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Reversing Falls

200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 34 attractions in Saint John
Type: Waterfalls
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Amherst, NH
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190 reviews 190 reviews
45 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Nice vantage point associated with restaurant, but when we were here 25 yrs ago, the vantage point seemed better. OK for a quick visit (15 minutes).

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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best time to view the "falls" is before high or low tide. The water is "slack" at exact high/low tide. This isn't really a waterfall but it is fun to see the change

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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247 reviews 247 reviews
212 attraction reviews
457 helpful votes 457 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the views from the Reversing Falls viewpoints of the river and the city of Saint John.However,i also enjoyed Wolastoq Park,up the hill very close to the viewpoints.At the Wolastoq Park,I saw wonderful wooden statues depicting important people who shaped the history of New Brunswick by Albert Deveau,a 20th Century carver from New Brunswick.I saw delightful wooden statues of... More

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Val-d'Or, Québec, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Impressive what nature and the strength of water can do! If you really want to see the waters turn, plan to be there 3-4 hours before high tide and stay until the tide is high...

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 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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