Heading to New Brunswick

Hopewell Rocks has been on my list of must sees for a VERY long time!  We wanted to see Jason’s parents out east before our year long adventure heading west from Ontario. It worked out well to see 3 more provinces on the east coast while visiting family and New Brunswick was our first destination.

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Where we stayed along the way …

We stayed at our first ever Walmart stopover for 2 nights on our way.  Funny how nervous and yet excited we were haha.  There are lots and lots of youtube videos and reviews of RVers who have stayed over at one, the pros and cons and what to expect.  My biggest fear was that we would be up all night from semi trucks and their relentless generators all night but, was pleasantly surprised to find our first Walmart experience uneventful even with the humming of the generators.  It was quiet, free and we even picked up a few groceries the next morning before heading out!

Fundy National Park

I was impressed by the large campsites especially for a drive thru site within the Headquarters loop which we stayed. We chose this campground to be closer to the town of Alma to be in walking distance for dinner and sightseeing. No fires are permitted on this particular loop but, you are however able to use your propane fire if you have one.  We stayed at site 23.

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Hopewell Rocks

The majestic flower pot rock formations were spectacular, you will not be disappointed!  Found out that Robert Ripley actually nicknamed the formations and the name just stuck.  We went during low tide and had the opportunity to walk out and see the rocks close up.

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Scenic Route N.B. 915

This was a pleasant route to take back from Hopewell Rocks, we were in off season still so some of the stops were not open.  It was still a scenic route back, make sure to stop by the Old Bank of NB and the Ha Ha Cemetery.  We also stopped in the town of Alma to check out the lobsters to have for dinner tomorrow…Annalise was not too impressed with the smell in the store lol

Hike in the park, Caribou Plain trail

There are numerous trails for any hiking level within the park, a hikers dream for me!  We decided to go on a family friendly trail which was 2.1 km long.  Found some interesting facts that it once was an old carriage trail and several access points to see the bog located off the trail. It was a rainy day but we made the best of it, dressed for the rain and headed out!  I think our dog Kenya enjoyed the hike the most!

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