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Irving Nature Park

Sand Cove Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
506-653-7367
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Saint John
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Traveler Description: The Irving Nature Park is a place that shouldn't be missed. Many activities can be done here from picnics, hikes, short walks, jogging, hanging out... more »
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Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This park is an amazing experience of eco tourism. View the ocean as you arrive at the parking area. You can park your car and explore on foot, or drive through the park and stop at look outs to enjoy the vistas these offer. There are different trails you may choose to walk, each having its own description, complete with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful views and sites. Lots to explore and see. Lots of rocky coastline and a beautiful sandy beach. Lots of walking trails and fun for the whole family. We spent an entire day exloring!

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The maze was fun and exciting and a great joy. we had alot of fun exploring. taking in the scenery and an all around good time. It is something fun to do by your self or with your family or even just with your spouse.

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Saint John, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This park is very easy to access. This is a great place to observe the tide, at low tide there is a lot of beach to walk and discover(mostly rocks), also trails in the woods. There is also a lot of wild birds to see, there 2 look out point with long view(free). One of them you can observe seal... More

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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I visited this park in July. We really enjoyed the hiking trails. Unfortunately we visited only a couple days after the the hurricane so a dense fog made most views not so great. The bugs were also terrible so remember the spray.

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Saint John, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While in the Irving Nature Park, you forget you are in the city. There are many hiking trails. If you are not in for a long hike, there are many that are short. From the beaches, lakes, mountains, picnic areas, rest stops, you can easily spend an afternoon in a peaceful setting.....and the best of all...... it is free!!

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Quispamsis, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great park for all ages. Walking trails that range from easy to hard for all interests. Free BBQ's to use if you bring soming to throw on them. Nice beaches and beautiful scenery. Make sure to stop by the hedge maze just before you get to the park entrance

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Saint John, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great park suitable for the whole family. There are several trails that can be hiked, some more challenging than others, one includes a boardwalk. There are many lookouts, a family barbecue area. At certain times of the year and at the right tide you can view seals sunning themselves on smaller coastal islands. I have photos of... More

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Halifax, NS Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While the cynical side of me assumes this was created by Irving as a combo branding/apology exercise, this park is nice. The beach area is gorgeous and fairly rare for the area (as far as I have seen). There are cedar mazes that are fun to wander through, playgrounds and 6 km of biking/hiking/driving trails (plus more hiking trails I... More

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bronx ny
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174 reviews 174 reviews
142 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Oh boy what a great park! and free!!! I can't believe it! this park has everything, lake, beach, mountain, hikes. Just a dream if you love the outdoors like I do.

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