Irving Nature Park, Saint John

4.8
Explore 243 hectares (600 acres) of diverse scenery at Irving Nature Park. Located just a few minutes from the city, the reserve protects the native landscape and wildlife of the area, with forest, marsh, and beach ecosystems managed throughout the year. Choose from eight walking trails of different lengths, taking in the diverse scenery of the Bay of Fundy coastline and inland areas. From the observation deck, spot seals diving and relaxing on the rocks, and bring your binoculars to observe the abundant avian life found here. Plan your Irving Nature Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Saint John using our Saint John trip tool .
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  • Irving nature trail gives a wonderful experience of walking enjoying nature at its best. They have different walk trails with variations in time taken to complete. Had close encounters with different ...  more »
  • Hiking the park for the first time was awesome. Chicadees were Landing on our hands! We saw...and heard...seals as well as squirrels of various colours. Hike as long as you like; there's a map of trai...  more »
  • We loved the park, stopped and searched the beaches and had a great time at each of them. We will be back.  more »
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  • The Irving Nature Park is a beautiful location! It has great places to walk and explore. The trails are very clear and clean. Many of the trails are great for jogging and if you just wish to enjoy the views by car, during the summer you can do that as well. There are also some beautiful beaches which showcase the powerful Fundy tide. I highly recommend this exceptional location though I do need to advise anyone that the road can be in rough condition depending on the time of year.
  • Great trails and beautiful views! If you are lucky enough you may even get to see some animals. A great place to pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors with some fresh salty air.
  • Great local spot. You can walk, hike, jog, drive through the park. Dogs welcome. The real beauty about this place is the experience of being in the forest while only being moments from the city. Great spot to escape.
  • Irving Nature Park is close to town and offers a beautiful view. Sit on the beach or go for a walk down the trails. Nice place to read a book or simply appreciate the Atlantic ocean.
  • Beautiful park. Nice little waves. Good places to sit. My dog enjoyed many smells there.

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The grid-like streets between Harbour Station and the harbor itself represent the most popular places to stay in Saint John, with a range of guesthouses and bed and breakfasts nestled among the historic buildings. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, head west along Manawagonish Road and stay at one of the many motels along the way.
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