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Getting to the Summerville Art Festival

There are a number of ways visitors can get to Summerville.

By car: Visitors from Saint John should take the Summerville-Millidgeville Ferry, turning right at Route 845 and proceeding 3 km to the Summerville United Church. Visitors from Rothesay, Quispamsis and points West should take the Gondola Point Ferry, turning left on Route 845 and driving 15 km to the Summerville United Church. Visitors from Fredericton or points North can exit Highway 7 at Grand Bay - Westfield and take the ferry from there. Ferry times are here http://new-brunswick.net/new-brunswick/ferry.html.

Parking and Information: The historic Summerville United Church (itself celebrating 150 years of worship this summer) will serve as the Festival hub featuring an information kiosk, refreshments and parking. All proceeds from the parking fees will go to the church. Please use this service as there is no parking on Route 845 or at the festival venues.

By bicycle: One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of the Kingston Peninsula is from the seat of a bicycle. Route 845 provides a 15 km, moderately easy riverside ride from the Gondola Point ferry to the Festival. The ride is shorter (3 km) from the Millidgeville ferry, but still lovely.

On foot: A walk in the country is a time-honoured way to spend a summer day – this hike to Summerville offers art appreciation as a bonus. It’s 3 km from the Millidgeville Ferry landing to the Summerville United Church. The festival venues are located on Route 845 for a mile past the church. Be sure to save enough energy for the walk back to the ferry (a total walk of about 8km). Refreshments will be available along the way and at the church.

Note: If you do come to the festival by bike or on foot, and you purchase art, arrangements will be made for convenient pick-up at the Cobalt Gallery in Saint John.


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