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Point Pleasant Park

Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1B5, Canada (South End)
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Ranked #4 of 74 attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Activities: Running
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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Nova Scotia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Point pleasant park is a great place for an easy run with a few easy hills available if so desired. One can run around the perimeter of the park and enjoy the views of the water or follow many of the interior paths. The park is full of dogs and their owners; there are several off leash areas for them.... More

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Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For for a run, for a bike ride, walk the dog, lounge on the grass, take a hike, play with the kids: you can get out of the city without actually leaving the city!!

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

With ocean, lots of trees, and historic sites, Point Pleasant Park is a perfect place to relax for a weekend afternoon. It is also a great place for a lot of joggers and runners. The only complain I have is, too many motorcyclists like here too and they always make very annoying noises.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We biked from the harbour to Point Pleasant Park. We rented our bikes from I Love Bikes on the harbour. The park offers great views onto the water and provides a quiet place to watch the sail boats. There are several trails throughout the park and lots of benches to sit and relax. It is really easy to bike to... More

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Belem, PA
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great natural spot. Trails are very beautiful throughout all seasons. The first time I went there, it was all covered in snow and some people were even skiing. During summer, picnics are great. The only bad thing is it lacks places to buy a snack or some cold/hot drink.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This park is great for those wanting to go for a walk - through the woods or by the water. There is beach access and lots of places to rest and relax. Bring a picnic lunch and admire the beauty of the ocean. Joggers love this place for the extensive trails. Also a number of war memorials to view and... More

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Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

So happy we found this park for a morning run and touring of the beautiful land and coast of Halifax. I was sad that I didn't have my dog to enjoy the off leash trails but met many lovely dogs and people along the way. Many historical spots to stop and check out too. Wish we had a park like... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great combination of water views and forest views with different trails to check out. There are several *outhouse* facilities and at least one proper facility within the park. The canteen wasn't open when we visited so be sure to bring your own water bottles... The beach is small and there was no lifeguard in attendance during our visit. Great place... More

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Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This park is beautiful. It's close to the downtown area and it's a great way to see the ocean and get some fresh air.

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Bedford, Nova Scotia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Enjoy yourself walking amongst the trees, sit on a bench and watch the water views.....serene.....a great place to bring the kids and let them run off steam and play ball, etc.

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