New Brunswick Summer Staycation – South West

2020-08-26T16:22:58+00:00 August 12th, 2020|Categories: News|2 Comments
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SOUTH WEST

Saint John, St Stephen, St George, St Andrews, The Fundy Isles, Fredericton, Woodstock Nakawic

Summer in New Brunswick!

So many excellent adventures await.

We’ve mapped out fun things to do, cool places to stay and great food and drink options in the South West.

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HIKING

The South West is packed full of adventures for you and your family with two of the province’s biggest cities offering fun things to do and great food.

Black Point Lookout, Fundy Trail Parkway. (Photo Fundy Trail)

Fredericton and Saint John have well mapped out trails systems that are free to use. For something unique, try the Calithumpians Haunted Hike in Fredericton.

Take a drive on the ocean floor to get to Ministers Island in St Andrews and hike the 7 km loop around the island. How cool is that! Enjoy spectacular ocean views on a trail that is rated for all skill levels.

Ministers Island, St Andrews (Photo Wikipedia, Parkerjh)

WALKING TOURS, MUSEUMS

International Sculpture Trail, Saint John

Did you know NB is part of the International Sculpture Trail? Sculptures are mostly located in Fredericton, Saint John and the St. Stephen area. Check out the trail map and plan some road trip fun. How many can you visit this summer!

Paddle & Pint Tour, Second Nature Adventures

Something fun to do in Fredericton is the Paddle & Pint tour put on by Second Nature Adventures. Enjoy a guided paddle board tour down the Wolastoq River followed by local craft beer from Graystone Brewing.

Gallery 78, Fredericton

For lovers of local art and jewellery, Gallery 78 in Fredericton is a must see. They have beautiful pieces made by NB artists. And while you’re there, stop by the NB Sports Hall of Fame. The NB Military History Museum in Oromocto offers exhibits depicting Canadian Military History.

Ganong Chocolate Museum, St. Stephen

In Saint John, visit the NB Museum and learn about our provincial history. This is a great spot to bring the kids. Chocolate lovers have to go to the Ganong Chocolate Museum in St. Stephen. Learn about a century old family run business and try the Chocolate Tasting Experience.

Quilli’s Water Park, Upper Kingsclear
There isn’t a better summer to get out and enjoy the water and a great place to do that with the kids is Quilli’s Water Park in Upper Kingsclear.
Worlds Largest Axe, Nackawic (Photo Destination Nackawic)
The kids will love visiting the world’s largest axe in Nakawick.
Hampton Town Hall, Hampton

Ever wanted to visit one of those towns in the Hallmark movies? That is Hampton, NB, a dreamy, peaceful community that is off the beaten path.

The Creek Village Gallery & Café is as much a local artisan boutique as a café offering home cooked fair. They pride themselves on their selection of NB products from paintings, to jewelry, to pottery and hand crafted wood products.

Creek Village Gallery Café, Woodstock

FOOD & DRINK

Saint John Alehouse, Saint John
Kingsbrae Garden Café, St. Andrews

Some uniquely local food stops include The Joyce Pub and the Caribbean Flavas Restaurant in Fredericton, the Clam Digger in St Andrews, Ossie’s Lunch in St George, the Saint John Ale House.

Kingsbrae Garden Café offers delicious food and specialty drinks, all set in one of the most beautiful gardens in the province.

For fine dining, visit the Rossmount Inn, known for its creative cuisine that uses in-season, local ingredients.

Trailway Brewing Co., Fredericton
Big Axe Brewery, Nackawic
Foghorn Brewing Company, Rothesay
Niche Brewing, Fredericton

Stop by the craft breweries and distilleries in the area for some of the tastiest beverages and inspiring tales of how they got into business.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Kingsbrae Arms in St Andrews is a luxury resort filled with antiques and original artwork. Blair House Heritage Inn in St. Stephen is a British style B&B situated on the St. Croix River.

Blair House Heritage Breakfast Inn, St Stephen

Try a dream dome or a deluxe cabin at the Ridgeback Lodge in Kingston, NB. With no phones, TV or internet, this is the perfect spot to disconnect and relax.

Ridgeback Lodge, Kingston

The Colonel’s Inn B&B in Fredericton offers old world charm in the heart of the city.

Colonel’s Inn B&B, Fredericton
Chipman Hill Suites, Saint John

The Chipman Hill Suites in Saint John are a must when visiting that city. The owner has a passion for preserving and restoring heritage properties by turning them into luxury suites.

INTERACTIVE MAP : South West NB (Link)

2 Comments

  1. Larry Dickinson August 14, 2020 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Why have you chosen to totally ignore Grand Manan in your post. We have lots of interesting things to see and do here. There’s a great museum and the iconic Swallowtail Lighthouse is 160 years old this summer. We are part of NB and as usual get ignored by tourism departments and outlets. If you’re going to feature this section of the province why ignore one of the most beautiful spots?

    • admin August 17, 2020 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Hello. Thanks for reaching out. A separate blog piece will be released this week covering The Fundy Isles. Have a great week.

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