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October 16, 2010
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FeesAdmission covers two days, which maximized the opportunity for visitors to explore the area at both high and low tide. All fees are in Canadian dollars and are posted on the Web site.
Getting ThereThe Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site is located just off Route 114 in southeastern New Brunswick. Though hardly on the beaten path, it is located less than an hour from Greater Moncton International Airport and less than 4 hours driving time from the Maine-Canadian border at Calais-St. Stephens. As part of a larger scenic area, guest accommodations for visiting the site are plentiful and cover a range of choices.
From journal Touring the Maritimes
October 16, 2005
At the ticket booth they give you the option of paying extra for the shuttle bus, which will drive you to the entrance of the beach and return you to the Interpretive Centre. The shuttle may shorten your walking distance, but in order to see the formations, you will need to walk down several flights of steep stairs and then through the muddy, uneven terrain of the beach and eventually back up the flights of steps. If you choose not to take the shuttle, you will make your way through a wooded path with the option to stop at various lookout points along the way.
At the entrance/exit to the beach, there is a takeout restaurant as well as a picnic area and a place to wash the mud off your shoes. I would advise wearing comfortable walking shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. At the entrance to the site there is a gift shop and an interpretive centre where you can obtain information about the tides, formations, and the cultural history of Albert County particularly the native Mi’kmaq.
From journal Watch Out for the Tides!
by J&J Reid
August 25, 2002
One of those sites, and probably one of the neatest ones we stopped at, was the Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site. This site highlights the amazing power and variance of the Bay of Fundy tides.
In order to get here, you must exit the Trans Canada highway and take highway 114. This highway itself is a nice scenic route that follows the bay, bisects the Fundy National Park and returns to the Trans Canada highway about an hour outside of St. John.
We arrived at the Hopewell Rocks park in the morning which turned out to be lucky as this happened to be low tide. Admission to the park is about $5, and they do allow pets on a leash. Your admission gives you a 24-hour time limit to return to the park so that you are able to see both low and high tides.
At low tide, you are allowed to walk on the beach and observe the "flowerpot pillars." The pillars of stone were carved by the power of the daily tides. At high tide, these pillars look like little more than small islands. It’s about a kilometre's walk from the entrance to the flowerpots, but there is a shuttle service for $1 if you are so inclined.
From journal Two nights in St. John (with a dog)