Welcome to the first of many East Coast Wanderfolk Series posts. As summer ends, it’s time to retire the Summer Series, but the adventures don’t stop with the changing of the season. From now until next summer, the East Coast Wanderfolk Series will be all about adventure + exploring + staying wild + embracing your inner wanderfolk.
We’re incredibly lucky to have not one but two beautiful national parks in New Brunswick and I truly think that if you live within a two hour drive of either and you haven’t visited in awhile, both are an absolute must.
On Labor Day weekend, my mother and I made the trek out to Fundy National Park for a day of hiking. The end result was an awesome day with several hikes accomplished, lobster rolls and plenty of cute animal sightings.
Here are some of my favorite Fundy snapshots, beginning with the first hike of the day on Matthew’s Head trail. Matthew’s Head is considered a moderate trail and offers stunning views of cliffs and the Fundy coastline. It was my first time on this trail and I loved how much it reminded me of the Fundy Trail Parkway (also a must).
For lunch, we drove into Alma to have eat at the famous Tides restaurant. We also got into a bit of trouble with some local pirates. No biggie. I surrendered.
After lunch, we headed to one of our favorite spots in Fundy Park – Point Wolfe. The covered bridge is always fun to drive through and the short but sweet Shiphaven trail along the cliffs never disappoints.
Next, we drove down to Herring Cove Beach. Be warned, you’ve got a good 50+ stairs to go down (and then back up again) in order to get to the beach but it’s oh so worth it.
Our last stop of the day before heading back to Moncton, was a quick walk around the 60 metre deep pond by the amphitheatre where we saw a ton of wildlife including frogs and rabbits, as well as some exceptional wood working by some local beavers. Of the countless times I’ve been to Fundy, I’ve never stopped to check out this spot. For future reference, I will always be stopping. It’s gorgeous!
As always, Fundy you were perfect ✌🏻
What is your favorite trail or spot in Fundy Park? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @crystalcrichard!
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