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Address: 200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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reversing rapids

went to the reversing rapids and watched from across the power plant great location instead of going up to the fallsview restaurant

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Reston
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable. You have to visit at both low and high tides to get the full effect. Don't miss this one.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

went to the reversing rapids and watched from across the power plant great location instead of going up to the fallsview restaurant

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Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The day we were there it was cloudy, foggy and rainy so we really couldn't see much the first day. However, my husband was able to see the tide coming in from the ocean with all the whirlpools and eddys. The next morning, it was sunny and we went by there again so I could see the reversing tides. It... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We got to the observation area just after high tide. It was fun to watch the seals looking for fish. If you're expecting raging rapids, that's not what we saw, but we enjoyed watching the current run the wrong way and reading the signs about the history and tides.

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We walked along a very busy road from the downtown. There were lookouts and exhibits to read. The falls were beautiful along with the types of rock.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

As a result of the remarkable tidal features of the Bay of Fundy, this is a spot where incoming tide encounters neap tide water and results in a maelstrom of currents, eddies and "rapids" that stir up white water in avery direction. The timing is important, and is best caught as the time for high tide is near. I had... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Worth seeing. it's good to go at low tide and then at high tide and if you can at low tide again. you will really see the difference in the flow. There is also a park across the street that will give you a spectacular view of the falls. Definitely something you have to see. A picture will not do... More 

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League City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The tide changes roughly every 6 hours. My wife and I went at low tide in the afternoon to see several people kayaking on the rapids. Went again in the evening to see the bay pushing back on the river and several wild seals feeding...or stuck fighting the tide. Very impressive and educational.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Liked friendly locals who explained the reversing falls action. Disliked industrial setting and unkempt park lawns.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

In order to fully appreciate the Reversing Falls, you have to know the schedules for both low and high tides. We were able to access this on line easily - and I have limited technology skills. The best way to get the full impact is to see it twice - once at high tide and once at low tide. But... More 

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Address: 200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John

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