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Irving Nature Park, Saint John
(4.8/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Saint John itinerary planner to visit Irving Nature Park on your trip to Saint John, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • If you want a quite day in nature's finest, visit this Park. Great walking, and completely surrounded by water (except sand road to park). This park will provide you with hours of excitement and scene...  more »
  • We love to go for walks at the nature park. I always take my camera. There is always another stunning picture to take just around the next bend. 
  • The Iriving Nature Park retains much of its beauty in winter even though the leaves are gone. The perimeter walk (Squirrel, Seal, Heron) of about 2.5 hours was brisk and well worth while after a great...  more »
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  • A really nice park! The path system is quite extensive, and skirts the edge of the peninsula, giving some great views. The trails are not especially difficult, but some people might have difficulty as there is rocky terrain and some elevation changes involved. That being said, there is also a road system that runs near the trail, which could be walked on instead. We took our dog and saw several other people with dogs as well... there are garbage cans and bag dispensers in several locations throughout the park.
  • A must destination for any visitor to the area. Beautiful walking trails and well maintained picnic areas throughout the park. This is a privately owned and maintained park that is open to everyone. A great example of community giving.
  • Great park. Many trails. Car access. Bbq access. Great views
  • A fine piece of natural within the city. There is great hiking, bbq's for your use and an amazing playground for the kids.
  • Always a nice place to visit. Very beautiful location. Only issue is the BBQs need to be fixed as some of them don't work any longer.