New Brunswick offers a wide variety of trails for outdoor enthusiasts to explore, catering to hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers alike. Here are some notable trails in the province:

  • Fundy Footpath

This challenging coastal trail runs along the Bay of Fundy, offering stunning views of towering cliffs, secluded beaches, and old-growth forests. It stretches for approximately 41 kilometers between Big Salmon River and Fundy National Park.

  • Fundy Trail Parkway

Located near St. Martins, this scenic coastal drive features a network of hiking and biking trails that wind through forests, along rugged cliffs, and past dramatic waterfalls. It offers breathtaking views of the Bay of Fundy and opportunities for wildlife viewing.

  • Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail

This 150-kilometer trail follows the Nepisiguit River from Mount Carleton Provincial Park to the Bay of Chaleur. It passes through diverse landscapes, including forests, wetlands, and riverside communities, and offers opportunities for hiking, biking, and paddling.

  • Dobson Trail

Running between Riverview and Fundy National Park, this 58-kilometer trail traverses a variety of terrain, including forests, wetlands, and rolling hills. It offers scenic views, wilderness camping options, and access to waterfalls and other natural attractions.

  • Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

Located near Campbellton, this popular hiking trail leads to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, offering panoramic views of the Restigouche River valley and surrounding mountains. The trail is accessible year-round and is suitable for hikers of all skill levels.

  • Irving Nature Park Trails

Situated near Saint John, this urban park features over 11 kilometers of hiking trails that wind through coastal habitats, including rocky shores, salt marshes, and forests. It offers opportunities for birdwatching, picnicking, and wildlife observation.

  • Minister’s Face Trail

Located in Mount Carleton Provincial Park, this challenging trail leads to the summit of Mount Carleton, the highest peak in the Maritimes. It offers stunning views of the surrounding wilderness and is popular among experienced hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

  • International Appalachian Trail at Mount Carleton

  • Sentiers Madawaska Trails

  • Véloroute of the Acadian Peninsula

These are just a few examples of the many trails waiting to be explored in New Brunswick. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll through scenic landscapes or a challenging hike to a mountaintop vista, the province’s trails offer something for everyone to enjoy.

Photo by Nick Hawkins

Location: Seely Beach , Fundy Trail Parkway