The Belleisle Bayview Retreat is situated midway (Hampton or Norton Exits) between Saint John and Sussex, which makes it central to many holiday points of interest in Southern New Brunswick. Below are a few of the most popular activities/ destinations from past guests, please click on photos for links to additional information.
City of Saint John
The City of Saint John is Canada's first incorporated city and is known as our Loyalist City, after the landing of Loyal British Subjects following their defeat in the U.S. war of Independence in 1776. With its many architectural wonders and shops, restaurants, Saint John is a must see. The historic City Market and Imperial Theatre are just two of many sites to see and only 40 minutes away by car.
Boating on the Belleisle
Boating is one of the main activities on the Belleisle Bay - from motor boating to sailing and even kayaking. The Belleisle Bayview Retreat is conveniently located just above Bate's landing at the Belleisle Ferry with access to a public boat launch. For those who like to kayak and would like to rent please check out the following link:
It's ABOAT Time River Adventures
The Fundy Trail in St. Martens is a must see with its many seafood restaurants and beaches including a well manicured hiking trail along the Atlantic coast giving exquisite views of the Bay of Fundy. A great destination for bird watching and hiking and only a 35 minute beautiful country road drive from the Belleisle Bayview Retreat.
For those seeking the best in fishing on the Belleisle and the Saint John River system, contact "It's ABOAT Time River Adventures": Reservations required - one week advance notice.
The below are links to some of the best local cuisine, including Seafood, Indian, German, Polish or simply breakfast within a short drive of the Belleisle Bayview Retreat:
https://uptoparrestaurant.ca/ (10% discount for BBR guests)
https://dunhamsrun.ca (10% discount for BBR guests)
http://oldbavarian.ca (German Food at its BEST!)
A little something for everyone
Elmhurst Outdoors provides a little something for everyone in the family. From skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to canoeing and maple syrup, Elmhurst has it all.