St Martins, New Brunswick – You can hike it, bike it, or drive it – the Fundy Trail is located along the rugged tide-sculpted New Brunswick coast of the Bay of Fundy. Visitors can enjoy the dramatic cliffs, observation lookouts, waterfalls and beaches using it’s 13 km of paved parkway and 16 km of footpaths and bicycle routes. Bike rentals are available and the Trail has a free shuttle service.
Another very cool feature: you can visit a lodge once owned by publishing baron William Randolph Hearst. You can experience his holiday his lifestyle – enjoy a salmon dinner and relax by the fireplace. The log lodge, which has four bedrooms and two cabins, was built for him to enjoy salmon fishing. Guided day-hikes to the lodge are available from the Interpretive Centre, and overnight accommodation is available with home-cooked dinner full-breakfast. If you arrange to stay overnight they will transport you, or you can hike up the scenic 2.8 km Hearst Lodge Footpath and your bags will be delivered to you. Fundy
Located 57 km east of Saint John, the gateway to the Fundy Trail is the village of St Martins, where you can pick up information and you can enjoy a meal at a beachfront café. Something that’s very cool about this area is that thanks to a shoreline that is constantly eroded by the Fundy tides, nearby science researchers recently discovered reptile footprints over 300 million years old.
For The Fundy Trail opens in May and closes in October. For specific dates visit www.fundytrailparkway.com
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