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Point Pleasant Park

Address: Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1B5, Canada (South End)
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$46*
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Halifax City Tour
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Ranked #9 of 121 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jogging paths & tracks, Spas & Wellness, Traveler Resources, 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, Spas & Wellness, Traveler Resources, 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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Lunenburg, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit the park while we waiting for an appointment. It has been years since we were here. That's a shame. It is still a beatiful place to walk and take pics. For industrial photos you have the container peer and a panorama of the Dartmouth side. For nature you obviously have the park with trees, beech and... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is by far our favourite walking park in Halifax! There are so many trails to explore and beautiful lookoffs along the paths. I have enjoyed running and walking in Point Pleasant Park and I can't wait to take my daughter for stroller rides along the trails once the weather gets better. Sometimes, in the summer months, we will grab... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are walking, running trails . When you walk to the point you will see islands, ships coming and going, sailing vessels and the North West Arm. There is a restaurant. Also, some old gun batteries are in the middle of the park. It is worth visiting.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great place to walk, run or cross country ski. There is also a good view of the harbour entrance and some history with a Martello tower and other fortifications and the sailors memorial. The anchor from the Bounty is also on display. Dog on/off leash friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have just had a baby, and need some fresh air, chuck that little baby in the car seat and take a ride down to Point Pleasant Park. The trail along the oceanfront is a lovely, windy, refreshing walk: flat and safe. Great way to shake off the baby blues!

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Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

lots of dogs and runners. mature trees and lots of little paths that are not known by everybody. can be busy at times. great place for a picnic. I prefer to go in the evening and watch the sunset.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Trails are nice and wide, with lots of directions to choose from. Lots of ups and downs in the wheelchair, but quite pleasant, well named. Next time we will just drive to the large parking area to the north and enjoy the ocean view from there.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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