In terms of dog-friendliness, we give Blomidon Provincial Park two paws up. There are a number of sites that are large, private and well-spaced. Dallas was able to be off-leash whenever we were at our site, so she spend a lot of time happily wandering around the woods chewing on sticks and munching on as much grass as she could get away with.
There are some fantastic hikes within the park that feature pretty forested trails and expansive views of the Minas Basin. A beach walk at low tide is not to be missed. And the wonderful (and very popular) Cape Split hike is a mere 20-minute drive away.
For more information on the campground, check out this blog post. And for The Top 3 Dog-Friendly Activities at Blomidon Provincial Park, click here.
A note on the camp sites… Every camper knows that a little inside knowledge on camp sites can go a long way. So when we visit a new park, we make sure to do a loop around the entire park to take note of the very best sites. Blomidon has some pretty wide variation. The most popular sites are the even-numbered sites from 34 to 68. They are in a wooded area, but generally speaking, they are quite close together and they are definitely in the “family zone”. The odd-numbered sites from 53-69 and sites 70-73 have no privacy. They are in a wide-open field. We like sites 1-27 the best because they offer a bit more space between sites. Next time, we’ll try to book site #1 because it’s right on the cliff-side, while also being sheltered and incredibly private.
How to Get There
Follow Hwy 101 (from Sackville) for about 45 minutes (or 76 km). Take exit 11 towards NS-358, and follow NS-358 N for about 11 km. Turn left onto Pereau Road, and wind your way up the hillside for 15km. The Park entrance will be on your right.