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Bay of Fundy At Your Pace

Program Number: 21389RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/6/2014 - 7/11/2014; 9/21/2014 - 9/26/2014; 6/14/2015 - 6/19/2015; 9/27/2015 - 10/2/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: St. Martin's, New Brunswick
Price starting at: $1,159.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture; Walking/Hiking; Food & Wine
Meals: 13; 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Salt    

Whether as a solo traveler or in a group of lifelong learners who explore at varying paces, experience the great Bay of Fundy Tides with hikes along local trails, by way of historical, cultural and literary sessions in the classroom — or through a combination of both learning styles. No matter which path you choose, reunite with the group in joint sessions devoted to the delightful traditions of Maritime food and music. Meet New Brunswick authors, musicians and artists, and marvel at museum exhibits and presentations detailing the story of the more than 500 sailing ships built and launched from St. Martin’s.




Highlights

• Experience the incredible Bay of Fundy Tides in person and walk on the ocean floor at low tide.
• Enjoy an evening with a local musician and a reading by a New Brunswick author.
• Learn about geological features and important fossil finds in the area that contributed to the region’s designation as North America's first Global Geopark.



Activity Particulars

Participants choose indoor or outdoor activities, or a mix according to physical abilities. Walks average three miles over mostly level terrain. Optional ocean-floor walk uneven terrain.




St. Martin's

The serene Village of St. Martins on the Bay of Fundy is nestled on miles of unspoiled beaches. The highest tides in the world sweep in and out each day carving sea stacks and caves into the rugged red cliffs that surround the village. As the gateway community to the spectacular Fundy Trail, the village provides easy access to a range of walking, hiking and biking trails.



Accommodations
Historic country inn on Bay of Fundy shore.
Meals and Lodgings
   Tidal Watch Inn
  St Martins, NB 5 nights
 Tidal Watch Inn
Type: Inn
  Description: A historic Country Inn overlooking the Bay of Fundy in the seaside village of St. Martins. The highest tides in the world rise and fall on the beach just 150 feet from the front door of the Inn.
  Contact info: 16 Beach St
St Martins, NB E5R 1C7 Canada
phone: 506-833-4772
web: www.tidalwatchinn.ca
  Facility amenities: Dining Room overlooking the Bay. Some rooms have whirlpool baths and fireplaces. These rooms are assigned on a random basis. All rooms have private baths, hairdryers, telephones, cable television. Complimentary wireless internet available.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: $100.00 to $125.00 CDN Road Scholar pre-post rate is a special discounted rate that includes breakfast.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $100.00 to $125.00 CDN Road Scholar pre-post rate is a special discounted rate that includes breakfast.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00 p.m. You will be staying at Tidal Watch Inn that night.
  End of Program:
9:00 a.m. You will be staying at Tidal Watch Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
On site complimentary
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  St Martins, NB
  Nearest city or town:  Saint John
  Nearest highway: Route 111
  Nearest airport:  Saint John
  From End of Program
  Location: St Martins, NB
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$20 per person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3/4 hour 

 

Distance:

 

45 miles

   

Please advise arrival time when booking shuttle.

 

 

To Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$20 per person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3/4 hour 

 

Distance:

 

45 miles

   

Please advise arrival time when booking shuttle.

 

Saint John

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Tidal Watch Inn
phone: 506-833-4772
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$20
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1/2 

 

Distance:

 

25 miles

 

Saint John

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$55
Prices are subject to change.

   

Taxis available 24 hours a day at the airport.

 
Driving Directions
  From Saint John Turn right onto Route 111 on exiting the Airport following the sign to St Martins. In St Martins turn right onto Main St at the XTR gas station, continue down Main Street and you will see the Tidal Watch's treelined driveway and parking lot on your right.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration, Reception, Dinner, Orientation
(Sunday, July 6)
   
 Arrive To: Tidal Watch Inn
 Dinner: Tidal Watch Inn
   
Accommodations: Tidal Watch Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: A field trip to the Museum Salt Marsh & Acadian dikes. Marco Polo, The Fastest Ship The World.
(Monday, July 7)
   
 Breakfast: Full Breakfast
 Morning: The week begins at the Quaco Museum in a session conducted by the curator and 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.
 Lunch: Tidal Watch Inn
 Afternoon: Active track participants walk along the beach to the Salt Marsh with a naturalist guide to learn how Acadians farmed in this unique ecosystem. Other participants learn about the legendary Marco Polo tall ship that became the fastest ship in the world.
 Dinner: Tidal Watch Inn
 Evening: Enjoy an evening of Celtic Music.
   
Accommodations: Tidal Watch Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Exploration of Village, Harbour & Sea Caves Learn of Legends and Folklore An Evening with a New Brunswick Author
(Tuesday, July 8)

Note: In the morning all participants enjoy a walking tour through the village to see the architecture. Active track continues out to the sea caves and cliffs while others return to the Inn to learn about Legends and Folklore of the Bay. A late afternoon session for all participants explores the ecology and the science of the world;s highest tides. A New Brunswick author reads from and discusses his/her novel.



   
 Breakfast: Full Breakfast
 Morning: In the morning all participants enjoy a walking tour through the village to see the architecture. Active track continues out to the sea caves and cliffs while others return to the Inn to learn about Legends and Folklore of the Bay
 Lunch: Tidal Watch Inn
 Afternoon: An afternoon session for all participants explores the ecology and the science of the world's highest tides. . A New Brunswick author reads from and discusses his/her novel.
 Dinner: Tidal Watch Inn
 Evening: Free Time Evening
   
Accommodations: Tidal Watch Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Exploration of the Bay of Fundy coastline
(Wednesday, July 9)
   
 Breakfast: Tidal Watch Inn
 Morning: This day is devoted to exploring the beauty of the area along the Bay of Fundy coast. A variety of options will be offered for active track and naturalist guide lectures for all participants.
 Lunch: Tidal Watch Inn
 Afternoon: After a picnic lunch overlooking the Bay of Fundy continue exploration of back roads and beaches around the Bay.
 Dinner: Tidal Watch Inn
 Evening: Enjoy a great evening of Maritime Music
   
Accommodations: Tidal Watch Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Lighthouse & Beaches The Struggle of Black Loyalists A Taste of New Brunswick
(Thursday, July 10)
   
 Breakfast: Full Breakfast
 Morning: Active track participants enjoy a walk out around the Lighthouse and to a secluded tidal beach while others learn about the struggle of black Loyalists.
 Lunch: Tidal Watch Inn
 Afternoon: Another New Brunswick author reads and discusses his/her latest novel. In a final session learn about and sample some of New Brunswick's favorite foods.
 Dinner: Tidal Watch Inn
   
Accommodations: Tidal Watch Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


An Intimate History of New Brunswick


Author: Stuart Truman


Birding In New Brunswick


Author: Roger Burrows


Description: A birder's field guide



Mi'Kmag Anthology


Author: Edited by Rita Joe & Lesley Choyce


Description: A history of native peoples



New Brunswick A Short History


Author: Tim Frink


Out & About in New Brunswick


Author: Hank Deichmann


Description: A guide to flora and fauna



Second Wind


Author: Robert M. Rayner


Description: A novel set in a seaside town on the Bay of Fundy



Shipwrecks Off The East Coast


Author: Carel Vivier


The Language Of This Land


Author: Trudy Sable & Bernice Francis


Description: Mi'Kmag History



The Last Billion Years


Author: Atlantic Geoscience Society


Description: A detailed Geological History of the Atlantic Provinces



The Sea Captain's Wife


Author: Beth Powning


Description: A historical novel set in the seaside Bay of Fundy Village of St. Martins



To Hell Or Melbourne


Author: Flora Kidd


Description: A historical novel written about the Marco Polo, a tall ship built and launched from Saint John to sail the world. It became known as the fastest ship in the world.



Trees & Shrubs of the Maritimes


Author: Todd Boland


Description: A field guide





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