Category Archives: Escuminac/Baie Ste Anne

Beaches, Bogs & Beautiful Scenery

Beaches, Bogs & Beautiful Scenery

Visiting Kouchibouguac National Park is on your bucket list? Congrats! You’ve made a great decision considering all the amazing attractions and activities this park has to offer. As summer students for Discover Miramichi, we had the opportunity to experience some of these attractions and activities on our day trip to Kouchibouguac. The park is approximately 30 minutes away from the city, but it is very easy to find thanks to the road signs! Once we arrived, we decided to check out the interpretive Center where we were kindly greeted by the staff. The Interpretive Center is where you can find out everything you need to know about the park. You can also learn about some of the various wildlife species that can be seen and visit the gift shop.

Before we left the Interpretive Center we decided to grab a map of the park. We realized that the park was a lot bigger than we envisioned with ten hiking trails, over 60km of biking trails, and two beaches. Since it was a bright and sunny day, we decided to check out Kelly’s beach first. In order to get to the beach you must take a scenic stroll along the 1km boardwalk. Don’t forget to check out the interpretive signs along the way to learn some interesting facts about the park! We learned that Kouchibouguac is home to the small shorebirds known as piping plovers. These birds use the ocean shorelines as breeding grounds and nest in soft sandy areas. Once we arrived at Kelly’s Beach we quickly realized that it is the perfect place for a family trip to the beach and a relaxing place to catch some rays. We took some time to walk along the water and take in the beautiful view.

After spending some time at Kelly’s beach we decided it was time to check out one of the many hiking trails. We chose to take the bog trail, which took us to a spiral staircase tower that led to the lookout. After we spent some time overlooking the bog (which is definitely a sight to see!) we continued our hike alone the boardwalk through the bog. When we arrived at the end of the trail we noticed two red chairs. The red chairs are located in 9 areas throughout Kouchibouguac Park. They have been placed in scenic locations selected by Parks Canada. If you come across these red chairs, make sure to use #ShareTheChair on your photos for a chance to be featured on the Kouchibouguac National Park Facebook page or Twitter account.

Since we had so much fun at Kelly’s Beach we chose to visit Callanders Beach next, which is also located at the park. Callanders Beach is the ideal place for canoeing or kayaking and is located only 5km from the South Kouchibouguac Campground. One of the best things about Callanders Beach is that it is dog friendly. With Callanders Beach, you never have to worry about leaving your furry friend at home, as long as they are on a leash they are more than welcome.

After our successful day at Kouchibouguac National Park, we decided to visit Miramichi Treehouse & Camping Adventures Campground. This Campground is family friendly and borders the picturesque Black River. We got the chance to take a peek inside one of the treehouses and see the cozy atmosphere they provide. Miramichi Treehouse Camping also offers 2 bedroom cottages as well as RV and tent sites. There are also many activities to do such as geocaching, hiking trails, outdoor swimming pool, pirate playground and various yard games to borrow. They also have scheduled activities like star gazing, scavenger hunts and campground led treasure hunts! If you’re in the area and looking to have a fun-filled time, make sure to check out these two locations! From relaxing on the beach and going for a hike at Kouchibouguac, to geocaching and star gazing at Miramichi Treehouse & Camping Adventures Campground, you’re bound to have an unforgettable time.

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Schooner Point Log Cabins

Schooner Point Log Cabins

Schooner Point is a year round cottage rental destination just 15 minutes from downtown Miramichi. Enjoy rest and relaxation in a quiet, rustic setting overlooking the Miramichi bay.  Wake up every morning in your own two bedroom cedar-log cabin, complete with a kitchen, satellite tv and wifi! 

Documentary – “Still Fishing: Beyond the Escuminac Disaster” – Airing on Television for first time

Documentary – “Still Fishing: Beyond the Escuminac Disaster” – Airing on Television for first time

          “Still Fishing: Beyond the Escuminac Disaster” is a 28 minute documentary that recounts the story of the 1959 Escuminac Disaster.  This documentary that was produced by the Miramichi River Tourism Association screened in the 2014 Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, as well as the 2014 Silver Wave Film Festival inContinue Reading

Voyageur Canoe Adventure – Kouchibouguac National Park

Voyageur Canoe Adventure – Kouchibouguac National Park

Recreate the trips of the region’s courageous first settlers as you head out from Kouchibouguac National Park in a re-creation of a voyageur canoe. Historical fact and folklore permeate your trip as you and your four- to eight-man team paddle along. As the interpreter talks about the history of the area and the Mi’kmaq wayContinue Reading

Bay du Vin Summer Survival

Summer survival is a week long festival with something for all ages. Including events such as a car rally, kid’s games, scavenger hunt, frog race and treasure hunt. Bay du Vin Summer Survival also holds beer gardens Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Black River (Little Branch) outdoor rink, with entertainment. Admission is $5 Friday,Continue Reading

Kouchibouguac National Park

Kouchibouguac National Park

Kouchibouguac: Difficult to pronounce… impossible to forget One of two wilderness Canadian national parks in New Brunswick, Kouchibouguac is a fascinating mosaic of bogs, salt marshes, tidal rivers, sparkling freshwater systems, sheltered lagoons, abandoned fields and tall forests which characterizes the Maritime Plain Natural Region. Natural wonders abound in this Park that boasts the secondContinue Reading

Miramichi Bay

Miramichi Bay

Hardwicke, Bay du Vin, Baie Ste. Anne, Escuminac Miramichi Bay is home to picturesque fishing villages, warm sandy beaches, Canada’s largest full-service inshore wharf, and vibrant Acadian communities. Come and spend some time on the Bay! Savour the taste of fresh lobster (in season) cooked on the open water when you join some of ourContinue Reading

Camping Miramichi, A Treehouse Resort

Camping Miramichi, A Treehouse Resort

A family campground set on over 200 acres in the heart of Miramichi. An idyllic country setting amidst towering pines bordering the Black River. Explore the forest and river trails, take a swim in the pool or just relax on the spacious lawns. Whether you’re a kid, or a kid at heart; you’ll love sleepingContinue Reading

Kouchibouguac Resort

Kouchibouguac Resort

Nestled among the woods at the edge of Kouchibouguac National Park, the Kouchibouguac Resort boasts trails that connect directly to the famous hiking and cross country skiing trails of the Park. The resort is the only roofed accommodation and restaurant close to the Kouchibouguac National Park. The Kouchibougac resort is also close to a variety of activities likeContinue Reading

Escuminac Wharf

Escuminac Wharf

The Escuminac Wharf is the largest full-service inshore wharf in Canada, gracefully overlooking the Miramichi Bay. Discover Escuminac’s welcoming hospitality, natural scenic wonders, and taste of the sea that is second to none! Whether you’re boating commercially, for leisure, or maybe just taking your family out for an afternoon adventure, we welcome you to experienceContinue Reading