Irishtown Nature Park Trails

Moncton, New Brunswick

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Irishtown Nature Park is the park that serendipity brought us. The Irishtown Road Reservoir was formed when the Harris brothers dammed Ogilvie Brook in the 1870s. It served as part of the city water supply for years, and, because of this, the land around it was protected. Later, when it was no longer needed, city planners realized that they had accidentally preserved an area of old-growth forest within the city limits, and decided to turn it into a nature park. Irishtown Nature Park There is a wide variety of plant and wildlife in the park, and more varieties of trees within a quarter mile of the entrance than there are in all of Fundy National Park. The park is co-managed by the city and the Irishtown Nature Park Committee, which makes recommendations for the future direction of the park. The committee is made up of representatives from many sectors: the city, youth groups, environmental groups, outdoor organizations, educational institutions, local residents, and citizens at large. This trail guide includes information and descriptions for Red Trail, Yellow Trail Right, and Yellow Trail Left.
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Trails of Greater Moncton

by Kate Merlin (Goose Lane Editions)

Irishtown Nature Park is the park that serendipity brought us. The Irishtown Road Reservoir was formed when the Harris brothers dammed Ogilvie Brook in the 1870s. It served as part of the city water supply for years, and, because of this, the land around it was protected. Later, when it was no longer needed, city planners realized that they had accidentally preserved an area of old-growth forest within the city limits, and decided to turn it into a nature park.

Irishtown Nature Park There is a wide variety of plant and wildlife in the park, and more varieties of trees within a quarter mile of the entrance than there are in all of Fundy National Park. The park is co-managed by the city and the Irishtown Nature Park Committee, which makes recommendations for the future direction of the park. The committee is made up of representatives from many sectors: the city, youth groups, environmental groups, outdoor organizations, educational institutions, local residents, and citizens at large. This trail guide includes information and descriptions for Red Trail, Yellow Trail Right, and Yellow Trail Left.

©  Kate Merlin/Goose Lane Editions. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Moncton
Distance: 7.5
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: 4.75 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Additional Use: Skiing
Driving Directions: Directions to Irishtown Nature Park Trails

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