New Brunswick is the outdoor adventurer’s paradise! From the seaside to the mountains to the woodland, whatever your choice of outdoor adventure – New Brunswick has you covered. If you’re searching for great family activities right here at home, look no further. Here are our top 10 best outdoor adventures in the province!
1. Hiking at Fundy National Park | Alma, NB
Fundy National Park has to be first on our list and for no other reason than it’s spectacular hiking! Fundy National Park is home to over 25 waterfalls and more than 60 kilometres of different trails, from easy strolls to gruelling climbs, Fundy National Park has something for everyone. Fill your hiking boots!
2. Bike the Trails at Kouchibouguac National Park | Kouchibouguac, NB
Another national park makes an appearance on our list. Kouchibouguac National Park is on the northeast coast of New Brunswick and is home to more than 60 kilometres of mountain biking trails, including the difficult Major Kollock Trail which offers something a little different from the well-kept gravel trails. If you’re looking for an easy pedal, then start with the smoother gravel trails, only the experienced should take on the Major Kollock downhill trail!
3. Fly High at TreeGO in Mactaquac Provincial Park | Mactaquac, NB
If you look toward the heavens when thinking about how best to spend a summer adventure, then TreeGo at Mactaquac may well be the adventure for you! With different types of endurance climbing at different heights, Mactaquac’s TreeGO is the perfect outdoor summer adventure for those who like to live on the edge.
4. Climb up to the summit of Mount Carleton | Saint-Quentin, NB
Hiking in New Brunswick is a fairly easy way to treat yourself to a day spent outdoors and there’s no finer peak than Mount Carleton’s Sagamook Peak! The 5.1 kilometre trail ascends some 820 metres, so be prepared for a 4-5 hour climb and spectacular views.
5. Visit Stonehammer GeoPark | St. Martins, NB
Stonehammer GeoPark will put you in touch with nature in a whole new way! The park explores the unique geology of the Fundy Basin and is full of outdoor fun including kayak and canoe tours along the basin with informative staff to explain the geology of the region.
6. Drive the Fundy Trail Parkway | Salmon River, NB
The Fundy Trail Parkway is one of the biggest dreams of the tourism industry of New Brunswick for the last two decades. Since 1995, the Fundy Trail Parkway has been under construction — the dream was to build a continuous road overlooking the Bay of Fundy, with 21 lookout points, 14 observation decks, 17 hiking trails and four waterfalls all dotted along the stretch of the Fundy Trail Parkway. A driving adventure not to be missed for those who love beautiful views.
7. Get a thrill at Sugarloaf Bike Park | Atholville, NB
Sugarloaf Bike Park is a part of Sugarloaf Provincial Park that is dedicated to delivering a thrilling downhill mountain bike ride, every time. Packed with everything from dirt track to small wooden boardwalks barely wider than you, Sugarloaf Bike Park is the place to take your mountain bike this summer.
8. Jeep tour of Saint Andrews & Minister’s Island | Saint Andrews, NB
Ever wanted to see Saint Andrews in a Jeep? Well, now you can with Turtle Shore Adventures and their Jeep tours of Saint Andrews. With experiences ranging from one hour to three, you’ll get to explore the beauty of Saint Andrews and Minister’s Island, including the coastal areas and hunt for.
9. Hike the Dobson Trail | Elgin, NB
The Dobson Trail is 62 kilometres of superb outdoor adventure! This three-four day hike will take from you Riverview (just outside of Moncton), to Fundy National Park, crossing through various types of terrain from rocky trail to woodland and ascending as high as 1500m, it’s a beautiful way to spend four days hiking in New Brunswick.
10. See rare birds at the Hyla Park Nature Preserve | Fredericton, NB
The Hyla Park Nature Preserve in Fredericton has done it’s best over the years to create an environment which preserves the life of endangered or rare bird species. If you’re a bird photographer or a bird lover, this is one of the best places for you to be! Bring your long lens and see if you can get ‘the’ shot!