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Reversing Falls

200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 30 attractions in Saint John
Type: Waterfalls
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I watched the reversing "falls" at high tide, so the ocean was pushing the river current upstream. There were dozens (if not hundreds) of cormorants, many seagulls and several harbor seals enjoying a feast of fish. Apparently it's more dramatic to watch the falls at low tide, so check the tide schedule and plan accordingly. Boat rides and zip lining... More

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Holliston, MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to stop - but know that you have to go multiple times. It is only 5 minuets from downtown Saint John - so not a problem - but you have to time it with the tides. High, Low & midtide exhibit different behavior. So check the tide charts and drop by in between other places. There are stairs... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Even in the rain ir was cool to watch the power of the water. Timing required for tide effects. Pet friendly

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We ate in a restaurant overlooking the area where the Bay of Fundy meets the St. John River while the tide was going out. It was interesting to see rocks gradually appear in the Bay of Fundy as well as small whirl pools. Later in the day we took a harbor tour, and observed the "reversing falls" as the tide... More

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I enjoyed looking at the ducks riding the tide... had lunch at the Reversing falls Restaurant: excellent food, and reasonnable prices.

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Royersford, PA
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3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While we enjoyed Saint John we drove to this "attraction" down a windy bumpy road to read 3 plaques. Apparently at one time there were Falls at Reversing Falls and now there are just rapids. Oddly placed zip line over the parking lot and probably the most boring attraction I've ever visited. The fact that you stare out at a... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Depending on the level of the tide, there may or may not be much to the falls. Reportedly at low tide the falls are 27 feet high, which would be impressive. We were fortunate to arrive shortly before high tide and the tide peaked and then began to subside before we left, so we got to see the falls actually... More

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The power of the changing tides are given a front row seat at the falls. If you can go all the way down the stairs. Definatly a must see!

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travelsbyrail
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you can plan a visit about 6 hours apart then you can really see the meaning of a reversing fall.

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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139 reviews 139 reviews
100 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A bit overhyped, this is an interesting feature to view the water racing inland from the Atlantic due to some quirk in the river; there are a number of walkways and a bridge so you may get as many views of these "falls" as possible.

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