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Fundy Trail Parkway

229 Main Street | St. Martins, St. Martins, New Brunswick E5R 1B7, Canada
+1 506-833-2019
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Type: Trails
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: The ultimate Bay of Fundy eco-adventure. Drive the paved parkway that hugs the coastal cliffs. Lace up your hiking boots and hop on your mountain... more » Owner description: The ultimate Bay of Fundy eco-adventure. Drive the paved parkway that hugs the coastal cliffs. Lace up your hiking boots and hop on your mountain bike and explore the trails. These connect to paths and stairways which lead to pristine beaches and tumbling waterfalls, Precambrian rocks, 250m cliffs that tower at the water's edge. If that doesn't take your breath away, just check out the view - the spectacular, stunning Bay of Fundy. The trail has been carved out of the Fundy Escarpment, one of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas between Florida and Labrador. Most of the elements of the Fundy ecosystem exist within this area including the dramatic Fundy tides. At the Interpretive Centre you'll find original artifacts and old photos from a bygone era, when logging, fishing and shipbuilding were an economic mainstay of this region. Guided tours to Hearst Lodge and Great Day Experiences for the family or groups are available. The Interpretive Centre also provides a snack bar, restroom facilities and a small retail outlet. Above the Centre, there is a suspension bridge across the sparkling waters of the Big Salmon River and the beginning of the wilderness Fundy Footpath. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This rivals, if not bests, Mt Desert's Park Loop Road. Doesn't have the traffic and the views are more spectacular, almost primitive. Plenty of walking opportunities between park areas: if with someone else, one could walk and the other drive, and alternate roles.

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Riverview, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wow..... What can I say... It was so much more than I expected. The views were beautiful. The kids loved it. If you want the best views of the Bay of Fundy, this trail is for you. Plan to have lunch at the Caves Restaurant after the trail. It was a perfect way to end a perfect day. The view... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have driven this trail 3 times over the past decade and each time it had been extended further and it just keeps getting better. And the pathway which parallels the road is even more spectacular as it is closer to the sea views. Book a motel or B&B and stay several days to do it justice.

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Bangor, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Calling this "Maine Minus The Rocks" is not too far off the mark but shortchanges the Fundy Trail. The highway loop (we didn't walk the trails) offers plenty of dramatic vistas (of the pine tree and ocean variety) and we did see a rabbit. Unlike, say Acadia National Park, it does have the saving grace of not being nearly overrun... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Must do! Pack a picnic. Spend at least one whole day! You won't be sorry!!! Bring your camera!!!!!!!

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is an 11 mile each way loop with several breathtaking views. You can hike, bike or just ride in your car and make stops at 13 parking lot stops and overlooks. Bathrooms are just outhouses. Bring your own food and water. Might want bug spray. Cost approx. $20 for a carload, well worth it.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Walk the trails. See the "teapots," coastal views, and if you are lucky, a wild critter or two. The trails are not overly hard. The visitor center is quite nice as well.

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We entered the parkway at noon and drove to each of the lookouts along the trail including Fuller Falls, Interpretive Center, and the suspension bridge. Took 150 pictures. Did some easy hiking and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Hardly anyone in the parkway. The folks at the Interpretive Center were very helpful and knowledgeable. You do not need to be an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great views. Beware the trail to the Hearst lodge. It truly is "challenging," and while the view of the river along the trail is certainly scenic, it's not comparable to the views along the other trails in the park. If you choose to do it, plan it as a primary activity for the day, and either go when the lodge... More

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife, Sue, and decided it was time to visit the Parkway. We had heard about it for years and while we've combed much of New Brunswick, in particular its coastline, we had missed this part of the Fundy coast. We were on our way to Saint John to visit family after spending three days at Fundy National Park. We... More

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