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Below is a screen shot of the Outly interface. The menu on the left lists several outdoor "layers" that you can use to customize the map to plan your adventures. Simply select "Swimming Holes" from the "Water" layer and browse the map on the right. Click on the swimming hole icon on the map to see the information about that swimming hole. It's that simple! Do send me a message to let me know what you think about this new format.

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DUNBAR FALLS
(DUNB)

PHOTO
TOWNS FREDERICTON, ST MARYS
LAT, LON lat= 46.14144, lon=-66.6207, (source: measured by another) (accuracy: approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
PROVINCE NB
WATER Seymour Stream
TYPE Falls
DESCRIPTION This from a visitor: "Waterfalls on Seymour Stream, which flows into the Nashwaak River at the Dunbar Pool. Like a mini Niagara Falls where you can lounge around in the water. (There is also a tube rental place near here). Enjoy wading around in the knee-deep stream but be careful of the current. If you can cross, there's an entrance to a small shelf behind the waterfall where you can relax under the falls. You can also climb up and sit above the waterfall in the cool moss."
AREAS Unknown
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Wading, lounging under falls, tubing
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site.
BATHING SUITS Optional
DIRECTIONS From downtown Fredericton, cross the river and take RT 8-N north towards Miramichi. Just past the Durham Bridge will be a dirt road on your left before you cross the Dunbar Stream and before you get to the Nashwaak Tube Rentals. You park here and take the path in the woods that follows the stream north-west about 10 minutes until you get the falls.
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED By another
DATE UPDATED 9/2014


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LAVERTY FALLS
(LAVE)

NO PHOTO
TOWNS MONCTON
LAT, LON lat=45.67704, lon=-65.01117, (source: map) (accuracy: general area)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
PROVINCE NB
WATER Unknown
TYPE Falls
DESCRIPTION In Fundy National Park, hike Laverty Falls Trail to unspoiled falls with swimming at the bottom. Length and difficulty of hike is unknown. (There are also several opportunities to swim in large natural rocky swimming holes if you to continue on past Laverty Falls.)
AREAS Fundy National Park
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE unknown
CAMPING unknown.
BATHING SUITS unknown
DIRECTIONS Fundy National Park is on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy, south of Moncton. Ask for information on the Laverty Falls Trail.
CONFIDENCE pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 1/2011


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MACTAQUAC AREA
[2 PLACES]
(MACA)

PHOTOS BELOW
TOWNS FREDERICTON
PROVINCE NB
WATER Mactaquac Lake
TYPE Man-made lake
DESCRIPTION One cliff jumping place, one secluded lake coves swimming place.
AREAS Mactaquac Headpond Lake
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING Mactaquac Provincial Park, with its own beach, is near here
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Fredericton, take the Woodstock Rd/Hwy 102 heading to Mactaquac (looks like west on RT 102). Turn off on Mactaquac Rd. (going north), and follow signs for the dam, then:

MACTAQUAC CLIFFS [MACL]: Cliff jumping into deep water at Mactaquac Lake (St. Johns River). Unofficial, bathing suits required, no facilities, no fees, be very careful. PHOTO.From the Mactaquac Rd exit (above) you will soon pass the Riverside Resort, then, as you head down to cross the dam there's a dirt road on your left. Drive in and park down at the end. The cliffs are here. Jump at your own risk and never alone. LAT, LON : lat=45.947158, lon= -66.869341(source: measured by another) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Pretty confident. Verified by another. Updated 9/2014.

MACTAQUAC COVES [MACT]: Secluded coves for lake swimming. Unofficial, bathing suits required, no facilities, no fees, be very careful. PHOTO. To get here from above, continue on Mactaquac Rd, cross the dam and the road becomes RT 105. Follow past the Provincial Park for about 10 minutes and lookout for coves. After you pass the second cove, as you climb the hill and are headed down, there is a small, hidden driveway on the left. Turn and park at your secret cove for swimming. LAT, LON : lat= 45.905244, lon= -66.910738(source: measured by another) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Pretty confident. Verified by another. Updated 9/2014.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED By another
DATE UPDATED 9/2014


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PARLEE BEACH
(PARL)

PHOTO
PHOTO
TOWNS SHEDIAC, MONCTON
LAT, LON lat=46.240222, lon=-64.508546, (source: measured by another) (accuracy: approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
PROVINCE NB
WATER Northumberland Strait
TYPE Ocean
DESCRIPTION Public beach. Beautifully warm water, nice sandy beach, sandbars with deep pools, sandollars, etc. Web Site.
AREAS Parlee Beach Provincial Park
SANCTION Official
FEE Yes, $11. per car and up
FACILITIES Parking
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE 506-533-3363
CAMPING At site.
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS From Moncton, take the 11/15 out of town towards Shediac. Pass the Shediac exit and take the Parlee Beach exit. Continue straight into the park.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED By another
DATE UPDATED 11/2012
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