Adventure guide to Canada's Atlantic provinces by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

By Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

The provinces of recent Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador provide lots of kind, from rugged coastal slopes and breathtaking land- and seascapes to stylish towns and old cities. notice all 12 months around adventures at the Fundy Coast, Acadian Peninsula, Gros Morne, the Viking path and the St John River. every one ebook within the 'Adventure consultant' sequence bargains the suitable mixture of functional trip info besides a wealth of actions, be it horse-riding, canoeing, mountaineering or biking. every one consultant deals complete heritage details - background, tradition, geography and weather - to provide the reader stable wisdom in their vacation spot, its humans and their roots. nearby chapters take you on an introductory journey, preventing at museums, historical websites and native points of interest. Then come the adventures, water-skiing, rafting, snowboarding...Places to stick and consume, transportation, useful issues, tourism contacts, beneficial web pages and e mail addresses. every one consultant additionally includes designated local and city maps and have jogging and using excursions.

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Hole-in-the-Wall, an impressive arched rock, is reached by a shore trail beginning at the Angelical Church. The trail takes you to an overlook above Whale Cove before turning along the shore to the rock formation. It is sometimes hard to find, so it is wise to get up-to-date directions from someone locally. , and walk along the shore to join the trail at the far end of the cove. A shorter trail to Hole-in-the-Wall begins at the old airstrip inside Hole-inthe-Wall Park, a private campground and nature park that covers most of Fish Head.

The information center is on the northern edge of town, and open daily, 9 am to 7 pm, in July and August. Adventures On the banks of the canal in St. George, a newly-built picnic area has a cluster of outdoor outfitters and an Adventure Centre, 13 Adventure Lane, % 506/ 755-1023. Here you can sign up for Day Adventures in the local area or anywhere in the province. In St. Andrews, the tourist information office has a Day Adventure Centre, and there is another at the Fairmont Algonquin Hotel. n On Foot Hiking Herring Cove Provincial Park on Campobello Island has several nice hiking trails, one of which leads to the Roosevelt Cottage.

Andrews or the islands. Routes include the Fundy shore along the mainland, Deer and Campobello Islands, or an excursion into the upper reaches of Passamaquoddy Bay, following an estuary and camping on islands. The cost of a three-day trip is $345 per person or $650 per couple. A family of four gets a 10% discount. Seascape also rents kayaks and runs courses in beginning kayaking, sea kayaking safety and coastal guide training. Three-day guided adventures with camping or country inn accommodations are arranged by Outdoor Adventure Company, % 506/755-6415 or 800/ 667-2010.

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