Introducing: 52 Feet, 52 Weeks, 52 Reasons

52 Feet, 52 Reasons, 52 WeeksAs many of you know, 2011 is the year that the Bay of Fundy might get elected as one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature! It’s because of this that, starting January 4, 2011, we will reveal one enticing reason to visit the Bay of Fundy every week, for an entire year!

That’s 52 reasons to visit the Bay of Fundy in 52 weeks, or one reason for each of the roughly 52 feet of tidal water the Bay of Fundy experiences every 6 hours. Because, with every foot the tides rise and fall, new and different experiences are revealed and yet another reason to visit the Bay of Fundy is uncovered. We already have quite a long list of reasons, but we would also love to hear from you! So head over to the comments section below and let us know the reasons why you would visit the Bay of Fundy!

And last but not least, mark your calendars, bookmark the overview page, subscribe to our RSS feed, and join us on January 4, 2011 when we reveal the first of 52 reasons to visit the Bay of Fundy!

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    Good day – Your website does present a comprehensive view and fund of Bay of Fundy lore/information. I respectfully suggest that Kingsbrae Garden be included as one of your 52 wonders around the Bay. Thank you for mentioning Kingsbrae Garden in your post.

    Kingsbrae Garden has won many awards, nationally and internationally—it is a magnificent 27-acre horticultural public garden with over 50,000 perennials in many themed gardens, located in Canada’s premier seaside resort town, St Andrews by-the-Sea, NB. Among other numerous features such as Canada’s first “Jurassic Living Fossil” wollemi pine from Australia, a genuine, working Dutch windmill (1/3 scale), alpacas and other animals, Kingsbrae’s National Sculpture Competition is set for its third year, fully subscribed from across Canada.

    Don’t take my word for it – here’s the most recent accolade, from Steve Jermanok, travel writer/author from Massachusetts, who recently designated “Strolling Kingsbrae Garden[s], St. Andrews, New Brunswick” one of his Top 5 Travels of 2010, worldwide: “…the quiet seaside town of St. Andrews is an undiscovered gem with Kingsbrae Gardens leading the way. Hummingbirds flew under the tall chestnut trees, water lilies dotted the fountains, and everywhere you looked, there was some whimsical sculpture nestled within the 27-acre grounds.”

    The Garden appeals to all ages and interests, with children’s programs, 65+ bird species that either shelter or live at Kingsbrae Garden, age-appropriate treasure hunts, croquet & bocce ball (where aforesaid children can run off some steam while parents and grandparents enjoy a quiet finish to their meal at the licensed Garden Café, with a divine view of the Bay), a Scents & Sensitivity Garden expressly designed for the enjoyment of those with vision impairments and numerous other attractions. Its best and primary gift is a sensitive, whimsical, instructive and creative enjoyment of nature, in a region where natural wonders abound. So, yes, “Kingsbrae Garden features twenty-seven acres of flowers and scenery”, but also, much, much more.

    Maureen McIlwain

      Bay of Fundy

      Hi Maureen, thanks for the encouraging words! I’ll be in touch with you via email to discuss adding the Kingsbrae Gardens to our “52 reasons” list.

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