If you haven’t visited the oh-so-quaint town of Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, you are missing out on a time-honoured Maritime experience. A family wedding brought us back there last weekend, and we couldn’t have been happier about it.
You won’t find a better town than Saint Andrews to explore on foot and paw. It won’t take you more than an hour to walk the town’s perimeter. But of course, you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to browse the shops and cafes along Water Street, stroll the grounds of the iconic Algonquin Resort, and stop for lunch at the Niger Reef Tea House (I highly recommend the cedar plank salmon). The owners are lovely, and although I didn’t ask, I’m willing to bet their patio (with a splendid ocean view) is dog-friendly.
Of course, our favourite stop on this walking tour is the beach at the southernmost point of town. The beach is more rocky than sandy, but it offers a stunning view of Passamaquoddy Bay. It’s the perfect place to cool down on a hot day.
I already mentioned the Algonquin Resort but this awesome place is deserving of a bit more air time. The Algonquin Resort opened in 1889 and it soon established itself as a world renowned vacation spot for Canadians, Americans and beyond.
Now here’s the really big news: the Algonquin Resort is dog-friendly. We weren’t staying there last weekend, but we know from past experience that they treat their four-legged guests pretty darn well, providing a dog bed, food dishes, and an abundance of ear scratches and doggy treats. Isn’t that amazing?