The Mud of Hopewell Rocks

hopewell rocks new brunswickHopewell Rocks is on the coast of New Brunswick. It’s a provincial park that features towering rocks that have eroded into interesting shapes due to the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy.

The Bay of Fundy is known for its high tidal range, which allows you to walk at Hopewell Rocks far onto the beaches during low tide to see the high cliffs and rocks that the tide has sculpted over millions of years.

What they don’t mention as a main attraction (for kids) is the mud of Hopewell Rocks. When the tide is out you can walk around the the bottom of the tower-like rocks and around the mud flats – an area where thick, brown mud can go past your knees and can get you stuck. I had to step our of those sandals below and dig them out with my hand at one point.
jody's muddy feet hopewell rocks
Google “Hopewell rocks mud” or “Bay of Fundy mud” to see more exciting examples of the mud around the Bay of Fundy.

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Half an Hour posted some great information about Moncton and its surrounding area (where I live), highlighting things the locals probably take for granted, like:

  • Magnetic Hill, which is a hill that makes you appear going up when you’re really going down. Strange, but true. He posted a good video of it.
  • Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy, where its massive tides created caves and cool rock formations.
  • The tibal bore of the Petitcodiac river. The Government recently announced they’re replacing the causeway with a bridge, which should restore the tidal bore to something one can brag about, and restore fish migrations.

We spent this summer around the area; there’s a lot to do and see here.