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ST. MARTIN'S, NEW BRUNSWICK

Exploring the Fundy Trail

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Program #2691RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for May 25 — May 30, 2014

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Type: Inn

Description: The Tidal Watch Inn, formerly the Quaco Inn is located on the Bay of Fundy just 150 feet from a three mile long beach. The highest tides in the world rise and fall at the front doorstep of the Inn. All 12 guestrooms in this luxurious, historic country inn are different and appointed with unique furnishings and decor.

Contact info:
16 Beach St
St Martins, NB E5R 1C7 Canada
phone: 888-833-4772
web: www.tidalwatchinn.ca

Room amenities: All rooms have private, four piece baths. Hairdryers. Some rooms have whirlpool baths and fireplaces. Please note that the assignment of these rooms is random.

Facility amenities: Full service dining room and decks overlooking the Bay. Licensed for the service of alcohol.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $85 to $125 Cdn.
Please ensure when booking that you advise that you are coming for an Elder Hostel Program as this is a Special discounted rate that includes breakfast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 25 - Arrive at Tidal Watch Inn
Arrive To: 3 - 6 p.m. Registration

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Dinner

Evening: 7:45 p.m. Orientation

Lodging: The Tidal Watch Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Tidal Watch Inn, formerly the Quaco Inn is located on the Bay of Fundy just 150 feet from a three mile long beach. The highest tides in the world rise and fall at the front doorstep of the Inn. All 12 guestrooms in this luxurious, historic country inn are different and appointed with unique furnishings and decor.

Contact info:
16 Beach St
St Martins, NB E5R 1C7 Canada
phone: 888-833-4772
web: www.tidalwatchinn.ca

Room amenities: All rooms have private, four piece baths. Hairdryers. Some rooms have whirlpool baths and fireplaces. Please note that the assignment of these rooms is random.

Facility amenities: Full service dining room and decks overlooking the Bay. Licensed for the service of alcohol.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $85 to $125 Cdn.
Please ensure when booking that you advise that you are coming for an Elder Hostel Program as this is a Special discounted rate that includes breakfast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 26 - Served at Tidal Watch /Hiking Tidal Landscapes/Lu...
Served at Tidal Watch /Hiking Tidal Landscapes/Lunch on the beach/Tides & Ecology of the Bay/Dinner at the Inn/The Fundy Trail Dream

Breakfast: Includes cold buffet and hot entree each day

Morning: The program begins with a guided hike past the village harbour, along the beach and across the ocean floor out to sea caves at low tide. Your Naturalist guide will talk about the geological structure of the caves and the ecology of the Bay of Fundy and its tides along the way.

Lunch: Picnic lunch

Afternoon: After lunch, as the tide rises, hike up above the sea caves to trails along the top of the cliffs. Enjoy spectacular views of the Nova Scotia coastline across the Bay. Watch the tide come in and fill the sea caves where you walked just hours earlier in the day. Hike back to the Inn during mid afternoon for a classroom session with your guide and a detailed presentation on the tides and ecology of the Bay of Fundy. (Please note that the schedule for this day will vary with the timing of the tides.)

Dinner: Full service, three course candlelight dinner

Evening: This session explores the development of the Fundy Trail and how it has moved from dream of one man to reality. Details for the next day's hike on the trail are provided.

Lodging: The Tidal Watch Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Tidal Watch Inn, formerly the Quaco Inn is located on the Bay of Fundy just 150 feet from a three mile long beach. The highest tides in the world rise and fall at the front doorstep of the Inn. All 12 guestrooms in this luxurious, historic country inn are different and appointed with unique furnishings and decor.

Contact info:
16 Beach St
St Martins, NB E5R 1C7 Canada
phone: 888-833-4772
web: www.tidalwatchinn.ca

Room amenities: All rooms have private, four piece baths. Hairdryers. Some rooms have whirlpool baths and fireplaces. Please note that the assignment of these rooms is random.

Facility amenities: Full service dining room and decks overlooking the Bay. Licensed for the service of alcohol.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $85 to $125 Cdn.
Please ensure when booking that you advise that you are coming for an Elder Hostel Program as this is a Special discounted rate that includes breakfast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 27 - Hiking The Fundy Trail/Picnic Lunch/The Fundy Tra...
Hiking The Fundy Trail/Picnic Lunch/The Fundy Trail to Salmon River/Dinner at the Inn

Breakfast: Cold buffet with hot entree each morning

Morning: The morning is spent hiking and exploring the first section of the Fundy Trail. Your guide will take you on groomed trails along the cliffs overlooking the Bay, past a flowerpot rock, several beautiful tidal beaches and a waterfall to your picnic spot overlooking secluded Pangburn Beach.

Lunch: Lunch at picnic area overlooking Pangburn Beach

Afternoon: After lunch, hike down into the Big Salmon River delta to the park Information Centre. In a session with park staff, learn about the logging settlement that flourished in the early 1900's on the river. Return to St. Martins and travel out to the salt marshes and the Quaco Head Lighthouse.

Dinner: Full service, three course candlelight dinner

Lodging: The Tidal Watch Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Tidal Watch Inn, formerly the Quaco Inn is located on the Bay of Fundy just 150 feet from a three mile long beach. The highest tides in the world rise and fall at the front doorstep of the Inn. All 12 guestrooms in this luxurious, historic country inn are different and appointed with unique furnishings and decor.

Contact info:
16 Beach St
St Martins, NB E5R 1C7 Canada
phone: 888-833-4772
web: www.tidalwatchinn.ca

Room amenities: All rooms have private, four piece baths. Hairdryers. Some rooms have whirlpool baths and fireplaces. Please note that the assignment of these rooms is random.

Facility amenities: Full service dining room and decks overlooking the Bay. Licensed for the service of alcohol.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $85 to $125 Cdn.
Please ensure when booking that you advise that you are coming for an Elder Hostel Program as this is a Special discounted rate that includes breakfast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 28 - Breakfast at the Inn/The History & Heritage of St...
Breakfast at the Inn/The History & Heritage of St. Martins/Hikes to Backcountry Beaches

Breakfast: Cold buffet with hot entree each morning

Morning: The morning begins at the Quaco Museum in a session conducted by the curator and a local genealogist. Learn about the arrival of the Loyalists and the shipbuilding industry that at one time made St. Martins the second wealthiest community in the British Empire. Take an opportunity to explore the museum exhibits and archives.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: The afternoon hike takes participants out to remote beaches rarely seen by visitors to the area. The first hike along an historic, abandoned coach road accesses a spectacular, remote beach that is surrounded by massive sea cliffs. The beach is bordered on one side by the Bay of Fundy and on the other side by a beautiful fresh water lake. Travel on foot later in the afternoon to another sandy, tidal beach.

Dinner: Full service, three course candlelight dinner

Evening: The Living Tides of Fundy presentation gives participants an overview of the entire Bay of Fundy ecosystem.

Lodging: The Tidal Watch Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Tidal Watch Inn, formerly the Quaco Inn is located on the Bay of Fundy just 150 feet from a three mile long beach. The highest tides in the world rise and fall at the front doorstep of the Inn. All 12 guestrooms in this luxurious, historic country inn are different and appointed with unique furnishings and decor.

Contact info:
16 Beach St
St Martins, NB E5R 1C7 Canada
phone: 888-833-4772
web: www.tidalwatchinn.ca

Room amenities: All rooms have private, four piece baths. Hairdryers. Some rooms have whirlpool baths and fireplaces. Please note that the assignment of these rooms is random.

Facility amenities: Full service dining room and decks overlooking the Bay. Licensed for the service of alcohol.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $85 to $125 Cdn.
Please ensure when booking that you advise that you are coming for an Elder Hostel Program as this is a Special discounted rate that includes breakfast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 29 - Breakfast at the Inn/Hiking Options/Hearst Lodge/...
Breakfast at the Inn/Hiking Options/Hearst Lodge/Sea Captains Burial Grounds/Salmon River Hike

Breakfast: Cold buffet with hot entree served each morning

Morning: Participants are offered two options for the day. The first option, the Hearst Lodge offers a rigorous full day hike up to an old fishing lodge beyond the end of the Fundy Trail. This trail works steadily uphill over a rough trail to the lodge which overlooks the salmon pools. The second, easier option is a guided walk through the historic Sea Captains burial grounds.

Lunch: Lunch served on the trail

Afternoon: Hearst Lodge group continues their hiking loop back out to the Salmon River. The group on easier second option hike with a Naturalist to explore the Salmon River area, the suspension bridge, learning about the historic settlement that once flourished in this area.

Dinner: Full service three course candlelight dinner

Lodging: The Tidal Watch Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 30 - Breakfast at the Inn and Check-out
Breakfast: Cold buffet and entree served each morning

Morning: Check-out by 11:00 a.m. Late check-out can be arranged to fit with travel plans.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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May 25 — May 30, 2014 $889  
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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