If you’re looking for relaxation, quiet, and a chance to get in touch with nature, then winter is the perfect time to explore the Bay of Fundy and the Charlotte Coastal Region. Here are five winter ways to restore your soul while you visit our region.
Snuggle into a cozy Bed & Breakfast
No one does the comforts of home like an exceptional B&B. Snuggle down into luxurious bedding and sink in the atmosphere of well-kept and historic homes such as the Blair House Inn in St. Stephen and the SeaCup Inn on Grand Manan. Let the owners treat you to beautiful meals and delightful tea, while you pillage their bookshelves and curl up with a good book.
Revitalize your inner artist
Whether you’re a photographer, painter, knitter, songwriter, or just an appreciative person, the Bay of Fundy landscape is at its most inspiring during the winter months. Wander the shores and listen to the pounding surf; take in a fiery sunset at the Whistle, or seek the beauty of snow-covered branches along forest trails at Ministers Island. Find a yummy beverage and curl up with your knitting. Early winter nights and minimal light pollution means you’ll have a perfect view of the Milky Way and the North Star.
Get active on our trails
The Bay of Fundy moderates our weather during the winter, which means we see much less snow on the ground than other parts of New Brunswick along our shores. That means you’ll be able to hike the trails in places like Ministers Island, Grand Manan, Pea Point Nature Preserve, Ganong Nature Park, Caughney-Taylor Nature Preserve, and Clark Gregory Nature Preserve without snowshoes much of the time – though they are also great for snowshoeing too!
Indulge in delicious food and drink
Whether you’re looking for upscale culinary experiences like the Five Kings, Braxton’s, or the Rossmount Inn, or traditional home cooking, you’ll find plenty to satisfy your appetite during the winter in Charlotte County. We recommend you try Carmen’s Diner in St. Stephen and the Odd Rainbow in North Head.
Treat yourself to the spa
Come by yourself, with a loved one, or with your best friends, and spend a weekend at the Algonquin Resort. Swim in their indoor pool, relax in their lounges, or book a full treatment at their spa.
The Charlotte Coastal Region stretches from near Saint John, NB, to the Canada/US border at St. Stephen, NB. It includes Campobello Island, Deer Island, and Grand Manan Island, and stretches north along the St. Croix River to McAdam. Most areas of the region are accessible from Fredericton with a 1.5 – 2 hour drive, and within 1 hour of Saint John. We hope to see you here this winter!