Maccan Tidal Wetland Park

Maccan Tidal Wetland Park is located between the towns of River Hebert and Nappan on the Fundy shore in the province of Nova Scotia in Canada. It is a beautiful place to watch the tidal bore with a posted list of the tide times. It is also a nice place for a stroll around the pond to watch birds, ducks, butterflies and wild flowers.

Maccan Tidal Wetland Park - Butterfly
Butterfly at the Maccan Tidal Wetland Park

It is a perfect place to stretch one’s legs after a long car drive. The walking trail between the Maccan river and the wetland is short and pleasant but mosquitoes can be bothersome so don’t forget to pack your bug spray, hat and sunscreen. There are picnic tables and park benches.

It’s so great to find these little places off the beaten path and we were happy to stop and walk along the muddy banks of the river along the trail. A couple of beautiful horses watched us from across the fields and we heard a strange bird song that we couldn’t identify…a pleasant little mystery to find as we drove along on our trip…hiding in the grasses and nestled in secrecy is this little park that is yours to discover.

Songbird at the Maccan Tidal Wetland Park
Songbird at the Maccan Tidal Wetland Park

We didn’t do the entire Maccan Wetland Park trail as we were pressed for time and we said that after being at the Sackville Waterfowl Park it wasn’t too bad to just check out a bit of this trail. It would have been neat to see the tidal bore coming up the river but we were happy to see some of the nice butterflies and hear that bird song we had never heard before.

Walking the trail at Maccan Waterfowl Park meant watching for birds, butterflies and mosquitos!
Walking the trail at Maccan Waterfowl Park meant watching for birds, butterflies and mosquitoes!

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