Miramichi Monday #5: Tabusintac, Folk Song Festival & more!

Miramichi Region

This week I had the opportunity to make my first trip to Tabusintac and one of the community volunteers sure made it memorable! My day started at the light house where I climbed to the top for a view of the sparkling water. The light house features a slide show of the community photos showcasing the historical log run. The small dock in front of the centre would make the perfect place to put a kayak in for the day. On to bigger things, I got to see the dock that was full of fishing boats. In the spring of the year all the boats line up, ready to head out for the lobster season. It’s said to be a majestic sight. Tabusintac hosts a nature trail, in a protected area which makes for excellent bird watching. We then followed in Charlotte Taylor’s foot steps. We visited the Tabusintac library which holds tribute to Charlotte, as well as seeing the exterior of her old home stead and her grave. If you’re looking for accommodations to take this fascinating tour the Tabusintac chalets make for a beautiful, rustic place to stay with water front views.

View from top of the lighthouse

Beautiful Tabusintac Wharf

Charlotte Taylor's Homestead

Nature Trail

Tabusintac Museum

Tabusintac Chalets

Fridays are one of my favorite days of the week. I dropped by the Newcastle farmers market for fresh produce by Green’s garden patch and to grab some new soap from the Sweet Soaperie. I can’t wait to test out my yellow beans. I took advantage of the beautiful weather and rented a paddle boat at French Fort Cove. They also have kayaks and canoes for just $3 / half hour. Apart from the boating there are hiking and biking trails for any skill level. After working up an appetite I dropped by Trans Palace for lunch. Dan and Winnie offer amazing customer service and the best Chinese food on the river. The D2 Combo offers every item you could dream of: fried wontons to honey garlic spare ribs. I finished off the day with another awesome Friday activity, the test and tune for the NHRA open at Miramichi Dragway! Cars came from as far as Florida to partcipate in this thrilling event. Another exciting one coming up next weekend, August 6-7 is the All Out Canada Race!


Since seeing Boston Pizza’s like and share contest promoting their Watermelon Mojito’s I knew I had to try one. Boston Pizza Miramichi offers a comfortable patio and a wide drink menu. We sampled the water melon mojito and the photos don’t do it justice. It tastes like summer. We paired it with the cactus cut nachos and flat bread. Judy was an amazing waitress! If you haven’t experienced Boston Pizza’s summer drink menu yet, hurry in before it’s gone!

Chicken Flatbread
Cactus Cut Nachos

Watermelon Mojito

Sunday, the 59th Folk Song Festival kicked off in Miramichi. This is the longest running folk song festival in Canada! The festival draws musicians and fans a like from all over Canada. The performances perfectly intertwine folk music and story telling and many performances even feature Miramichi’s own Susan Butler. There will be noon luncheons and evening concerts all week long this is not an event to miss! I got to enjoy tales of whales, awesome guitar picking and poetry about New Brunswick’s many pristine rivers.
Miramichi Folk Song Festival

Miramichi Folk Song Festival

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