Red granite that is. Granite Town, nestled around the Fundy basin, is rock solid in its hospitality and natural beauty. Pocket a small sample of our famous St. George Red as you explore one of the many quarries that flourished in the 1800's.
Camera buffs, take a wide angle view from the lower bridge of the historic mill and First Falls, the original name for the town. Capture the ebb and flow of river and bay as the waters of the basin meet those of the magnificent Magaguadavic River. Explore in detail the gorge, watch carefully for osprey overhead or Atlantic salmon maneuvering the fish ladder.
St. George, Granite Town, First Falls is a loyalist town, historic in culture, diverse in architecture; featuring Canada's oldest Presbyterian Kirk.
Boasting the highest tides in the world the Bay of Fundy has been home to generations of Charlotte County fisherman. The shores around St. George are dotted with herring weirs while the town is the centre of the largest aquaculture industry in North America.
Here, old meets new as traditional and modern fisheries blend. Salmon cages merge with herring weirs, lobster traps and scallop drags to form the mainstay of the local economy.
From the bounty of the sea, taste our local fare: lobster, scallops, clams, herring, mackerel and Atlantic salmon; all harvested from the cold waters of the Bay of Fundy.
A wealth of activities await you in St. George. The area is rich with lakes, coves, rivers, brooks, islands and beaches that demand exploration. Follow the "Adventure Destination" signs where friendly staff create with you your own unique adventure.
Experience canoeing and kayaking on the river, the lake or in the basin. Cast for bass on the famed Magagaudavic or try your hand at trout fishing in the streams or nearby Lake Utopia.
For the more sure of foot, take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, explore the historic sites, scan the horizon for osprey or eagles, catch the ripples on the bay or river and identify the source.
Explore the many covered bridges in the area. One crosses a natural canal where the majestic Magagaudavic meets the mysterious waters of Lake Utopia. Bask in the sun on the sandy beaches of Lake Utopia or pan the lake for a siting of the famed Lake Utopia monster.
For the energetic at heart, sign-up for whale watching, scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding or bicycling tours. There's plenty to tempt the most enthusiastic.
At day's end enjoy a lobster bake or corn boil on the beach and experience the peace and serenity of a lingering sunset.
For the seafaring adventurer, the Fundy Isles Ferries to Deer Island and Grand Manan are just a short distance from St. George.
Follow the signs from the town to L'Etete and board the ferry to picturesque Deer Island. Explore the island, enjoy its unique hospitality, discover the largest whirlpool in the western hemisphere; the "Old Sow".
During the summer take the ferry from Deer Island Point to famed Campobello Island. Visit the Roosevelt International Park or play a round of golf at Herring Cove Provincial Park.
Follow the signs from St. George to Black's Harbour, home of the world's largest sardine industry, and board the Grand Manan V for a memorable 1.5 hour sail to Grand Manan, "Queen of the Fundy Isles". During the voyage, go out on deck and scan the horizon for porpoises or whales; breathtaking in their grace and beauty.
Grand Manan, dubbed "birdwatcher's paradise" is home to more than 240 species - bring your camera.! Visit the quaint villages, scenic lighthouses, inland lakes, beautiful beaches, flowered meadows and craggy cliffs set against the backdrop of the spectacular Fundy tides.
The friendly folk of this Isle provide visitors with the bounty of the sea at its best. Don't forget to sample one of the island specialties - dulse!
You can explore the area on foot, by boat, bicycle or by car. The area has a rich folklore tradition - you can search for Fool's Gold or try to spot the famous Lake Utopia Monster in your travels. Join some of the local celebrations during the summer months. Take in a church supper and enjoy the local entertainment. While summer is probably our busiest season you can enjoy St. George all year round. Fishing in the spring to the beautiful fall colors make this town a must stop destination. Even when the snow flies there are lots of places to cross-country ski or enjoy snowmobiling.
St. George, reputed to have the best drinking water in Canada, is located off Route 1 between Saint John and St. Stephen. Camera buffs, artists and adventurers alike will enjoy what this Dragon Town has to offer. The area is steeped in history and folklore - search for Fool's Gold or spot the illusive Lake Utopia Monster.
Whether fishing in the spring, experiencing land and aquatic adventures in the summer, hiking the majestic colored forests of the fall or cross-country skiing or snowmobiling in the winter, St. George is a must-stop destination.
St. george (pop: 1345), in the southwest corner of New Brunswick, is located off Route 1 between St. Stephen and Saint John, just a thirty minute drive east from the border crossing between St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine and a 45 minute drive from Saint John.
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