Daytrips from Windsbreath

Situated 10 minutes from the Nova Scotia border, 45 from the PEI bridge, and in easy access to many great New Brunswick attractions; Windsbreath is an ideal location to explore all three Maritime provinces. We invite you to make Windsbreath your home away from home for your Maritime holiday.

 

NEW BRUNSWICK DAY TRIPS

 

Hopewell Rocks and Moncton

Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks

Moncton

Moncton

Sackville is part of the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere. The Fundy tides, the highest in the world, can be viewed locally and at the famous Hopewell Rocks, just over an hour away. A trip to Hopewell rocks may be combined with a visit to vibrant bilingual city of Moncton, just 30 minutes away. There you can check out the optical illusion at Magnetic hill, visit Magnetic Hill zoo, relax in the Magnetic mountain splash zone, and browse the shops and dine on the boardwalk. The tidal bore can also be viewed twice a day. Moncton also has variety of restaurants and great shopping.

 

Beaches

Three beaches located 40 minutes from Windsbreath:

  1. Murray Beach- this lovely little provincial park offers a family friendly beach, showers, and picnic areas. From there you can also visit Cape Jourimain nature Centre  (13 minutes away) and view the Northumberland strait and famous PEI bridge. A chip stand is located nearby.

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2. Aboiteau beach is located near Cap Pele. It offers a 5 km shoreline, sandy beach, a boardwalk, change rooms and showers , and a restaurant .                                                       

https://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Products/A/Aboiteau-Beach-Plage-de-lAboiteau.aspx

https://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Products/A/Aboiteau-Beach-Plage-de-lAboiteau.aspx

 3. The famous Parlee Beach with the warmest salt water in Canada, is located in Shediac. It includes a large supervised beach, change rooms, showers, and snack shops. The lovely little seaside town of Shediac boasts a variety of restaurants and shops as well as the world’s largest lobster statue.

 

Acadian theatrical village- Pays de la Sagouine

Flea Island, Pays de la Sagouine

Flea Island, Pays de la Sagouine

One hour from Windsbreath, Pays de la Sagouine is located on a boardwalk in the middle of Bouctouche Bay outside the town of Bouctouche. Music, historical tours, authentic Acadian foods and dramatic events,  give you a wonderful taste of Acadian history and culture. Ten minutes north of the town at the Irving eco center there is also a great boardwalk along the ocean.

 

A scenic drive through Dorchester and Memramcook

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Sandpiper

Sandpiper

A scenic drive to Moncton on the old highway, leads you through the villages of Dorchester (10 minutes away) and Memramcook (20 minutes away). After pausing in the Acadian village of Memramcook to view the Acadian  Monument-Lefebvre National Historic Site, you may wish to take a short side trip to the Belliveau Winery (5 minutes from Memramcook). Perched on a hillside overlooking the Petticoat River, this lovely winery makes a delightful stop. Here you may taste their delightful wines and ciders, view the orchard, and purchase some fresh produce. There are also several short hikes in the area.   On the way home you may wish to drive around Dorchester Cape (an additional 20 minutes away) and in season, you may view hundreds of sandpipers gathering along the coast.

 

National Parks

 
https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nb/kouchibouguac/nature

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nb/kouchibouguac/nature

One hour and a half from Windsbreath, along the Acadian shore, Kouchibouguac National Park offers a wide array of beaches, trails, canoeing, wild life and an interpretive center.

One hour and a half from Windsbreath, along the Funday shore is Fundy National park. It offers a vast array of woodland hiking trails, waterfalls, and coastal views. The local little village of Alma is known for its lobster and seafood.

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/fundy-national-park-in-new-brunswick

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/fundy-national-park-in-new-brunswick

 

NOVA SCOTIA DAY TRIPS

 

Joggins Fossil Cliffs (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

(40 minutes from Windsbreath)

Visit the amazing fossil cliffs and tour their fossil museum. Light lunches served at site, picnic tables available, restaurant in town.

On the way home, stop at Dale’s “Flying Colours” antique and art shop for quality paintings, china, books and other surprises.

Dale’s “Flying Colors”

Dale’s “Flying Colors”

Dale’s “Flying Colors”

Dale’s “Flying Colors”

 
https://parks.novascotia.ca/content/cape-chignecto

https://parks.novascotia.ca/content/cape-chignecto

One hour and a half from Windsbreath, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park has towering 180 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy, while the world's highest tides lap at their base. Best described as a wilderness park, it has 29 km (18 mi.) of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests with many hiking trails.                       

Restaurants in neighboring Advocate Harbour.

 

Circle tour

Travel along NB  highway 15 to Baie Verte where you can visit a local winery “The Winegarden” (30 minutes). After sampling their distinctive  wines, drive into Nova Scotia and visit Tidnish provincial park.(10 minutes). Tidnish Dock Provincial Park marks the eastern terminal of the historic Chignecto Marine Transport Railway. It has a lovely picnic grounds overlooking the ocean with numerous wild apple trees. Continue on along the ocean 30 minutes to Northport Beach Provincial Park for a swim or stroll along the beach. Continue along the sunrise trail (30  minutes)  to the town of Pugwash, where you can visit the Thinker’s Lodge, a National Historical Site, where historical peace conferences were hosted by Cyrus Eaton. Return by way of Oxford, NS (20 minutes), wild blueberry capital of Canada. Cross over the highway and visit Springhill (15 minutes, or if you have had enough pop on the highway and be back to Sackville in 35 minutes). Tour the Anne Murray Museum or coal miners museum.  Journey back by the maple sugar woods and the town of Amherst (30 minutes).

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND DAY TRIPS

Forty -five minutes from Windsbreath you can be crossing the PEI bridge to sandy beaches, and quaint towns. Once you cross the bridge you can go into the visitor center where there is a wealth of information and free maps and brochures. (Please note, the bridge over is free but it costs $47 to return.)

Green Gables

https://www.tourismpei.com/anne-of-green-gables

https://www.tourismpei.com/anne-of-green-gables

 
LM Montgomery home in Cavendish.

LM Montgomery home in Cavendish.

Excavation site

Excavation site

The most popular site on the island is Green Gables, the reconstruction of the home of the famous Anne. Google maps will take you through lovely countryside to the site (1 hour, 30 minutes from Windsbreath) Be sure not to miss the LM Montgomery house as well. Situated on the land the author grew up on, it give you a lovely sense of her life and writings. Cavendish beach and Prince Edward Island National Park are close by.

 
https://www.homeaway.ca/d/1601/charlottetown

https://www.homeaway.ca/d/1601/charlottetown

This charming little city, the cradle of confederation, boasts of a lovely harbour, shops, restaurants and museums. Hear how French champagne played a major part in the eventual outcome of the meetings,

(1 hour and 35 minutes from Windsbreath)