August 26, 2013

John Christie: St. Andrews gives visitors a taste of olden days

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The historic downtown district in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, is a popular area for shopping and hosts numerous seafood restaurants.

Town of St. Andrews

There's a launch site for your kayak, should you be so inclined, bikes for rent, and a trail up nearby Chamcook Mountain for a little exercise. There's even the opportunity to book a scuba-diving expedition in the nearby waters teeming with undersea life.

New this year is a boat running directly between St. Andrews and Campobello, run by the same enterprising entrepreneur who last year introduced guided Campobello Island Tours originating at the Roosevelt Cottage in the International Park on the island.

For youngsters, the Fundy Discovery Aquarium can be great fun, and the beach at Katy's Cove is the perfect spot for a dip in the chilly waters of Passamaquoddy Bay.

Remember, passports are now required to pass between the U.S. and Canada, so be sure to bring yours along on what, for us anyway, is a wonderful international excursion right in our own back (or rather front) yard.

John Christie is an author and year-round Maine explorer. He and his son, Josh, write in Outdoors about places to enjoy beauty only Maine has to offer. He can be contacted at:

jchristie@fairpoint.net

CORRECTION: This story was updated at 6:25 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 to correct that the Algonquin Resort's new owner is Marriott, not Fairmont.

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