Irishtown Nature Park, Moncton

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This article refers to a park in Canada. If you are looking for information about a park in Dublin, see Irishtown Nature Park, Dublin.Irishtown Nature Park is a large urban park located on the northern edge of Moncton within the city of Moncton, New Brunswick (Tankville). At 9 km2 it is one of the largest urban parks in Canada. The park has a large (1.20 km2) lake which is popular for kayaking and canoeing. The park is also used for hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing in the winter. There are several historic displays within the park including a small museum consisting of a fully restored one-room school. There is also a set of signs relating to the parks history as the city of Monctons first water supply dating back to the mid 19th centuryBirdwatching is popular in the park due to the wide variety of birds which reside in the park including: Black-capped chickadees Nuthatches Yellow-finches Purple finches Hairy woodpeckers Downy woodpeckers Doves The multi use trails can be accessed from multiple entry points such as the main parking lot at 1155 Elmwood Drive, Caledonia parking lot at 595 Caledonia Road or at the Gerdhart trail entrance across from Cedarwood avenue. These trails are surfaced with compacted gravel which makes it accessible for all to walk, bike, or run and are cleared and sanded in the winter for walking. This multiuse trail is used by walkers, runners, wheel chairs, bikers and hikers.
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  • This park has a bit of every thing for any one. Water, strolls and off the beaten path trails. Places to stop and think and places to stop and eat.  more »
  • We go here regularly to walk. They have several interwoven trails such that you can do a 1.5 km loop or a 10km loop. Trails are groomed and well marked. Several are plowed in the winter - a few are pu...  more »
  • The wide trails are stone-packed and kept clean of debris. The trails are well marked with maps and trail indicators. A perfect place to bring the family for a summer walk & picnic, or a great place f...  more »
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  • It's a great nature park, lots of trails. They have public washrooms at the entrance as well as at the main trail intersection. Only 4 stars because you can hear traffic and occasionally barking dogs from the local SPCA. Which, in my opinion, diminishes the "nature" experience. Definitely my favourite trail in Moncton.
  • Love it , it's beautiful and quiet. perfect for a nice long walk with your family or by yourself to feel re-energized.
  • Great nature park, the trails are made in a way that doesn't detract from the natural experience much. It's probably the best park to have a walk through nature in the Greater Moncton area. There are lots of birds and ducks and other small animals to hear and see.
  • Groomed main path, calm and nice walk/jog location, wide enought for biking with kids as well
  • Still a beatifull natural site with nice clean trails.Lots of wildlife still around.

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