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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  • August 5, 2017
    Beautiful little walking park with a few paths some that circle the water. Most of the trails are in the trees so its a nice walk even on hot days. Can be a bit buggy so bring bug dope just in case.  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    This park is quite a large park with many trails as well as a large pond. Options for well used trails as well as some more primitive ones through the woods.  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    If your looking for nice trails or some canoeing or even a trek through the woods this lovely expansive park fits the bill  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    I love this park! The woods are so beautiful in this park, with really well groomed trails and the woods themselves being a nice example of an Acadian forest. Amazing place to walk the dog.
  • June 16, 2017
    It can be a little tricky getting into and out when highway traffic is busy, but the park is worth visiting, with long, beautiful walks.
  • May 7, 2017
    Peaceful, quiet, occasional animal sightings. Enjoy this relaxing environment before further development in the caledonia industrial park destroys this atmosphere to an even greater extent.
  • June 24, 2017
    Very nice trail serd, Bring lots of "Muskol", "Off" has no affect on mosquitoes... You are not allowed to swim in any lakes in this Nature Park. Why, I have no idea, but swam anyway..
  • May 14, 2017
    Nice place... Beautiful trails... Lots of wild life

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The center of the city remains the most popular place to stay, with the appropriately named Main Street offering the best selection of hotels. Using this area as your base, you'll be just a stone's throw from the water, the pleasant Riverfront Park, and the city's main train station. For a more budget-friendly option, look to the motels a few blocks back from the water, along St. George Street. If you're just passing through, consider staying at one of the chain hotels near the airport, to the east of the city.
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