Our country estate is more than just comfortable hotel accommodations. You don’t need to leave the grounds to enjoy your day!
The hots tubs under the stars are available for our guests from 8 am to 11 pm each day. Private hour-long sessions can be reserved in advance of arrival, or when you checking-in, using our online calendar.
The lawn behind the Manor House has a playground for our small guests with swings, slides, sand toys and other fun things.
Rest and reading.
There are hundreds of books in the libraries. The patios and lawn chairs are for relaxing and conversation. Refreshments, snacks and bar service are available on the Manor House patio.
Lawn & Board games.
If you need to exercise your competitive spirit, there is crocket on the lawn and a variety of other outdoor games. A large collection of board games is available for our guests.
There is a walking trails up Dominion Hill and the quiet country road that follows the Digdeguash Basin to the waterfall and along the river is good for bikes. Many fishing and birdwatching opportunities are nearby.
Things to do in the St. Andrews, NB area
We have listed below some of our favorite activities — but there are far too many to mention them all! Additional information can be found at bayoffundystartshere.com
Few places in the world offer the opportunity to see these gentle giants of the ocean up close. Minke, Finback, Humpback, and the rare North Atlantic Right Whales can be seen in the Bay of Fundy. A variety of trips are available leaving from the dock in downtown St. Andrews.
Kingsbrae Garden is a multi-award winning 27 acre horticultural masterpiece located in downtown St. Andrews by-the-Sea. There are more than 50,000 perennials, dozens of sculptures and other works of art, and a great cafe.
There are many hiking trails throughout the region and a guide book is available. A local favorite is nearby Chamcook Mountain with views of the islands in the Bay of Fundy. There is also a trail in St. Andrews that begins downtown.
The sheltered waters of the Fundy coast make kayaking a favorite holiday adventure. In additional to rentals in St. Andrews and many other coastal towns, there are companies offering kayak tours ranging from a few hours to several days.
There are no shortage of shopping opportunities with galleries, antique shops, Farmer’s markets, boutiques and more in the nearby towns. The main street in St. Andrews has something for everyone and is a good place to start.
President Roosevelt’s beloved summer home and museum draws thousands of people to this Island each year. Filled with pristine beauty, there are two nature parks and a beautiful lighthouse. You can reach the island by bridge or on a ferry from Deer Island during the summer months.
St. Croix Island
This small, uninhabited island in the St. Croix River is where the French established their presence in North America is 1604. The interpretive centre is located just off the highway, overlooking the island, and provides an introduction to the history of the region and its great explorer, Samuel de Champlain.
You can only visit the Island at low tide as you drive across the ocean floor that is 14 feet underwater at high tide. (You need to check the admission times as they change with the tides!). Once on the island, you are transported back in time to the era when men of vision and determination built Canada. Visit the 50 room home of railroad builder Sir William Van Horn, the stone bathhouse on the shoreline, and the giant barn. There are lots of trails and incredible views.
The region has a fascinating history that includes the struggle for ownership of North America, wars between French, English and the United States, and many peoples and cultures of the Atlantic coast. Among the museums are the Grand Manan, Roosevelt Campobello, and the Chocolate museum. Don’t miss the Ross Museum in downtown St. Andrews, with an excellent decorative arts collective from around the world in one of town’s most beautiful historic houses.
Restaurants, dinners, take-out stands, pubs and micro-breweries can be found throughout the region. As you would expect, the seafood is extraordinary. Close to Dominion Hill is the Rossmount Inn, with one of the Maritimes best restaurants (reservations needed) and Ossie’s, a seafood takeout stand that has been a favorite since 1957.
The day does not end when the sun goes down in New Brunswick. Pubs have live music, there are concerts and festivals during the summer months, and late night dining options by the ocean. At Dominion Hill our guests often like to unwind in the hot tub, sit by a campfire, or lie on a deck and look at the stars that fill our clear skies.