An update on what’s new in Saint John.Rockwood Park
Situated only five minutes from the city center, Rockwood Park is an outdoor recreation area featuring swimming, boating, biking, geocaching, rollerblading in the summer and Nordic walking, hiking, rock climbing and repelling in the fall and spring and skating. If you return outside the cruise season, cross country skiing, sleigh rides and snow shoeing are offered in the winter.
A new improved trail and boardwalk encircling Lily Lake provides a spectacular vista. When you need a rest, stop at Lily’s Café, which features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and comfortable lodge-like seating.
Barbour’s General Store Museum Gets New Home
Saint Andrew’s Park, situated, directly across from City Hall has been redeveloped. The entrance features the relocated Barbour’s General Store, an authentic nineteenth-century country store with more than 2,000 artifacts. The store is a popular stop for cruise passengers. The park will also feature John Hooper’s famous sculpture People Waiting.
The Three Sisters Lamp Now Resides in Picturesque St. Patrick’s Park
St. Patrick’s Park is a lovely park overlooking the cruise passengers’ entryway to St. John. The earliest light at the “Three Sisters” was a single oil lamp erected in 1842. It was placed in a direct line with the steeple of Trinity Church so that harbor pilots and sea captains were able to navigate their way safely into the harbor at night. In 1849, the light was replaced by three red gas lamps visible for three miles seaward.
Reversing Falls New Lookout Sees Two Worlds Collide
Reversing Falls has a new look-out for visitors to witness the amazing phenomenon. The lookout includes a view of reputed Reversing Falls, access ramp and stairs, connecting walkways, lighting, landscaping, and interpretation panels at the eastern end of the Reversing Falls Bridge.
In addition to the view of the rapids, visitors can see evidence of the continental drift at the formation of what is referred to as Split Rock, below the Reversing Falls Restaurant. The area is a unique geological area where continents collided and scientists have discovered rock formations sandwiched together that at one time in the past were in Antarctica and Africa.