The jewel of Saint John’s historic west side is located at the end of a scenic coastal road that winds along the Bay of Fundy shoreline. The Irving Nature Park is a 600-acre peninsula of volcanic rock and forest, sandwiched between the open ocean and a wide expanse of tidal salt marsh. Home to many types of migratory and marine birds, the park offers driving and walking trails through primordial forests, and amazing views of this precious ecosystem. The park is a Bay of Fundy “Recommended Experience” and is provincially designated a “Top 10” attraction. The park is open from dawn to dusk, and offers picnic sites, some with free gas barbecues. Young and young at heart can enjoy the massive cedar hedge mazes and playground within the Children’s Forest. Vehicles are permitted in the park from May to November.