This quaint lighthouse over looking Walton Harbour is open to the public from May 1 – October 15, 8:00am-dusk. During these dates you can enter the lighthouse and climb the steep staircase to the lamp room above. There are a few look off trails around the lighthouse that take you to various cliff top views of the Minas Basin.
The Walton Lighthouse was erected by Timothy Parker in 1873 for $620. It is the only remaining lighthouse in Hants County and in 1991 the Municipality of East Hants bought the lighthouse to be a heritage site.
GPS Coordinates: N45o14.052′ W64o0.714′
On Hwy 215 head to the town of Walton. On the north side of Walton Harbour, turn northwest on Lorne Smith Rd. Follow this road to the parking lot and lighthouse at the end.
- Parking Lot
- Wheelchair Access
- Picnic Tables
- Fire Pits
- Off-Leash Area
- Change Rooms
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