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Woodhaven RV Park, near Halifax, Nova Scotia

Woodhaven RV Park, near Halifax, Nova Scotia

A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour

By Jim Fulton

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I spent a week at Woodhaven RV Park, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. I orginally had thought to visit the nearby peninsula where half a century ago we had stayed with a faculty member from Brown at a cabin that he owned, but I didn't accomplish that goal. I did visit the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Woodhaven RV Park is very pretty: large, gravel sites, well wooded, with trees separating the sites. And the wifi is good, at least for my computer; my tablet and phone are having some difficulties. But the water system was under a boil ban, and I had to rely on my fresh water tank.

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Id Flights_GFT_2018_0807
Title Woodhaven RV Park, near Halifax, Nova Scotia
Subtitle A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour
Keywords Halifax, Nova Scotia, Woodhaven RV Park, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Author Jim Fulton
Author's URL https://fenixnest/Phoenix/
Copyright 2017
Status Published: 2018/8/29
Last Revised 2018-09-05

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Arrived 2018/8/7
Day of Tour 381
Nights Stayed 7
Departed 2018/14/14
Map miles from last stop 264
Mileage on arrival 41,781
Actual miles from last stop 332
Accumulated miles for trip 23,264

I spent a week at Woodhaven RV Park, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. I orginally had thought to visit the nearby peninsula where half a century ago we had stayed with a faculty member from Brown at a cabin that he owned, but I didn't accomplish that goal.

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The Journey to Halifax

I took an alternate route south of Lake Bras d'Or for the half-day trip to Halifax. Slowly the countryside changed from almost unbroken forest to tree-lined farms on the hills of the island, and the woodlands that remained exhibited a different mix of trees, more deciduous and less conifer. I did experience an hour's delay at St. Peter's for a line of sailboats to cross, like ducklings, first one way and then the other, through a "pivot-bridge" on the canal between Lake Bras d'Or and the Atlantic Ocean

Map of Journey to Halifax

Map to Halifax
Route of Journey to Halifax from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Journey to Halifax
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Journey to Halifax
Journey to Halifax
Journey to Halifax
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Journey to Halifax
Journey to Halifax
Journey to Halifax
Journey to Halifax

Woodhaven RV Park

Woodhaven RV Park is very pretty: large, gravel sites, well wooded, with trees separating the sites. And the wifi is good, at least for my computer; my tablet and phone are having some difficulties. But the water system was under a boil ban, indicating a failure of maintenance, and I had to rely on my fresh water tank.

Photo Gallery for Woodhaven RV Park

Woodhaven RV Park
Woodhaven RV Park
Woodhaven RV Park
Woodhaven RV Park
Woodhaven RV Park
Woodhaven RV Park
Woodhaven RV Park
Woodhaven RV Park
Woodhaven RV Park
Address 1757 Hammonds Plains Rd.
Hammonds Plains NS B4B 1P5
Home Page https://www.woodhavenrvpark.com/
Phone ‭(902) 835-2271‬
Associations
  • none
Rate (net US$) $45
Features
Amenities
Sewer Fire-Ring
Picnic Table   Paved Patio
Pull-through   Back-in
  Paved Gravel
 
Site Type
Lane Surface
Site Surface
  Paved Gravel   Grass    
  50 30   20
Playground Swimming   Golf
  Tennis   Waterfront   Other
Power
Play Areas
 
Reviews (as of 2018/8/16)
Reviewer
 
Rating Out of
(Highest: Best - 1: Worst)
RV Park Reviews 7.2 Good 10
Good Sam 8 10
KOA n/a 5
Tripadvisor n/a 5
Phoenix 5Phoenix 10
Attractiveness 7 10
Tree Cover 8 10: Dense - 1: Treeless
Site Size 5 10
Ease of Access 5 10
WiFiPhoenix 5 10
Pros
  • Well-wooded, park-like atmosphere
  • Site private in its own wooded alcove
Cons
  • Government-imposed boil ban on water system made local water unusable

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Almost every capital city has to have a museum to display its natural history, and the MNH is Halifax's. They seem to have put a lot of money into the building and the displays, but their collection of specimens and fossils is rather limited. They have a few intriguing exhibits, including the best model of an Anomalocaris that I have seen, but the exhibits that attract the kids, for example, the T-Rex skull, are mostly casts of fossils at other museums. I learned more from the tiny, locally funded Cape Breton Fossil Centre in Sydney Mines, than from this one. But they have a solid foundation on which to build.

Photo Gallery for Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Anomalocaris
Cambrian Period
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Anomalocaris
Cambrian Period
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Stromatolite
Precambrian
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Tiktaalik roseae
Early Tetropod
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Narwhal tusks
Modern
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Onward

My next stop after leaving Halifax was Amherst, Nova Scotia, from which I will visit the famous Joggins Fossil Cliffs.

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I would have rated this campground a 7 but for the water problem.

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