, remnants of the gold rush can be found in many areas of the park. The park maintains a small gold rush museum and visitors can rent a gold pan and try their luck at panning for gold on Cunard's Beach. Halfway along the trail, a balcony allows visitors to view the fine veil of water that falls across the opening to Indian Cave, named after an ancient legend wherein a M'Kmaq native paddled his canoe into the cave emerging near Blomidon on the other side of the province. Further along the trail, a concrete staircase descends the cliff face and leads to a balcony inside Cannon Cave, where visitors can hear, and sometimes even feel, the resounding boom created as waves enter the large cavern. All park guests are welcome to enjoy our large swimming pool. We also have a restaurant, general store, and a gift shop which features the work of many noted Nova Scotian crafts people.
Some of the highlights of the park season are our annual Chapin Music Festival & Knotty By Nature festival and our unique sea caves and tours, gold panning on Cunard's beach, the Ovens museum and nightly entertainment in the on site Restaurant (July thru Labour day).
Ovens Park Quiet Hours - 11pm to 8am. All fires must be extinguished during this time.
Obey all posted signs. All guests and those they are responsible for must show respect and adhere to the direction of the Ovens Park staff. All guests are completely responsible for their children's/guest's actions and safety.
No All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV's, Dirt Bikes, etc.) are allowed on the park grounds at any time.
The Ovens Natural Park Phone 902.766.4621 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org