We have lived in Saint John since December 2006 so all the major city attractions are still quite new and fresh to us. Below is a list of the places that we love to visit, and we hope you will too. Some are the traditional tourist attractions and some are smaller and not so well known, which makes them all the more charming to us.
Located on Kennececcasis Drive in Millidgeville, Tucker Park is a beautiful little sandy cove with a small crescent shaped beach and swimming in the shelter of the bay. Open only in the summer this is a great place to enjoy the summer sunshine only a few minutes drive from the City. It does get busy on weekends but is much quieter on weekdays. Tucker Park has its own car park but no toilet facilities.
Welsford Golf Course
Recently developed into a full 18 hole course, Welsford is a great golfing challenge with a beautiful backdrop of forrested hills. This is one of my favourite courses as it is fair and rewards good golf but with several difficult holes to test the best golfer. Most of the course is flat and relatively short but there are a lot of elevated greens to make your approach shots more difficult. My favourite holes are the long 9th and 18th. Weslford is only a 25 minute easy drive from us.
Rockwood Park Golf Course
This is a different challenge to Welsford in that the terrain is much hillier and demanding. Many of the holes are tree lined making driving accuracy a key to a good score. On a dry summer the greens can be very fast. Two great holes are the endless 17th where a poor tee shot spells disaster and the very short 18th where a 9 iron will get you to the green. You will need the refreshments stalls around the course if you carry your clubs so we recommend a trolley or Golf Buggy.
One of the most important historical sites in Saint John, Fort Howe offers you the best views over the city. A great day to visit is when the cruise ships are in port to see how they tower above the city skyline when the tides are just right. Fort Howe offers a 360 degree panoramic view over Saint John and you can see all the major attractions on a clear day including Partridge Island, Uptown Saint John, Millidgeville and Martello Tower.
Irving Nature Park
Only a short drive from us on Highway 1, the Nature Park is a favourite haunt of ours for a run, as it offers a 6.5km marked trail around the perimeter of the park. In addition there are 8 smaller trails off the main trail including the Squirrel, Deer and Seal Trail. With permanent barbeques in the summer, spectacular view and lots of car parking the Nature Park is a must do attraction.
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