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Fundy National Park is a Terrific New Brunswick Camping Spot!
Fundy National Park is located on the Bay of Fundy in the province of New Brunswick. The park contains both seashore and Acadian coastal forests. Covering 130 square miles, the park has the biggest variation of tide levels in the world. When the tide goes out, visitors can explore rich ocean floor that is covered by more than 5 ½ feet of water when the tide is in. Visitors can also hike through deep forests or along a rugged coastline. The park also has 25 waterfalls, bog habitats, a golf course and many beautiful streams. With so many things to see and do, Fundy National Park is a great New Brunswick camping destination!
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Open year round, Fundy National Park has two distinct zones that have two varying climates. The Bay of Fundy has cool summers and mild winter. Snow is lighter than the Southern New Brunswick zone. The Southern New Brunswick zone has warm summers. Winter is cold and foggy and the snow fall is much heavier. Weather and temperatures also vary from the coast and inland forests. Temperatures tend to be cooler along the coast. An entrance fee must be paid when visiting the park. The cost of adults is CA$7.80, $6.80 for seniors, $3.90 for children and $19.60 for families. A family is any group entering the park in one vehicle, limit of seven people. An annual pass is $39.20 for adults, $34.30 for seniors, $19.60 for children and $78.50 for a family.
Fundy National Park has a lot to offer everyone, from picnics and swimming to hiking and mountain biking. Picnic areas can be found throughout the park, along lakes or in a clearing of forest, and many have play areas nearby. There is a heated saltwater pool open daily June through September, and many of the lakes have beaches for unsupervised nature swims. One of the best ways to explore the park is on foot, and with over 60 miles of hiking trails, there is almost no end to adventure. There are easy strolls along lake shores or through forests and there are much more difficult treks through wild terrain! The Fundy Circuit is a 28 mile network of seven linked hiking trails that takes your through beautiful forests, past pristine lakes, along coastal regions and through river valleys! This hike takes between 3-5 days, so be prepared to camp out. Open from mid May through early October, the Fundy National Park’s golf course is a great way to spend your day. This 9 hole golf course is lush and beautiful. Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and sliding. The “bowl” will provide your family hours of fun sliding down, and heated shelters are located near by for pleasant, and warm, breaks. With so many things to see and do year round, Fundy National Park is an amazing New Brunswick camping destination any time of the year!
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