The Fundy Experience: What to do?
Albert County – So Much to Do!
Albert County on Fundy Coastal Drive – 150 km of rolling hills and coastline – includes the Hopewell Rocks, Cape Enrage, Fundy National Park, Crooked Creek protected area, the Bay of Fundy Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve at Mary’s Point, and in the centre of the UNESCO Bay of Fundy Biosphere Reserve.
Albert County is a multi-day designation with sights and experiences that will highlight your stay. There’s lots of adventure, fine eating , quality places to stay, a National Park and of course the Bay of Fundy with its phenomenal tides. You may enjoy spending time on the roads and byways discovering hidden treasures including the covered bridges of Albert County or the studios of our skilled artisans. For bird watchers there are habitats galore – the most spectacular being the mud flats of Mary’s Point with its thousands of sandpipers. The abundance of salt marshes provides habitat for birds of other feathers. Walk on the ocean floor at one of our wilderness beaches – and don’t be surprised if you find a fossil or two dating back 340 million years. Discover our history by visiting one of our museums or by checking out the dykes built by Acadians over three hundred years ago. Learn about the Mi’kmaq god, Glooscap, and the legends of how he created the tides, Hopewell Rocks and other Fundy phenomena. Just across the Estuary from FreshAir Adventure is Fundy National Park, offering superb camping and a wide variety of hiking trails – some to waterfalls, others with views of the Bay. Or just go walking on the ocean floor!
Hopewell Rocks & Sea Kayaking FreshAir Adventure explores the dramatic coastline of Fundy National Park from its homebase in Alma. The views across the Bay and along the coast are spectacular. Thirty five minutes away by car are the Hopewell Rocks – “flower pots” sculptured by the tides. To experience both on the same day, you can kayak with FreshAir over high tide leaving time for you to drive to Hopewell Cape and explore the Rocks at low tide – then you can walk among them and on the ocean floor. Itinerary 1: Staying just one day? Here is how you can arrange your day.
- Kayak with FreshAir Adventure along Fundy National Park during high tide and explore “The Rocks” at low.
- Depending on the tides this could mean being with FreshAir Adventure from 9:00 to 1:00, driving to Hopewell Cape ( 35 minutes) and exploring the Rocks from 2:00 onward.
- At day’s end relax on the patio over looking the wharf – stay in a quality B&B or inn.
- Or combine your kayaking adventure with one or more of the suggestions below.
Itinerary 2: For those who are staying longer – there is so much else to do.
- Walk on the ocean floor at Alma beach – collect a few fossils, explore a tidal pool, leave your footprints in the sand
- Kayak over your footprints with freshair Adventure
- Hike the coastal and inland trails of Fundy National Park
- Bird watching in the many habitats of the area
- Golf at the scenic course in Fundy National Park
- Visit the studios of Albert County’s artisans
- Horseback riding on a beach or saltmarsh
- Photograph a few of the covered bridges in Abert County
- Have lunch at scenic Cape Enrage – high cliffs, path to the beach
- Visit Mary’s Point – Hemispheric Bird Reserve
- Explore the Hopewell Rocks at low tide
- Try other adventures in the area – horseback riding, rappelling, caving,
- Driving tours to nearby designations – scenic village of Saint Martins and the spectacular Fundy Trail Parkway.
- Just relax with friends on a patio beside the wharf, by a lake.
We would be happy to help you with your plans. Drop us a line or check in at our home base – we will be pleased to help with your itinerary.