Tails & Trails
Everyone knows a tired dog is a good dog. And the same can likely be said about you. So why not get out and sniff around with your pooch on some of the awesome trails and beaches that are dog friendly in Saint John. These are Frankie’s five favorites around town:
Located on the west side just before Irving Nature Park, Sheldon's Point offers a fantastic outing for you and your furry friend. It’s hard to keep Frankie on the leash once she hops out of the car and starts the trail behind the green barn. As she leads the way, I try to enjoy the views of the Bay of Fundy through the trees.
It’s about a 20-minute walk up the trail before it opens to a breathtaking view of the bay. You can lean against the old wooden fence to catch your breath and watch the waves crash against the cliffs below, before you turn around and head back the way you came.
Better yet, continue on the trail to Saints Rest Beach and Irving Nature Park. Or do what Frankie and I do, and take the service road to an old rock quarry. There is a path that leads to an open field dotted with communications towers. It can be a bit of a maze, but it’s a fun walk back to the parking lot.
Irving Nature Park
Irving Nature Park is a hotspot for everyone that wants some time outdoors, and Frankie gets visibly excited when we’re getting close.
We typically stay on the gravel road, which is a good 6.5km walk. There are also a ton of very well-maintained trails to explore. No matter what, you’re sure to find some amazing Bay of Fundy lookout points and secluded beaches to throw a stick around!
Don't forget to make your way down the Marsh Boardwalk for some 'gram-worthy' views of Manawagonish Creek.