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“An natural wonder”
Review of Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Hopewell Rocks is located along the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world. It offers a unique natural experience of both high and low tides. Enjoy the multi-media exhibit in the Interpretive Centre, scenic walking trails and lookouts. Make sure you take the time to experience our guided tour and a warm meal. Entrance passes valid for two consecutive days.
Staten Island, New York
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“An natural wonder”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The best advice for this place is that you need to check the times it is open, and when the ocean floor is at low tide to ensure you get maximum impact.

There are a fair amount of stairs and slopes that need to be navigated, and while a shuttle helps, it doesn't bring you right to the attraction. Also, there are several points of interest, of which the flower pot rocks are the ones often pictured.

Visited May 2014
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

This is worth the trip! You just have to time it with the tides. You park your car in the surprisingly big parking lot and then walk up to gate to pay admission. Just after the main gate they have a gift shop (which has souvenirs from all over Canada), a restaurant and a children's playground. The stairs to get down to ocean floor is only a fifteen minute walk. Which is an easy walk (basically a one lane gravel road). You could also opt for the two dollar shuttle...there wasn't much to see on the walk so you wouldn't miss anything.

Once you get to the stairs you can go on exploring the impressive beach and cliff formations. It is muddy in most places, but as long as your careful it's not to bad - do bring proper footwear. I saw some people with mud half way up there shins, me, I got maybe and inch or two of it up my boots. They have a little garden hose rinse off station at the top of the stairs too. Amazing to see. The whole park is wheelchair accessible (until you get to the stairs to the beach.)

Visited May 2014
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Seattle, WA
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“Go at low tide”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is definitely worth a stop. While they recommend you go both at low tide and high tide, it's not realistically an option if you are traveling through, so we recommend seeing it at low tide for the impact of the rock formations. Take the tram ride both ways....its a bit of a walk to the actual staircase down to the beach. Its pricey, but worth seeing a natural creation. Be sure to go out to the overlook in front of the restaurant for a really great view of the tidal flats--the water forms a weird line at low tide, like it's behind a wall and building up to rush in. Nice restrooms.

Visited May 2014
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Saint John, NB
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“A Natural Wonder with highest tides in the world”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

A must to see if you are in the Fundy national park area. Make sure you check the tide schedules before you go and try to arrive a couple of hours or so before low tide so you can experience the huge fluctuations in the water levels. Several sets of stairs to get down to the beach so you can walk around the "flowerpots". You may also want to book a kayaking trip from one of the local adventure companies for a whole different but totally amazing Hopewell Rocks experience.

Visited August 2013
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HopewellRocks, Manager at Hopewell Rocks, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you for such wonderful and useful comments!

We are working hard to get ready to open for the season on Friday, May 16th 2014. Don't hesitate to contact us (info on our website) if you have ANY questions or would like assistance while planning your Bay of Fundy vacation. Tide times, safety procedures, links to local attractions, accommodations and restaurants, etc are also available on our site. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates! Hope to see you soon. Travel safely. Annick
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“I have been going to the Hopewell Rocks for years. It's always been an interesting place to see. Watch out for the tide though, ”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Ok, my title is too long. But I have always enjoyed going to the Rocks. It's worth making the stop on your way from Moncton to Fundy National Park to see this natural wonder. They are also known as the "Flower pots" due to their shape and trees growing on top.

Visited July 2013
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