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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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Oromocto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great trails for a quick run if you're in the area. A good variation in elevation but nothing too extreme and fantastic views!

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Henniker, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It is a large park with sweeping ocean views and lots of walking trails. We drove around the loop stopping at several areas to walk a loop trail. We saw a porcupine cross the road. It has a boardwalk where you can go into the marshy area and look for sea birds too.

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Saint John, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to go for a walk or run, either on the gravel road or the trail. Well maintained and always open (from a walking or running perspective), it makes for good snow shoeing in winter and a good 6.5km run in summer. Good for photography as well, some deer and plenty of birds. There is a... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a beautiful park with lots of trails. Barely used during the week. Did I mention this costs zero dollars. Bring a lunch and some comfortable shoes. A baiting suit if your cold blooded or though. There are a bunch of geocaches here. Free propane BBQs to use. I saw a kids section on our way out with a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We got there a bit late and the sun was gone. The mosquitos were not welcoming so we didn't stay that long. I wish we were there earlier to walk by the beach and get on the trails. Still it was nice driving through the park. We saw a deer standing near the road but I imagine you'll get to... More

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Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Easily spend a few hours there walking or if you are short of time just drive the trail. There were areas where you could walk on the beach, have a picnic etc. Picture wise there are many different scenes from woods, beach, rocks, marshy.

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Edmonton, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We drove through the park on the trails in our rental car, a great option with younger kids or accessibility challenges, plus a good way to avoid the mosquitoes. Plenty of beautiful spots for pictures near the ocean, shell collecting and short walks to the water. The highlight was the cedar HEDGE MAZES where we played Harry Potter challenges for... More

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Woodsy walks overlooking water from the cliffs. Every turn looks like another postcard. Easy to find, plenty of parking.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This well-managed park has an easy to drive ring road that allows you to explore easily. Even if you don't get out and take a walk, it is worth the drive... Along the road there are plenty of places to stop and park, so we found ourselves exploring a few beaches and a few well marked trails.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We drover here in the morning on an extremely foggy day, which. Ay have added slightly to he mystique of the park, and certainly made the place less crowded than I think it would usually have been. We drove the loop of the park, stopping frequently to see what we could and to take pictures.

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