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Irving Nature Park

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Address: Sand Cove Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Phone Number: 506-653-7367
Activities: Birdwatching

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So close to the city but so good!

Awesome nature park that is free! Not overly used gives it a secluded feel. Lots of trails and hidden spots to enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Awesome nature park that is free! Not overly used gives it a secluded feel. Lots of trails and hidden spots to enjoy.

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fredericton nb canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We have been to SJ many times and always wondered what was out in the distance with all the traffic. After a quick stop at the tourism building we went out to see. The park is nice with lots of hiking trails to walk and lots of spots for picnics. We really like the do it yourself propane BBQ's where... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Irving Nature Park is owned and run by the JD Irving Company Limited, which runs a major forestry business in New Brunswick. The park has trailed for hikers of all fitness levels, and has BBQ and picnic areas etc. It is a great place to spend an afternoon. Brung your own lunch, as there are no concessions in the... More 

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FREDERICTON
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I love coming to the Irving Nature park. There are great views from the top of some of their trails there and it is right on the ocean. If you have time walk along the beach and look for neat rocks or bring some binoculars and look for eagles and sealions or other animals.

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Quispamsis, NewBrunswick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Nice 6 kilometer road with many trails leading to beautiful boardwalk to the Saints Rest Marsh, Coastal beaches and distant view of Nova Scotis if the fog is gone.

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SAINT JOHN
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Beautiful park for a drive or many hiking trails. Just a short drive from uptown Saint John, a small oasis of nature. Worth a few hours exploring. Lots of fun for geocachers here too.

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Laval, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I had the opportunity to go for a walk throught the Irving nature park. There are so many trails to hike/walk/bike. Great for anyone looking to get some fitness activity in while away. When you are the top of the park the view is breathtaking. The park was quite busy with poepl of all ages. It was nice to see.

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We started out for a hike which was very enjoyable through the shoreline forest. Afterwards we drove around stopping at various points of interest (ours). Our time in the park was well spent.

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Saint John, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We travel this park on various seasons as we live in Saint John - what unspoiled beauty. Free for all cars and walking tours - please visit the 'stair-climb' it is worth it. al

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Always a good time... bring some black sunflower seeds during the winter to feed the chickadees.. they land in your hand! Love it.. there seems to be quite a bit of upkeep that goes on here and it's never in disrepair... BRING YOUR GPS!! Tons of geocaching opportunites!

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