Alma Journals

Along the Bay of Fundy

A travel journal to Alma by gaudet

East Quoddy Head Lighthouse Photo, Alma, New Brunswick More Photos
Quote: The coastline along the Bay of Fundy can provide a most memorable vacation experience. Located between two maritime provinces (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia), the Bay of Fundy is known for its record tides, which can rise and fall about 53 feet.

Along the Bay of Fundy

Overview

East Quoddy Head Lighthouse Photo, Alma, New Brunswick
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Fundy National Park, St. Andrews resort town, Tidal Bore, city of Saint John, whale watching.

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A car is a must to enjoy the coastline. Boating/sailing tours are offered from St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and the Digby, Nova Scotia area.

Hiking Trails

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Fundy National Park offers wonderful hiking trails, but there are many other uncharted areas to hike. The Fundy Parkway, near St. Martins, offers miles of groomed trails. The New Brunswick Provincial Park, a New River Beach, has a hiking trail for more advanced hikers. Pack up a GPS unit and venture along the shoreline.

Campobello Island

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Campobello Island, one of the three Fundy islands, is located in the Bay of Fundy. A special part of the province of New Brunswick, this Canadian island lies just offshore of the most eastern town in the United States: Lubec, Maine. Campobello is accessed from the mainland by the Roosevelt Campobello International Bridge. During the early 1900s, wealthy families from cities such as Boston, New York, Ottawa, and Montreal traveled to Campobello by their private yacht, steamship, and train. Among the families that visited the island was the family of James Roosevelt, with their son Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), who first visited the island in 1883. Later, the president would Summer in Campobello at th...Read More

Digby Neck

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Along the western coast of Nova Scotia is a region called the "Digby Neck". This combination of a peninsula and several small islands measures roughly 40km long and 5km wide, with Saint Mary's Bay on the south side and the Bay of Fundy on the north side. Across Saint Mary's Bay, there are the Acadian communities of Clare County (Metegan, Church Point), which are rich in culture. Digby Neck offers several whale-watching operations and B&B accommodations.

Grand Manan

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Grand Manan is the largest of the Fundy islands. Located approximately 22 miles off the coast of New Brunswick, Grand Manan is accessible by the ferry service that operates from Blacks Harbour to North Head. The crossing takes about 90 minutes.

The island is about 15 miles long and 7 miles wide. There are several small B&Bs, inns, and a provincial campground. Grand Manan offers a glimpse into the fishing industry of the Bay of Fundy (herring and lobster), but one the main draws to the island is its whale-watching operations, which offer one of the rare chances to spot a near extinct northern right whale.

Deer Island

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Deer Island is one of larger Fundy islands. Accessible by a year-round government-operated ferry service from the mainland, Deer Island's coastline is dotted with small fishing villages. During the summer months, tourists visit the island for whale watching tours and the island's world-class kayaking. At the southwestern end of the island is the "Old Sow", one of world's few whirlpools.

About the Writer

gaudet

gaudet
St. George, New Brunswick