Where to Stay?
Campgrounds: There are several available: Headquarters; Point Wolfe; and, Chignecto. The top pick is Point Wolfe by the sea. It has much to offer in hiking trails both in the forest (with several waterfalls, beautiful moss and sweet smelling evergreens) as well as trails on the sea floor . The tides here reach 40 feet and expose vast areas of beaches, mudflats and incredible rocks.
Where to eat?
At the Alma Park entrance you will find a small fishing village with fishing boats on their bottoms at low tide still tied to the docks. The village has a general store, several restaurants, fish markets, and even a brewery in an old church. There is also a bookstore with antiques and an owner who is the unofficial town historian (She will be able to tell you anything you would like to know about Alma). One woman working at the Brewery informs tourists: “My parents have lived here for 30 years. I had gone off to college and just moved back. My friends vacation in the Caribbean, but I don’t have to go to all that trouble to find paradise.” This is certainly a beautiful place.
What to visit nearby?
Just up the road is a must see: Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park. Walk the ocean floor among the most notable red rock formations (some are even named “the Flowerpots”) on the East Coast of North America. It is a mix of towering rock formations that seem to have been inspired by Dr. Seuss complete with caves. The viewing all depends on the stage of the tide when you visit. Park Rangers will make sure that you depart before the tide rolls in (and it comes in at 6 to 8 vertical feet per hour). If you visit some of the tidal rivers in the Bay of Fundy, pay attention that the tide comes in the form of a large standing wave (people surf these waves going upstream): a tidal bore. A good example is on the Petitcodiac River and best viewed in downtown Moncton. A great place to eat near the viewing area is the Tide & Boar Gastropub.