Fundy Trail Parkway

Fundy Trail Parkway, St. Martins: Hours, Address, Fundy Trail Parkway Reviews: 4.5/5

Fundy Trail Parkway
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Closed for the 2021 season. We look forward to seeing you in the spring! The ultimate Bay of Fundy eco-adventure. Drive the paved parkway that hugs the coastal cliffs. Lace up your hiking boots 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. 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.
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752cheryll
Kitchener, Canada29 contributions
You can always see the water along this newly constructed day use parkway. Speed limit is 40km/hr allowing for a leisurely drive and a chance to enjoy the views. Lots of look outs and observation decks. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the views. There is a reasonable admission charge of $11/adult; $9/senior or a family rate of $34.
Written August 2, 2022
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Ricky M
St. George, Canada25 contributions
Family
It was my first time through here and it was impressive. You really need to give yourself 3-8 hours to fully take things in at the stops. Lots of great scenery. We visited the suspension bridge and several lookouts.
Written July 31, 2022
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Jess E
Guelph, Canada29 contributions
Family
Excellent spot for a lighter fundy experience. Traveling with our 10 month old, wanted easy hikes and drive options. Park had both! Friendly staff, loads of activities, amazing views of the bay. Recommend exploring and supporting this park, as well as the helpful crew at the Big Salmon Information Centre.
Written July 7, 2022
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JBSea
Seattle, WA119 contributions
Solo
Before I even get to the sights, I have to share that my vacation had a near-disaster while I was there as my car broke down in the middle of the park. I share this as it gives me the opportunity to praise Josh, Nancy, and Murray (all employees) who went way out of their way to be helpful and caring to me and my dog while we were “stuck.” The tow truck couldn’t get to us until the following morning, and these 3 folks made sure we were safe for the night, brought coffee, and even checked that there was water for my dog. I cannot thank them enough. I am grateful beyond measure.

And on to the beauty of this place!

The views you will have of the Bay of Fundy are nothing short of spectacular. Parking at the various vistas and trailheads is ample, and it was quite uncrowned. What you see around every turn and corner is a feast for the eyes. This was my first time sightseeing along the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, and I would heartily recommend taking your time to explore here. You will be well rewarded.
Written July 1, 2022
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Bill M
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Absolutely beautiful scenery everywhere you looked.My wife ands I spent the entire day stopping at the lookouts and hiking various trails to falls, beaches and rivers. Melvin Beach was stunning and the views from the Walton Glen Gorge were definitely worth the hike.
Roads through the park are pristine with very little traffic and the park itself is super clean and well maintained. Make sure to stop in at the interpretation centre to watch their 8 minute video of the history of the park. Its very well done and the drone shots are breathtaking.
Will definitely be back again!
Written June 25, 2022
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TO-psych
Toronto, Canada306 contributions
This was the highlight of our trip around New Brunswick. It is so well-maintained and you can spend the whole day here checking out different trails, observation decks, waterfalls and beaches. It can be a bit overwhelming because it is so big with so many options, but the website is very detailed and organized. They even have suggested routes for first time visitors depending on how many hours you have.

The interpretation centre is also a great place to stop - they have a gift shop, some historical displays, clean washrooms and a room showing a 8 minute video about the history of the area. They have daily special for hot meals although when we went this was not available (I think it is only available during high season - late June to August). They do sell things like drinks, chips, cookies, and ice cream bars. We had come prepared with our own snacks anyways, as we thought there would be no places to buy food in the park. The interpretation centre (and many of the lookout areas) have lots of picnic tables and it is also close to the suspension bridge, which is small but fun to walk over.

Aside from the sights and the trails, the road running through the park is well maintained and makes for a majestic drive!

We did this as a day trip from Saint John, stopping at St. Martin's on the way.
Written June 6, 2022
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Diana W
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The Fundy Trail parkwas was about 9km from our botique Inn in St. Martins.You can drive or hike the trail. There are numerous outlooks to park your car and walk down to the beach or just sit on a bench and enjoy the viev. We came across rivers, waterfalls, and sunspension bridge to walk across. We went at low tide so we could walk the ocean floor. This is a must place to visit.

Written September 20, 2021
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Steven C
11 contributions
To say I did not know these views existed in my own province would be an understatement. Beautiful views, amazing trails...

Next time I will plan a whole day just for this area.

Highly recommended.
Written September 12, 2021
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namabeer
Toronto, Canada250 contributions
This was done as a day trip from St John. Go do St Martins caves as it's on the way. But time your trip with low tide at the caves and long beach. Worth the price of park fee. Upon recommendation of the park, i did the reverse starting at the falls but then driving all the way to the end by the gorge then working backwards to avoid people and to match the tides. Give yourself all day to do this trip. Park closes at 5pm-6pm depending on the season.

The fall was a short hike via steep stairs from the parking lot. Nice but nothing spectacular.

Per the park employee at the gorge, she recommended that we do the 4km hike rather than just walk to gorge. This was the highlight of the day. You go to the left of the office and go thru what looks like tropical rainforest. Lots of fungi/mushrooms ferns and tall evergreens with green moss on the floor. You may want some hiking poles or borrow a stick from the office. There are some tricky parks which make this hike fun. Steep stairs, 2-3 crossing thru meadow & stream. You may or may not get wet if your have poor balance. Very lush. At end you branch off to trail where gorge is. It's nice but ok. Liked the hike better. Pack a lunch and still at new lookout deck. There are 2 ways back - don't go with the wide gravel path. It longer and very boring. There is a trail back to office which is not clearly marked which goes thru forest.

Next was the Long beach - Great place to chill and fly a kite. At low tide you can walk out 2 km out. Facilities there.

Suspension bridge was ok. Nice little spot at stream if you want to take a dip.

Look outs were ok but nothing spectacular - always better to see during low tide.

Remember you have a 6 hr window for low tide. 3 hr before an 3 hr after

Enjoy
Written September 11, 2021
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steve d
atlanta45 contributions
Couples
Beautiful drive with many lookout points. Numerous biking or hiking trail from easy to hard. Took us about 4.5 hours to complete. We did 2 hikes about 4 miles total and several photo stops along the way.
Written September 1, 2021
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