10 things to make you smile in the Spring!

1: Pile up the car with family or friends and head to the coast for a nice walk on the beach! It’s far less crowded this time of year, but make sure to wear some layers!Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 4.31.52 PM

2: BBQ something random! With the snow gone, it’s time to get the grill out! It might not be perfect weather for sitting outside all evening, but everything tastes better on the grill! Some ideas are: Mrs. Dunster’s donuts, pineapple, pizza, taquitos, or corn-on-the-cob!

3: Go to a tourist hotspot before tourist season opens! Hopewell rocks, Albert County museum, the giant lobster, and the Moncton zoo (on Sundays) are all great options!

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4: Go fishing! Fishing permits are fairly inexpensive and, if you can get out of the city, there are some pretty amazing sights with great fishing. Plus, you get to bring home some “local, free-range” supper!

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5: Go to a festival! Pre-tanning and bug season is jam-packed with some great festivals! If you’re a reader, the Frye Festival is this week (April 22-28)! Others festivals include FestiVin, Beer Festival, Pro Bass, Paddlefest, The Dragon Boat Festival, and even a culinary fest! Check out NB festivals here!

6: Get a team together and participate in Relay for Life! It’s a great way to forward a cause and have fun with others in the community!

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7: Hear some local talent at a downtime pub! The Tide & Boar and Old Triangle have amazing food and regular performances!

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8:  Go to TreeGo! With locations in both Fredericton and Moncton, most people in NB can play real life Nintendo in the forest at these aerial rope courses! There are different fitness levels for everyone, so don’t be intimidated! It’s serious fun!

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9: Take some family photos at a local park or trail! My Moncton favourites are Mapleton and Irishtown.
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10: Relax on a patio! Lots of cafés and restaurants have already opened up their patios! It might still be a bit chilly, but if you wear a hoodie and sip on a hot beverage, it could be a great, relaxing time!

Happy Spring Everyone!