The Miramichi is known for our magnificent river and for always giving a friendly hello; or as we say it “How She Going?”? While there are tonnes of activities aimed at travellers, sometimes you just want to get off the beaten path and live like a local which is why we’ve decided to share some of our favourite hidden gems.
If you typically like to go against TLC’s rule and chase waterfalls, then this hidden gem is for you. This is a popular destination for locals in the summer who either want to sightsee the stunning falls or go swimming! Other well loved waterfalls in the region are Sheephouse Falls and Fallbrook Falls.
Canada’s Largest Salmon Fly
The village of Blackville is home to Canada’s largest Salmon Fly. It is a popular roadside attraction and is loved by tourists and locals alike. This salmon fly was originally tied by Jenna Tucker and was erected by Hugh Hallihan. It’s colours red & black are meant to represent our veterans.
You can find this bridge in Upper Miramichi. This bridge has been around for quite some time, as it was built around the 1870’s. This bridge is one of the oldest covered bridges in New Brunswick, and the only covered bridge remaining in the Northumberland County. It is over the Mill Brook which is also a great swimming hole. If you’re planning on driving over it, drive as slow as a walking pace, or you may receive a $20 fine! If you’re a lover of heights and thrills, don’t miss the nearby Priceville Footbridge.
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Skip the busy beaches and head to Gordon’s Wharf! It’s fun for the entire family and only fifteen minutes away from the city. There’s a canteen on site but it’s always fun to bring your own food and have a picnic.
Miramichi Cross Country Ski Club
What better way to get some exercise in the wintertime here in the Miramichi, then heading to the Nelson Ski Club. The ski club has 25km of groomed trails made for cross country skiers with all levels of experience. Ten trails are groomed for skate skiing and four km are lit up until 9:30pm there are also six marked trails are for snowshoeing all leaving from the club house.
This 2km trail is cleared with a crushed rock which makes for a leisurely walking trail. It’s marshy areas make it perfect for bird watchers, remember to keep an eye out for bald eagles as well. If you look across the river you will see the beautiful Beaubears Island. In the spring of the year, you’ll find dozens of anglers on the shore trying their hand at bass fishing. This hidden gem sits right along the shoreline of the Miramichi River and is an excellent place to get some exercise and catch up with locals.
This mini-putt spot has 18 holes. Each hole is very unique with many holes featuring motorized obstacles which are replicas of local landmarks such as the Centennial Bridge. After a great game of putt head inside for a tasty treat! This ice cream parlour has 46 different flavours, including frozen yogurt and dairy free sorbets.
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Get a little mud on the tires and take the dirt roads back to this hidden gem! It’s a large, peaceful area with a small, yet breathtaking waterfall.
Besides the many trails around the loop of the French Fort Cove, there are also many lengthy ones that even locals don’t know about. These trails range from 2.9km to 6.3km and from all difficulties for example: The Range Loop, Blueberry Ridge Loop, Venture Loop, and Narrows Trail.
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This nature park is the perfect place for outdoor family activities. It includes walking trails, beaches, a bird watching tower and interpretive panels with information on the island’s wildlife. Don’t miss a perfect photo opportunity in front of the lighthouse, painted in the colours of the Acadian flag! Around there you will also find a picnic site, a children’s playground, bbqs, toilets, changing rooms, parking and a ramp for boats.