Point Pleasant Park, Halifax

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A popular recreation spot for locals, Point Pleasant Park boasts well-maintained trails and scenic harbor views. Established in 1866, the 75 ha (190 acre) park is home to an array of military monuments, as well as old English fortifications. Take a relaxing walk, go for a jog, or cycle on the park’s winding paths. You can visit the Martello Tower, or admire several fort ruins, have a picnic, and relax on the peaceful beach. Arrange to visit Point Pleasant Park and other attractions in Halifax using our Halifax vacation app .
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  • I visit the park every time I visit Halifax. I am originally from Halifax and would swim in the park everyday in the summer. Now when I walk thru the park I find it so peaceful and love to watch the c...  more »
  • Nice place to walk and have a sit down, why not take a picnic. There are a couple of points of interest to see. Need a car or take a bus.  more »
  • While we were at Halifax during our one day stay during a cruise holiday we decided to go to Point Pleasant Park. We were not disappointed because the Park could offer visitors access to trails and ou...  more »
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  • So nice to have a forest space in the city. Beautiful place for walking and enjoying the ocean views. Even has outdoor Shakespeare plays performed during the summer months. Parking lots and bus service - also easy to walk to - from downtown. Don't forget to have an ice cream available near both of the parking lots. Great place for picnics
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi is definitely my favourite breed of dog if I had to choose between all of the dogs that are currently in existence today in the world. This is something I discovered while walking in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia because a lot of dogs were running all over the place this way and that way and really all over the place if I was being honest about where the dogs were running. There were also other types of dogs but I forget what types there were because of how cute the Pembroke Welsh Corgi running around were and looking very becoming as far as animals go except perhaps for horses because some horses are very becoming especially the little ones which are known as ponies or if they are very small miniature horses. Point Pleasant Park is a great park to look at Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Do not go here if you do not like walking around because it is not allowed to have cars inside it.
  • Really nicely kept park! It's gorgeous to walk through during the summer time. Additionally, there are various areas and sites that have historical monuments or pieces. It is also great for walking/running with dogs. There are sections of the park that are in leash and off leash, so expect to see dogs running around freely! (Also, there are a significant amount of squirrels in the area, so dog owners beware!) And my first trip, I had to have my phone or else I would get lost from all of the trails. It is a very large park.
  • Beautiful views . Watching ships come and go. Wonderful trail for a nature walk right near the city. Not to mention the historic landmarks and great informative interpretation spots . Shakespeare by the Sea is an added bonus in the summer.
  • Great park for all your needs. There's trail hiking, running/biking routes, a beautiful view and even a small beach. Dog friendly is a plus and there's plenty of them around!

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