St. Martins presents wonderful stargazing opportunities. Our sleepy village, with virtually no air or light pollution, is the perfect place for stargazing! The beaches are ideal for laying out and looking up at the stars, often seeing planets, the Milkyway, and the Big and Little Dippers.
Type of Trip
1 – 2 hours
What To Expect
St. Martins, New Brunswick, with its pristine coastal location and minimal light pollution, provides an ideal setting for stargazing enthusiasts. Here, you can escape the city lights and immerse yourself in the beauty of the night sky.
The first step to enjoying a stargazing experience in St. Martins is to find a suitable location away from bright lights. The beaches and cliffs along the coastline offer excellent vantage points for observing the stars. Be sure to dress warmly and bring blankets or chairs for comfort during extended periods of stargazing.
On clear nights, you can witness a breathtaking display of stars, constellations, and even the Milky Way stretching across the sky. Look for familiar constellations like Orion, the Big Dipper, and Cassiopeia, as well as other celestial objects like planets, meteor showers, and the occasional passing satellite.
To enhance your stargazing experience, consider bringing binoculars or a telescope. These can help you observe celestial objects in more detail, such as the craters on the moon or the rings of Saturn.
It's also worthwhile to check the lunar calendar and astronomical events happening during your visit. Certain times of the year offer opportunities to witness meteor showers, planetary alignments, or special celestial events like eclipses.
Remember, patience and a relaxed mindset are key when stargazing. Give your eyes time to adjust to the darkness, and allow yourself to be fully present in the awe-inspiring beauty of the night sky.
St. Martins, with its serene coastal ambiance and limited light pollution, promises a memorable stargazing experience, where you can marvel at the wonders of the universe and appreciate the vastness of the cosmos above you.
Where You'll Be
Make sure you stop in and check out The Mercantile for gifts and souvenirs. The owner makes many of the items herself - using treasures she collects from the beach. You'll be amazed at her creativity and crafty skill! These adorable items will make you smile and will be wonderful keepsakes of your time with us.
Once Upon a Tide
While you're out exploring the sea caves and grabbing lunch, make sure to check out Once Upon a Tide to pick up your souvenir!
This local delicacy might be an acquired taste, is packed full of amazing health benefits (see below) that might convince you to try it. You can eat it dried or add it to your favorite recipes to give the an additional umami flavour. Make sure to stop by Huttges and grab a bag!
Pro Tip: See dulse somewhere else and want to try it? Get the one in a paper bag.
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