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Point Pleasant Park

Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1B5, Canada (South End)
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Ranked #5 of 79 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped there to enjoy the sea and walk. Very nice! There are lots of walking trails, plenty of benches for resting.

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Point Pleasant Park is located close to Downtown Halifax, Pier 21, the cruise ship terminal and the Seaport Farmers Market. Point Pleasant Park offers scenic views and wide trails for walking and biking (some biking restrictions). The park has pick nick areas and a public beach (cold water!). Point Pleasant Park is wheelchair accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We drove through the port to the park and stopped in the abundant parking lot at the park entrance. This is the Halifax equivalent of Vancouver's Stanley Park. Located on the edge of downtown, just past the port, it is surrounded by the water on 2 sides. It has a small beach by the parking lot, but we wouldn't go... More

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lima
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54 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We found this park after looking at Halifax attractions on Trip Advisor. We took an hour walk around the exterior of the park. We enjoyed the views of the water. It is a very well maintained park with lots of people in the park. Looked like a great place to pack a picnic and spend a day. We also enjoyed... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Point Pleasant Park has a lot of family friendly trails and a beach area. Great place for a long or short walk.

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you enjoy the outdoors, in the heart of the city, take time out to visit Point Pleasant Park. Great walking trails and becautiful views of the water. Not a great place to swim unfortunately; but a very nice place for a family picnic, throwing rocks in the water and overall family enjoyment. Some neat forts to explore.

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Took the kids here on vacation killing some time while waiting for a plane, and what a pleasant surprise. Wide, extremely well groomed paths winding through dense old growth trees, just a few minutes from the harbour. Incredibly clean and well taken care of, even a public washroom down near the water. Good size too, we could have walked easily... More

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oakville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful walk. Lovely view of the water. The houses in the area are really lovely as well and make for a pleasant drive around the neighbourhood .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

nice place to enjoy the outdoors. You can do the trails, see an old fort or sight near the harbour shore

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Natural oldish growth park devastated by Hurricane Juan but is bouncing back. If only the do-gooders will just let it regenerate naturally the way it gre in the first place. Great place for a walk an view of the harbour

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