Skating and Sledding
You can ice-skate and sled down the hills during winter in the Mactaquac Provincial Park. Two lighted skating ponds are maintained while the hills are groomed for snow sledding. The ice-skating ponds and sledding hills are open on the weekends. Two groomed sledding hills are available; one is fairly steep for advanced users and the other features a more gradual slope for beginners.
You can also enjoy snowmobiling at the park. The Mactaquac Provincial Park offers 15 miles of groomed and marked trails for snowmobile use. Fueling and food service are available to guests. Trails provide access to many picturesque landscapes and maintained meandering paths through Acadian forests. The Riverside Resort and Conference Center provides lodging near the park just outside of Fredericton.
Mactaquac Provincial Park offers cross-country skiers several trails within the area. The trails include a beginner trail that stretches half a mile and a one-and-one-half-mile trail for intermediate skiers. An advanced three-mile cross-country trail is also available for more experienced guests. All trails begin at the Mactaquac lodge, which is located near the park's golf course. The Scandanavian-themed lodge offers dining as well.
Article Written By Rona Aquino
Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.