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Point Pleasant Park, Halifax

(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our world travel planner, Halifax attractions like Point Pleasant Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Walking from the boardwalk at sunrise you'll end up at this gem in little time. If your a dog lover and enjoy the site of pups having a morning play this is the place for you. Historic locations, pict...  more »
  • Honestly, I dont have a whole lot more to add to whats been said before. But if youre visiting Halifax, your trip isnt complete with out a stroll through point pleasant. gorgeous! 
  • This is a great place to go for a walk/hike. There are off leash areas as well for all you doggy owners. Also historic points of interest along the way. 
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  • This is a great place to wander around, even after Hurricane Juan really damaged the area years ago. Very popular place to go in the summer and dog walking etc. Just be careful, I once had my car broken into and stuff stolen out of it in the parking lot. It wasn't even a nice car with nice things in it, so just beware.
  • Nice walking trails, good for yourself or family's, or people with dogs. Nice sites by the water. Shakespeare by the sea is there sometimes (check online if you're interested in that, it's not always on). Dogs have on leash and off leash sections.
  • A great park on Crown land in Halifax's north end. Walking and cycling is great and a QR code historical tour. Plenty of shaded places and safe areas to swim. Great views. You can bring dogs and some areas are designated for walking dogs off a leash.
  • Beautiful park overlooking the entrance to historic Halifax Harbour and the North Atlantic Ocean. Lots of trails, beautiful views and remnant memories of the world wars. A moving place.
  • Beautiful park in downtown Halifax with great trails and nature hikes. Historic buildings on the grounds and well as a breathtaking view of Halifax harbour. One of my favourite green spaces in HRM