Howes Cave

Howes Cave near Saint John, NB


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
1 km
1 hour
moderate
Hiking, Mountain Biking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Saint John, NB
User Doctor Livingstone

Follow the path to the cave. You will come shortly to an opening in the woods where you can see the greenhouses down to your right. About 20 metres after this on the way up a hill you will notice a less worn path off to the right (you don't have to take this path but it is a bit quicker). Follow this path right to the cave. For some reason if you miss it the "cave" is at N 45 18.127 / W66 4.075.

Located near the Saint John Regional Hospital, this cave is a hidden treasure (unfortunately not hidden enough in some ways as some local vandals have turfed cans and stuff in it.) Here's what cancaver.com says about the cave - "This is a limestone cave that is about 80 meters long and 13 meters deep. The cave has a funnel shaped entrance with a steeply dipping passage with one long right hand chamber. The cave contains well developed scallops and has been heavily vandalized. The cave has dates going back to 1730. In 1842 the entrance was blocked and was reopened in the 1860's by a man named Oliver looking for hidden treasure."

If you plan to explore this cave please be prepared. For more information on this cave go to the New Brunswick Museum on Douglas Ave. in Saint John and ask for this publication: (1) Arseneault, S.P., Schroeder,J., Berube, D., and Albert,R. 1997. The Caves of Southwestern New Brunswick. New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Open File 97-7.

Directions:

To find the cache travel on Sandy Point Rd and park 75 metres past the entrance of Peacock's Flowers if you are coming from the city going towards the hospital. You will see a path going down in the ditch and up into the woods on the same side as Peacock's.




Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By VentureMedic6413Posted By: VentureMedic6413  - Wed Jul 14 03:55:16 UTC 2010 Not Rated Comment I would be up for some clean up...... much needed!! VERY DIRTY... With the UNESCO Geopark officials coming in less than a month we better get on the ball.
By mingyPosted By: mingy  - Mon Apr 17 17:37:26 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside So much to explore Downside Broken glass that digs into your arms while crawling through the small pasage ways.Grafity covering almost every wall in the cave. Comment I am trying to plan a trip in to clean out as much bottles cans garbage and glass as we possibly can.If anyone is interested in helping you can e-mail me at mingy_420@hotmail.com


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