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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 71 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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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
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
21 reviews 21 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
72 helpful votes 72 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Halifax, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've lived in Halifax for over two years, visit Point Pleasant at least weekly, and have neither gotten tired of going to the park, nor, despite my best efforts, have I explored every corner of Point Pleasant. Whether it's going for a 10 kilometre run, walking along the coast, surfing, climbing trees, studying, or just sitting and enjoying the view... More

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Windsor, Canada
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211 reviews 211 reviews
50 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've spent many hours walking the roads and trails that Point Pleasant park offers. I've used it for casual walks by myself, with my wife and kids, with the dog and with friends. Many use it for running and others just for the view of the mouth of the harbour. It's a gem in Halifax that offers a little tranquility... More

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