I love going on adventures with my family. This winter we didn’t get to do as much as we would have liked, mostly because of the terrible weather. But just before the snow began to melt (for the first time), we took a little trip to see some ice caves. They were as cool as I imagined!
The Devil’s Oven Ice Caves are a short drive from Fredericton, near Minto. I heard about them through local Facebook groups.
The thing that stood out most to me as I researched them was that to get to them you need to WALK ON THE RIVER.
Since it was near the end of the season, I wanted to make sure it was safe to do that. Luckily we’d had some cold temperatures recently and all the posts I could find said that it was safe to go.
I won’t go into too much detail about getting there, other than to say that we parked way too far away at the top of a really big hill and the worst part of the whole day was getting back to the car.
Everything else about the day was wonderful. The sun, the fresh air, the joy of the kids as they saw their friends for the first time in a long time.
And the ice caves were so neat. At the biggest one, there were a lot of people so we had to keep our distance. But you could go in behind the ice and if you didn’t mind getting bruises on your butt, slide out. We walked a bit farther to the second cave and discovered a real cave that made me feel extra claustrophobic because you can to crawl into it.
New Brunswick has some incredible places to explore, and this is definitely one of my favourites so far.
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