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The Bay of Fundy is one of the great works of nature, lying between the province of Nova Scotia on the east and the state of Maine and province of New Brunswick on the west. Its breadth at Saint John is greater than 30 miles and the effect of its tides, the highest in the world, are found as far inland as Moncton in New Brunswick and Cobequid Bay near Truro in Nova Scotia, more than 120 miles in length. Along the New Brunswick shore lies the largest undeveloped tract of land on the Atlantic seaboard, explored by the Fundy Trail starting at St. Martins and stretching north to Fundy National Park. Together they comprise some of the finest ...

The Bay of Fundy is one of the great works of nature, lying between the province of Nova Scotia on the east and the state of Maine and province of New Brunswick on the west. Its breadth at Saint John is greater than 30 miles and the effect of its tides, the highest in the world, are found as far inland as Moncton in New Brunswick and Cobequid Bay near Truro in Nova Scotia, more than 120 miles in length. Along the New Brunswick shore lies the largest undeveloped tract of land on the Atlantic seaboard, explored by the Fundy Trail starting at St. Martins and stretching north to Fundy National Park. Together they comprise some of the finest walking and hiking opportunities in the east. North of the park is Hopewell Rocks, tall columns of stone topped by vegetation, rising from the seabed. At the mouth of Fundy, Campobello Island (vacation spot for the Roosevelt family of Hyde Park) and Grand Manan Island are popular vacation spots because of their charm. A popular ferry service across the bay between Saint John, New Brunswick, and Digby, Nova Scotia, provides passenger and auto access to the west shore of Nova Scotia. That shoreline is lined with villages of small houses and Annapolis Royal, the site of Champlain’s first major settlement in New France, and the village of Grand Pre and its monuments to the expulsion of the Acadian peoples.

Barbara Rogers
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Barbara Radcliffe Rogers has written or coauthored more than 30 guidebooks, including The Portugal Traveler, Drive Around Portugal, City Spots Munich, City Spots Helsinki, City Spots Stockholm, Eating New England, and the Maine section of Thomas Cook's Independent Traveller USA.

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  • Best Time to Visit:

    You can see the tides at any time of year, but to enjoy the many other activities, visit May-September. Whalewatching is best in early summer.