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Point Pleasant Park

Address: Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1B5, Canada (South End)
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$28*
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Halifax City Tour
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Ranked #15 of 67 Activities in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Traveler Resources, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running
Owner description: Have a picnic with sweeping ocean views or hike through 186 acres of...
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Traveler Resources, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Owner description: Have a picnic with sweeping ocean views or hike through 186 acres of forest in one of Halifax's most cherished parks.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The location is out of the way for tourists but my wife and I are hikers and did not mind walking the mile and 1/2 from the Hotel. I liked the trails and views. Folks we met on the trail were friendly and in love with their dogs! The fortification on the high end of the park was a neat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We decided to go to Point Pleasant to walk off our day's indulgences and also to see the damage that had been done during the Hurricane Juan. While it was distressing to see the damage to the old trees, it was wonderful to see how well the park has come back and how many people and dogs use the park!

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Belleville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Just like how clean the park is and it is right in Halifax. You have the Ocean and miles of trails There place for children to play there is so many trail it would take days to do them.

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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We are so lucky to have this place in Halifax. Point Pleasant Park is a fantastic place to relax, have picnics and enjoy nature. I love coming here to read during the summer, it's a pleasure to get some rest from the stresses of the city. It's also a great place to walk dogs and go running. I would certainly... More 

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Summerside, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Huge, trees, wildlife, history, ocean views, harbour walk, old forts - great place for walkers and joggers...Enjoy..

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful trails with lots of ocean frontage to see as well as McNabs Island and many more attractions.A must see/ .

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was fortunate to grow up across the street from this park, and thus know it in minute detail. It can be the backdrop for a casual nature walk or provide material for a detailed nature study. It's numerous forts were our hide 'n seek headquarters, and also provide a silent lesson on Halifax's military history. The shoreline is similarly... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great outdoor spot in the city. Lots of trees (although many got destroyed with the hurricane a few years back). Many paths to walk through with "street" signs to guide the way. Dog on an off leash areas and shared bike paths. No vehicles permitted makes it quiet and refreshing. There are a few monuments along the way, and some... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This park is the jewel in the crown of Halifax. Great trails for hiking and running. Lots of owners with their dogs here but all the dogs were well behaved even when off leash

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Love PPP!!! so many walking trails and beautiful sights to see, you can honestly get lost here for hours. On a nice hot day, its great for sitting by the water or sun tanning. If you like walking and being around nature, this is a great place right in the city! There are dog owners everywhere here so you will... More 

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