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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  • 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 »
  • The forest in the city. Easily accessible bike ride, you can go to relax and work with the new ease of access Center to walk this good really good, sometimes even catching the football and I'm able to spend the time ~
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  • 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.
  • Great park! Lots of trails to choose from with great views. Main trails are well maintained and local folk who use the park on a daily basis are quite friendly! Multi use trails (bikes, runners, walkers, dogs) so use caution and share the trail.
  • Point pleasant park is a treasure. Huge park with 90% being off leash for dog lovers. Ruins of forts and a Martello Tower. Located at the tip of the Halifax peninsula facing the open ocean.
  • I adore this place for walking. I love just laying in the grass and hearing the quiet end of the city. Never too busy. People who bring dogs here are usually respectable.
  • It's a nice place for dogs to take a walk at all times of the day. Beaches, secret paths great for kids!

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Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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