5 things on my Fredericton to-do list this summer

Barracks Fine Craft shops, Fredericton TourismI recently wrote a piece for Fredericton Tourism’s new website, and the research process reminded me just how many things our family has still to explore in this beautiful city.

Here are the top five things on my to-do list for Summer 2016: Continue reading

Rissers Beach Provincial Park: My favourite beach

A slow day at Rissers BeachNothing says “vacation” like going to the beach, and there’s no beach in Nova Scotia I like quite as much as Rissers Beach.

While Nova Scotia’s South Shore is bordered by some of the province’s most beautiful swimming spots, Rissers Beach stands out because of the kilometre-long sandy beach, relatively warm water, amenities and its boardwalk.

If you’re a camper, it’s even better, because you can camp right beside this beautiful beach! Continue reading

New River Beach Provincial Park, NB

New River Beach Provincial Park, New BrunswickNew River Beach Provincial Park is on the Bay of Fundy shore, less than an hour from Saint John, New Brunswick. In a quest to escape the soaring temperatures, I put out a request to my Twitter peeps for beach recommendations, and Mark Burnett pointed us to New River Beach. Continue reading

Daytripping to Mactaquac Provincial Park

Mactaquac Provincial Park is near Fredericton, NB and just above the Mactaquac Dam on the Saint John River. We popped up for a day trip today to visit some friends who were camping there.

The campground has two playgrounds, a smaller one suitable for our 2-year-old and another that’s geared for kiddos 5 years and up. There’s also a small beach area – it’s rocky and not the nicest beach we’ve seen, but the water was cool and refreshing; exactly what we needed on a hot, humid day. A collection of remote-controlled airboats flying from the beach kept the big kid (my husband) entertained while our daughter played in the water with her friends. I believe the park has several other beaches which may be larger.

Overall, the campground is clean and well-maintained. While it wasn’t a long enough visit to properly assess the park, we liked what we saw of the campground and we’ll be back again for a longer visit!