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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 30 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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campdad
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We toured the park several times during our trip to St. John mostly in very foggy, rainy weather. Even with the inclement weather we loved the park as it was also very deserted. We found the park to be well maintained and easily accessible. We were able to walk the trails and the beach dodging the rain showers and wondering... More

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Came here for a quick view and stayed for 4 and a half hours! Watched the giant tide roll out and enjoyed the beauty of the entire place. Bumpy drive so pee first!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You can get out of your car and hike or walk, or you can just drive it and get out at the different lookouts.

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Saint John, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Awesome well groomed trails, surrounded by the beautiful Bay of Fundy! Can't get much better than that.

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Wilton, California
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690 reviews 690 reviews
245 attraction reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We could see a beach from our room so we found out how to get to Sandy Cove Rd and followed it to the end where the Preserve is located. There are half dozen shorter trails, none difficult, and hikers take the road through the preserve that we drove through. We stopped at all the signs and observation decks. It... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was in Saint John for so short of time that I depended on TripAdvisor for recommendations of don't miss experiences. I consider myself an outdoorsman who loves to hike and climb and be near the water. This offers it all. However, it was so full of people the day I visited that I really didn't feel like I was... More

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Durham
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Irving Nature Park is mostly a gravel loop through about 600 acres surrounded by a marsh and the Bay of Fundy. Many people park and walk or jog the road and trails. Others drive the loop and park at various lookout spots along the way. The park rises above the marsh and bay and displays the famous Bay of Fundy... More

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Ottawa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Free to the public and built and maintained by the Irving group, the park is a beautiful place to spend a few hours, whether you drive, walk or cycle around the loop.The terrain, if you get off the one-way dirt road, is easy to moderate hiking, with numerous access points to rocky beaches. The scenery is wonderful, with many vistas... More

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Saint John, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Such a peaceful walk through nature! Birds chirping, squirrels passing by, surrounded by trees, trails, lookouts and water :) just absolutely the best way to spend the day!

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Saint John, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Irving Nature Park has been my "happy" place for a number of years now. It is hard to believe you are still in the city when you enter onto the trails with the bay to one side and beautiful marshes to the other. You watch the seals from October to May. talk to the porcupines as they waddle along... More

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