St. Andrews, N.B. Resort, Canada
In an article called ‘N.B.’s historic resort town’, Doug English describes the St. Andrews, New Brunswick Resort in Canada.
“No beach. No water slides. No neon. No muscle cars. What kind of resort town is this? Welcome to St. Andrews, N.B., nestled by Passamaquoddy Bay, 120 km from Saint John and almost on the Maine border. St. Andrews isn’t a Grand Bend or a Wasaga Beach. It’s more a Niagara-on-the-Lake, but less expensive and less crowded,” he says.
“It’s designated a National Historic District, 280 of its 550 mainly red brick or clapboard buildings having been constructed before 1880. Some were brought over piece by piece by Loyalists following the American Revolution. For example, the plank floors in The Windsor House, an elegant inn and restaurant, were laid in 1798.”
Some of the attractions include a 4 ½ star golf course at the historic Fairmont Algonquin hotel, a tour of the Kingsbrae Horticultural Gardens, where “classical music is piped in, visitors are encouraged to walk on the grass and gs, and there’s an “edible garden” where the kids can pick berries,” Seascape Kayak Tours, and a 90-minute evening ghost walk that leaves from Algonquin and stops in the courthouse, which was build in 1840. This is an inexpensive, fun family destination.