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Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park Review

This incredible 206-square-km (80-square-mile) park is a microcosm of New Brunswick's inland and coastal climates, and was recently designated a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, in recognition of its superb night skies free of light pollution. Park naturalists offer several programs each day, including beach walks and hikes to explore the park's unique climatic conditions and the fascinating evolution evident in the forests. The park has 100 km (60 miles) of varied hiking and mountain-biking trails, camping, golf, tennis, a heated Bay of Fundy saltwater pool, and a playground. Among the most scenic of the trails is Laverty Falls, a 2.5-km (1.5-mile) trail that takes you on an ascent through hardwood forests to the beautiful Laverty waterfall and arrives at the old Shepody Road. At Third Vault Falls, a 3.7-km (2.3-mile) trail starting from the Laverty Auto Trail Parking Lot, hikers emerge at the falls and can take a refreshing dip in the pool. On the way to the Coppermine Trail, a hike to an abandoned mine at Point Wolfe, visitors wind around a steep curve and through a bright-red covered bridge, a favorite spot for photographers. In the evening there are interactive programs in the amphitheater and campfires. The more than 600 campsites range from full-service to wilderness, and yurts and "oTENTik" accommodations—a combination of tent and cabin—are also available.

Updated: 08-20-2013

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