Fundy National Park
||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2011)|
|Fundy National Park|
The Moosehorn Trail
|Location||New Brunswick, Canada|
|Nearest city||Moncton, Alma|
|Area||207 km2 (80 sq mi)|
|Visitors||Approximately 230,000 per year (in 2012)|
|Governing body||Parks Canada|
Fundy National Park is located on the Bay of Fundy, near the village of Alma, New Brunswick. The Park showcases a rugged coastline which rises up to the Acadian Highlands, the highest tides in the world, and more than 25 waterfalls. The Park covers an area of 207 km2 (80 sq mi) along Chignecto Bay, the northeastern branch of the Bay of Fundy. When one looks across the Bay, they can see the northern Nova Scotia coast.
At low tide, Park visitors can explore the ocean floor where a variety of sea creatures (e.g., dog whelk, periwinkles, various seaweeds) cling to life. At high tide, the ocean floor disappears under 15 m (50 ft)of salt water.
There are 25 hiking trails throughout the park. The Caribou Plains trail and boardwalk provides access to upland forest and bog habitats. Dickson Falls is the most popular trail in the park.
Park amenities include a golf course, a heated saltwater swimming pool, three campgrounds, and a network of over 100 km of hiking and biking trails. During the winter, Fundy National Park is available for day use, at one's own risk. Visitors use the park to go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobagganing, and winter walking. The cross-country ski trails are groomed by a local ski club, Chignecto Ski Club.
A variety of scientific projects are ongoing in the Park, with the primary focus on monitoring the park's ecology. Recent projects have focused on re-establishing aquatic connectivity in the park (Bennett Lake Dam, new Culverts, Dickson Brook restoration. Species such as the endangered Inner Bay of Fundy Salmon, weasles (Marten and Fisher), brook trout, eel, and moose are monitored regularly.
Other rivers that flow through the park include the:
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- National Parks of Canada
- List of parks in New Brunswick
- List of trails in New Brunswick
- List of mountains in New Brunswick
- List of waterfalls of New Brunswick
- List of beaches in New Brunswick
- "Natural Wonders & Cultural Treasures". Fundy National Park of Canada. Retrieved 2007-07-29.