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Fall-ing in Love with the Miramichi

Fall-ing in Love with the Miramichi

With the fall comes cool crisp mornings, cozy cardigans and pumpkin spice everything. Birch and maple trees tower over the roads all throughout the Miramichi region and in late September, their leaves begin to turn majestic hues of red and yellow. We’ve got some tips, tricks and ideas to help you make the most of your fall getaway! 

Leaf Peep In Style

Tired of admiring our colourful scenic vistas from the car window? Of course not! But you may be ready to take your leaf peeping to the next level. Few things compare to the reflections of the trees over the water; paddle your way down the river with a canoe / kayak rental from Storeytown Cottages or for an even more relaxing experience, hop aboard the Max Aitken for a river cruise. 

Going Further Into the Forest

We know the true outdoor enthusiast loves exploring the deep woods; take a hike to New Brunswick’s tallest water-fall, or grab your mountain bike and enjoy the many miles of pristine mountain biking and hiking trails at French Fort Cove.

 More of a night time explorer? On September 14-15, head to Kouchibouguac (a dark sky preserve) for their fall star fest or grab your running shoes for 10k under 10 million stars on September 22. 

The Miramichi region is also a sportsman’s paradise if you’re seeking an exhilarating way to spend a fall morning, the Ledges Inn offers upland bird hunting and a private pheasant preserve.

A successful upland bird hunt at the @ledges_inn [📸: Andrew Clarke]

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Family Fun

Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, you’ll love these fun family friendly fall activities (say that one three times fast!). Get lost in the corn maze at Fletcher’s Farm, climb their hay bale pyramid or take in a traditional wagon ride. While some people turn pumpkins into lattes, APEG NB turns pumpkins into projectiles. Join them at Waterford Green on September 29th for their annual pumpkin fling. 

Fulfil Your Need for Speed

The weekend of September 8-9 head to the Miramichi Dragway for their annual Fall Brawl. If you’re looking for a more hands on experience, explore the wooded trails from the comfort of an ATV with Country Haven, keep an eye out for wild animals like black bear or moose. 

Get Spooky

From the Headless Nun to the Dungarvon Whooper, we have our share of ghosts and ghouls. For a scaring-ly good time, head to the Woodmens’ Museum on October 19-20 for their Haunted Lumber Camp Tour or take in the haunted maze at Fletcher’s Farm October 19, 20, 25, 26, 27.

For those looking to fulfill their inner Halloweentown dreams, take a road trip to Lafiouk Restaurant in Kouchibouguac where you’ll find over 150 inflatable Halloween decorations! 

Don't me!!!! 😨😨😨 #ghostbuster!

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Get Stuffed

On October 13th, join Change Miramichi for their second annual Food Truck Feast-Ival on Waterford Green. It’s no secret that with Fall comes delicious harvest vegetables, giving you the perfect excuse to wander our markets (Newcastle Farmer’s Market – Fridays 10AM-2PM, Water St. Market Saturdays 9AM-1PM).

If you’re more of a do-it-yourselfer, head to McAllistar Farm (4460 Route 108) for a day of picking apples and snapping those perfect Instagram shots.

After all of that fall fun, you’ll probably want to warm up with a cozy cafe experience, grab your PSL at Creative Grounds and enjoy a board game or try sweets from the Napan Baykery crafted by their award winning pastry chef. 

Twelve Things To Do On A Rainy Day

Twelve Things To Do On A Rainy Day

You’ve spent your summer days gallivanting along the beach or floating down the river in a tube beneath clear blue skies; but, then it finally happens, the dark grey clouds roll in followed by an epic down-pour. While the Miramichi region is renowned for being Atlantic Canada’s Great Outdoors, every now and again you wantContinue Reading

Laney & Alecia |  Beaching and Bogging

Laney & Alecia | Beaching and Bogging

As summer students at Discover Miramichi, we love exploring our region and the many exciting things it has to offer. We couldn’t wait to experience the outdoor adventures at  Kouchibouguac National Park (about a thirty minute drive from the city). It was the perfect destination for both adventure travellers and those looking to relax. The park wasContinue Reading

Laney & Alecia | Playing On Our River

Laney & Alecia | Playing On Our River

One of the best parts of being a summer student at Discover Miramichi is the many exciting road trips we get to go on (or as we often call them “field trips”)! We were excited to head to the Village of Doaktown for a day of playing on the river. Unfortunately neither of us hadContinue Reading

Laney & Alecia | The Village of Thirty Centuries

Laney & Alecia | The Village of Thirty Centuries

Metepenagiag National Park/ Redbank Lodge As summer students at Discover Miramichi, we are always looking for new places to explore, and we can now say we have visited another beautiful spot, Metepenagiag Heritage Park and the Metepenagiag Lodge! Metepenagiag is known as the village of thirty centuries, once a thriving fishing community, it is theContinue Reading

Laney & Alecia | A Berry Bear-y Good Day

Laney & Alecia | A Berry Bear-y Good Day

We had another great experience exploring Miramichi’s surrounding areas and all that they have to offer. This trip took us to Rogersville and Acadieville visiting cranberry fields and the Little Big Bear Safari, two things we’d never seen up close before! Our first stop of the day was at the Ocean Spray cranberry farm whereContinue Reading

Laney & Alecia | A Tour Through Time

Laney & Alecia | A Tour Through Time

Beaubears Island Tour! Looking for something to do on a nice sunny day in Miramichi? What better way to spend it than taking a tour through time at Beaubears Island and learning about the multicultural history of the region. What makes this tour like no other is the friendly and helpful staff that guide youContinue Reading

Tubing on the Miramichi River

It’s hard to beat a sunny afternoon floating along the river. You’ll love the experience at our regional tubing operators:  Stewart’s Tubing:  Sit back and enjoy a lazy day floating on an inner tube down the Miramichi River with Stewart’s Tubing. Free Parking and a shuttle service to your launch point are provided! For your convenience:Continue Reading

My Miramichi Bucket List: Family Friendly Fun

My Miramichi Bucket List: Family Friendly Fun

From kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding, the Miramichi River is a natural water-park, complemented by nature’s playground – vast, untouched woodlands. Planning your next family vacation in Atlantic Canada’s Great Outdoors? We’ve come up with some family friendly activities for you and your loved ones. Don’t forget to share your adventures with us using #DiscoverMiramichi. Continue Reading

My Miramichi Summer Bucket List Foodie Edition

My Miramichi Summer Bucket List Foodie Edition

Patios overlooking the river, seafood fresh from the boat to your fork and that famous Maritime hospitality, what more could you want from a summer escape? If you are someone looking to indulge in delicious flavours, try new dishes or get that perfect insta-worthy shot of your dinner, we’re here to help with our MiramichiContinue Reading