Friday, April 15, 2011

Irving Nature Park

The Irving Nature Park is located in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, along the Bay of Fundy coastline. Some of the park's natural charms are its long sandy beaches and well-groomed woodlands, great for back packing and hiking.
Irving Nature Park, a 600 acre (243 hectare) site, was created & donated by J.D. Irving, Limited to help protect an environmentally significant, endangered area.
Over 20 kilometers of nature trails clearly marked for ease of access. Here you can enjoy bird watching, from a vast variety. A vehicle road encircles the park, and eight walking trails of different lengths and difficulty allow visitors to tour the park without endangering sensitive areas.  Cormorants, the Black-Capped Chickadee (New Brunswick's provincial bird), Tree Swallows, Loons, Great Blue Herons, Sandpipers, Geese, Black Ducks and many more. Over 250 species have been recorded in this area alone!

You can also view the Bay of Fundy's ecosystem and get to see whales, fish, mussels, molluscs (clams, snails, octopus, squid & family), whelks (sea snails), periwinkles, sea urchins, harbour seals, starfish, and much more!
This is some of the best free environmental tourism you can get and its all here in Saint John, New Brunswick Canada – once you have run, walked, hiked, bicycled or driven around the island, or perhaps stopped to have a BBQ @ the Grill Site (BBQ’s free to use), or brought your own packed lunch – the phrase that comes to mind –
I’ll Be Back