Hiking Trails of New Brunswick - 3rd Edition  by Marianne Eiselt & H.A. Eiselt

Hiking Trails of New Brunswick - 3rd Edition Guide Book

by Marianne Eiselt & H.A. Eiselt (Goose Lane Editions)
Hiking Trails of New Brunswick - 3rd Edition  by Marianne Eiselt & H.A. Eiselt
New Brunswick offers a dizzying array of hiking challenges and a beauty beyond belief. In an expanded and updated 3rd edition of this popular book, veteran hikers Marianne and H.A. Eiselt take us from one end of New Brunswick to the other, along river valleys, through National Parks, around the coasts, and up and down mountains. Fully illustrated with photographs and detailed maps derived from satellite imaging, this comprehensive guide includes more than 100 trails, with descriptions of the physical details of the trail (length, difficulty, ascent, hiking time, etc.) as well as tips and sidebars describing local flora and fauna, places of interest, monuments, and landmarks. The essential guide to hiking in New Brunswick has just become one step better.

© 2007 Marianne Eiselt and HA Eiselt/Goose Lane Editions. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Trails of New Brunswick - 3rd Edition" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 113.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 113.

The woods trail follows a creek through mainly hardwoods, among them mature yellow birches. Woodpeckers and porcupines can occasionally be seen. Trail Condition: dry. It is not smart to undertake a multi-day trip without some basic training in compass use, and such training could even come in handy on long day hikes. All better compasses (and other kinds are worthless at best and at worst outright dangerous) come with reasonably detailed instructions.
McAdam, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
The trail leads through an interesting short stretch of bog with stunted growth and some softwoods. It also provides some vistas of a salt marsh. Trail Condition: dry.
Welshpool, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.45
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The trail provides good opportunities to watch the work of the beaver, even though the beaver lodge has been inactive since 1985. There are also many signs of porcupine, deer, and moose. Redwinged blackbirds, ducks, and woodpeckers are frequently seen at the pond. The trail passes along the scenic Little Mactaquac River. Trail Condition: dry, in part gravel and boardwalk.
McAdam, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
As the name of this self-guiding nature trail suggests, the work of the beaver is its main feature. An inactive beaver pond is at the centre of the raised boardwalk trail. Frogs may be heard and partridges are frequently seen. Trail Condition: dry.
Carleton, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
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Small waterfalls and rapids in Bennett Brook can be seen at the bottom of the gorge. At dawn or dusk, there is also a chance of seeing moose and beaver at Marven and Chambers lakes. Both lakes are shallow and dark, their colour resulting from acids that are released into the lakes from the bogs along their edges. Trail Condition: dry, but two fords are required. Near the river, the trail is rocky and rooty.
Cardwell, NB - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.6
The main feature of this trail is the panoramic view from the top. It makes up for the long access road and the poor condition of the trail. The outcrop just below Bald Mountain is scenic and its water holes (tinajas) are of geological interest. Trail Condition: dirt road, mostly dry.
Miramichi, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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The main attractions of this trail are found along Dry Brook: a series of tumbling waterfalls, beautiful stands of white birch, and active beaver ponds. The trail has suffered from a few years of neglect, so check the trail condition at the visitor centre. Trail Condition: a number of wet spots and fords, frequent deadfall.
Campbellton, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.2
The main feature of the trail is the Black Hole pool in the Upper Salmon River. In late summer and fall, Atlantic salmon stay here awhile before they move upstream to spawn. The presence of the elusive eastern cougar (Puma concolor couguar) in the woodlands of New Brunswick has been shrouded in mystery for decades. There have been several reported sightings by residents since the 1940s, but without still or even movie camera on hand, they could not convince officials that they had, in fact, seen a cougar. There is no need for concern to hiker safety. Cougars are very secretive and generally avoid people.
Cardwell, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
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The Irving Eco-Centre’s mission is to protect one of New Brunswick’s longest sand dunes, and the rare plants, and wildlife that live in this ecosystem. Many shorebirds can be seen along the beach. Some shells and an occasional sand dollar may also be found. The trail begins at the visitor centre. For the first 1.8 km (1.1 mi), it follows the meandering boardwalk that overlooks the beach and the Northumberland Strait. Trail Condition: boardwalk, dry, sandy.
Moncton, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.2
This trail leads through parts of the St. Croix Heritage River System, which was shaped by the last ice age about Lookout on Spednic Lake fifteen thousand years ago. This area was populated by various native peoples as early as eleven thousand years ago, as the 1983 excavation at the Diggity site on the opposite shore revealed. The lookout at a swamp along the trail is a peaceful place where wildlife can be observed. Spednic Lake’s remarkable glacial boulders and the cool breeze off its waters add to the attraction of this trail. Discovery at Diggity Site Carved out of the forest, along a sandy beach, lies a small grassy picnic site with a rock structure at its centre. This peaceful sight across the shore from the Boulderwalk Trail at the banks of Spednic Lake once was bustling with activity. Trail Condition: dry, rocky, and rooty.
McAdam, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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The Jourimain Lighthouse (1878-1997, a white, octagonal wooden tower with red polygonal top); views across the Northumberland Strait and the Confederation Bridge; and birding are the main attractions of the trail. Trail Condition: dry.
Bayfield, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
For a short distance, this trail coincides with the Mount Sagamook Trail. The latter soon departs to the right, whereas the Caribou Brook Trail continues straight ahead, ascending at a gentle grade. The path leads through nice hardwoods and soon levels off. After a while, the trail crosses a number of small mountain brooks in the mixed forest. This trail may be useful as a connector, but it has suffered from a few years of neglect. Check the trail condition at the visitor centre before heading out. Trail Condition: rooty, overgrown, deadfall.
Campbellton, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
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This very popular interpretive trail features a multitude of plants such as wood sorrel, cinnamon fern, cotton grass, and various types of “bog bonsai,” plants that grow very slowly in the bog on account of its acidity. Moose, deer, and red fox have been seen on the trail. Red spruce and black (bog) spruce can also be seen along the trail. The major feature here is the raised bog with its sphagnum moss. Certain spots called “flarks” act like quicksand; a moose drowned at one flark in this bog a number of years ago. Trail Condition: dry, partly boardwalk.
Cardwell, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
These include a raised boardwalk loop. The scenery consists mostly of woods and a glimpse of the seashore across the lagoon to the long sandbar. Trail Condition: dry, boardwalk.
Carleton, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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A pleasant city forest with some nice hardwood stands and a small brook. Trail Condition: dry, groomed, and lighted trail.
Cherryfield, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
A large number of typical New Brunswick trees are featured in a marsh along with a beaver lodge, New Brunswick’s tallest cattails, and a covered bridge. McAdam Railway Station The remarkable chateau-style railway station in McAdam, built from 1900 to 1911 by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) as a classic station hotel, remains one of the most photographed sites in the province. Trail Condition: dry.
McAdam, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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A nice forest trail with views across Rankin Brook and the delta of the Black River. Trail Condition: dry.
Carleton, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
The main features of this trail are the frequent lookouts across the Bay of Fundy, including the Squaws Cap sea stack formation. A few benches are placed at some lookouts. There is access to Herring Cove Beach. Trail Condition: a few wet spots along the middle section.
Cardwell, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.6
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This is a shady trail through an older-growth forest. The main features of the trail are the remains of an old gold and copper mine. Prospectors were first lured here after they found gold in quartz veins in 1891. A commercial mine, however, only extracted copper ore 66. Coppermine Trail here during its operation from 1891 to 1910. Some pieces of quartz and tiny amounts of copper can be found in the tailings. Only the tailings and an old steam boiler remain today. The returning part of the trail features some fine views across the Bay of Fundy. Trail Condition: dry, rooty.
Cardwell, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
The major attractions of this trail are the exceptional views from the observation platforms. The vistas are particularly spectacular in the fall with their flaming colours. Trail Condition: dry.
Salisbury, NB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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