August 9, 2022
New Listing Means New Long Reach Lifestyle
Location is the only thing you cannot change about a property and with this new listing it provides a new Long Reach lifestyle. And we are about to show you how and where. Long Reach is a community located on the Kingston Peninsula in New Brunswick, where the Kennebecasis River and Saint John River meet. Three ferries, two of those being cable-operated, connect Kingston Peninsula to Saint John, Quispamsis and GrandBay-Westfield. Long Reach spans across the Saint John River and offers the most glorious westerly views, sunsets included.
Long Reach was primarily a farming settlement in the 1800's, which is still evident today with gradual rolling country hills filled with hay bails, apple trees, tall grass, deciduous trees, historic churches - all while being lined by the backdrop of the blue river water. Route 845 is the central paved highway that connects all of the Kingston Peninsula straight through to Hampton, NB. This main artery is lined with some of the most magical properties, land compositions and points-of-interest in all of Atlantic Canada. Below, we will share just a few of those lifestyle points and how you can uniquely enjoy them.
To arrive at our new listing, you can take a guided ferry that connects the Kingston Peninsula to the mainland. You may have to wait in line but it's worth soaring over parts of our river, offering the most breathtaking views. It also allows you a breather and handles the driving for you while onboard. When visitors arrive, most have never been on a cable ferry before, so it is a unique experience to most.
KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET
Open on Saturdays from May - October there are over 80 vendors offering made and bred in New Brunswick products to fill your new Long Reach home with. Everything from garden grown bouquets, fresh salmon burgers, wood widdled home decor, organic meats, arts, crafts and food from around the world. You can even have a classic Kingston breakfast made and served to you by volunteers while sitting in its log cabin of a structure with your family.
MOSS GLEN FALLS
Less than 10 kilometers from our new listing is Moss Glen Nature Trail. It is a marked, wooded trail that isn't too long of a walk but opens up to a steep deep hole filled with fresh water that locals like to dive into. There is even a Tarzan rope attached to the trees for those looking to dare-devil their days. Lower Moss Glen Fall is a small waterfall that flows into the deep pool. Grab a hiking buddy, may they be furry or not with a picnic basket and you have an easily active afternoon to fill here.
Apples grown and picked directly from their family's orchard on the Kingston Peninsula then made into cider and canned down the road means this is a Kingston product you will know and love while living on the Long Reach. Only a 9 minute drive door-to-door from our new listing, Yip Cider provides a local watering hole of a destination where you can sip on both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cider, listen to live music and enjoy a game of a bean bag toss on their large, waterfront grassy grounds also overlooking the river.
KINGSTON GENERAL MERCHANTS
At the four corners of the peninsula - a town centre if you will, there lies a general store that carries a convenient mix of groceries, made-to-order pizza, tools, alcohol, candy, fireworks, gifts, ice cream and a place to gas-up. It is such a friendly, attractive village store with its historic look and cedar shake siding that if you have a late night craving or forgot those early morning coffee filters, this wonderful store has you completely covered.
THE POTTERY SHOP - CRIMMINS POTTERY
Celebrating 50 years in business, Crimmins Pottery is known for its sleek earth-toned stoneware and has its main shoppe directly on Shampers Bluff which is only a 5 minute drive from Long Reach. Here, you can browse their impressive showroom, see into where the art is created through the glass and pick-up a hostess gift as you head down river to meet-up with friends.
FULLERTON'S CORNER MARKET
Growing produce directly from their Long Reach farm, it is here you have access to freshness bundled-up in a hardworking corner market. Create your own farm-to-table meal every night when you live on the Kingston Peninsula, then don't make dessert as they have that covered too by baking in-house the most scrumptious sweets (we suggest their sugar donuts). In a rush for lunchtime? Grab a baked ham, chicken salad, tuna salad or ham salad sandwich for the road or beach with a side of Perrier. In the autumn, you can relish in the russet tones that line this market from the pumpkins and gourds for sale.