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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  • There are very nice trails through the woods around a reservoir. I saw Bald eagles, Cormorants, Chickadees and Nuthatches. The woods near the entrance were very birdy and I got a Black-throated Blue w...  more »
  • This park is one of our favorites. Trails are nicely groomed. Very dog friendly. Love going here regularly.  more »
  • This park is easily and quickly reached from Moncton by car. The pathways are lovely. It's early spring, so I recommend the larger pathways vs. The hiking trails if you want to avoid ice. We used both...  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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