Ok, so I’ve shared my day trip to the Fundy Trail Parkway and I’ve shared my adventures in Fundy National Park . This week, I’m really excited to share my favorite snapshots from an impromptu Sunday drive with my mother along the very quaint, very beautiful Fundy Coastal Drive a few weeks ago.
If you’re local and now thinking – wait, what’s the Fundy Coastal Drive and how do I get to it? – well, I’m so glad you asked!
Also known as the 915 Scenic Route to Alma, the Fundy Coastal Drive will take you to beloved Fundy destinations such as Mary’s Point and the famous Cape Enrage. Beginning in Riverside-Albert, about 45 minutes from Moncton, you could easily do the drive to Alma in under an hour but if you have any wanderfolk in you, you’re going to want to plan to make at least a half day out of it or better yet – a full day – stopping to take in the attractions.
We began our day trip in Riverside-Albert, checking out the Shepody Marsh and the famous Shoe Tree. Which, by the way, I don’t recommend trying to climb the barbwire fence in front of said tree to get a better picture of it. What you will get is a trip to the doctor’s office to get a tetanus booster on Monday. I speak from experience.
Next up, we were off to Mary’s Point, known as an absolute bird watcher’s heaven. For me, Mary’s Point was extra special because for as long as I’ve remembered, my mother has talked about wanting to go there. While the tide was out, which meant the famous sand pipers were too, it was still really exciting for me to take her.
Tip: Make sure to take the little trail next to the parking lot, down to the beach and remember to pay close attention to signs on the beach. Mary’s Point is a safe haven for birds and certain areas are restricted to keep them and their hatchlings safe.
After Mary’s Point, we continued our drive towards Cape Enrage, stopping to take a few fun photos along the way, including the Ha Ha Cemetery (for real), really cute cows, and a gorgeous rocky beach.
Finally, the clouds cleared, the sun came out and it was time to visit Cape Enrage. For me, it had been over fifteen years since I’d last visited and oh, my, gosh! It is a must. Tourist or Local. Make sure that Cape Enrage is on your 2017 summer bucket list.
Huge shoutout to the amazing staff at Cape Enrage – from the minute we arrived, everyone we came in contact with was incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable AND the restaurant cuisine is A+.
I can’t wait to go back next summer!
Have you driven the Fundy Coastal Trail? What are your favorite spots?