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Drive about an hour and a half drive east from Saint John, and you'll find yourself in Fundy National Park, one of the last remaining wilderness areas in southern New Brunswick. The park's 129 square miles sprawl out along the Bay of Fundy's shore, providing spectacular views of the water. During low tide, the parks massive red boulders and muddy crimson beaches are exposed, offering colorful photo ops. Even when the tide is high, Fundy National Park's wooden platform trails lead through verdant, mossy forest and past tumbling waterfalls to spectacular cliff-top Bay of Fundy vistas.
According to The New York Times, Fundy National Park is "one of Canada's best-kept secrets:" It's likely that, even during the summer high season, you won't encounter anyone else along the trails. "We hiked 11 trails and saw a grand total of 4 people," one TripAdvisor user says. However, you will likely come across some of the park's full-time residents, including loons, beaver and even moose.
Fundy National Park is open all day, every day, and the visitor's center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. between June and September. During the winter, the visitors center is open from8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Admission to the park is roughly $8 CAD ($8 USD) for adults and $4 CAD for children. To learn more about Fundy National Park, visit its page on the Parks Canada website.