New Brunswick Summer Staycation – North West

2020-08-27T20:07:56+00:00 August 8th, 2020|Categories: News|6 Comments
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NORTH WEST

Campbellton, Kedgwick, Edmundston, Grand Falls, Perth Andover, Florenceville

There are so many EXCELLENT things to see and do in New Brunswick and summer is a great time to get out there.

We hope this blog inspires your sense of adventure and helps you discover something new. We’ve mapped out fun things to do, cool places to stay and great food and drink options.

Help share the LOVE of LOCAL New Brunswick.

Miscou, NB. Photo by Nick Lavigne
Grand Falls Gorge

The North West of New Brunswick is characterized by stunning river valleys, gentle rolling hills and ancient mountains known as the Notre Dame Mountains.

CANOEING

Canoes on the Restigouche River
Restigouche River

Canoe the Restigouche river with a guide or on your own. This river will give you a whole new appreciation of how beautiful New Brunswick is. Because of its’ popularity, there are well-organized groups that can help you experience this adventure in an all-inclusive fashion.

WALKING TOURS, MUSEUMS

Madawaska Bridge, Edmundston

Explore a region on foot to discover what makes it unique. Take a guided walking tour in Campbellton with Destination Campellton or do the self-guided tour of Edmundston and immerse yourself in the city’s culture and history.

Covered Bridge Potato Chips, Waterville

All you potato chip lovers, head over to Covered Bridge Potato Chips in Waterville for a factory tour and a taste of the best kettle cooked chips ever.

Kedgwick Forestry Village & Museum (Photo travelgumbo.com)

The Kedgwick Forestry Village and Museum is full of interesting facts about one of the most important industries in New Brunswick. And of course the on-site restaurant offers a lumber jack breakfast that will keep you stuffed all day.

Potato World Museum. Florenceville-Bristol
Potato World Museum, Florenceville-Bristol

The McCain Potato World museum in Florenceville-Bristol is a great spot to learn about a NB family that built a successful global brand. The museum café offers up potatoes served in all the best ways.

New Brunswick Botanical Garden, Saint-Jacques

Find your zen by visiting the NB Botanical Gardens in Saint-Jacques. Learn about the therapeutic, cosmetic and culinary benefits of plants while touring the various themed gardens and the butterfly pavillon. Finish your visit with a bite of homemade food and aromatic herbal tea at the onsite Café Flora.

ENTERTAINMENT

Grey Rock Casino, Madawaska Maliseet First Nation, Edmundston

Grey Rock Casino is a modern, state of the art casino, entertainment center with two restaurants on site for dining and of course a large Bingo hall.

PARKS

Sugarloaf Park, Campbellton
Sugarloaf Park

Take a chairlift up the mountain in Campbellton’s Sugarloaf Park or Edmunston’s Mont Farlagne.

There are many great hiking and biking trails in these parks for those enthusiasts who are not afraid of steep climbs.

Mount Carleton Provincial Park, Saint-Quentin (Photo NB Parks)

And of course Mount Carleton Provincial Park offers some of the best views from the highest peak in the province. Being a mix of Acadian Forest and mountain range, the park has more animal species than any other part of the province. It also offers a good mix of trail levels from wheelchair-accessible to intense mountain hikes.

FOOD & DRINK

FRESH, Fine Dining
FRESH, Fine Dining, Florenceville-Bristol

In addition to the restaurants mentioned above, there are options for unique, fine dining such as Fresh in Florenceville-Bristol which is a restaurant in a train wagon. Or find local fair in cafés such as Fiddlehead Café at the Grey Rock Casino in Madwaska and Café d’la Vieille Forge in Edmundston.

Brasseurs du Petit Sault
Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault, Edmundston
Moonshine Creek Community Spirit
Moonshine Creek Distillery, Waterville

Plan a refreshing stop at a local craft brewery such as Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault in Edmundston, and Grand Falls Brewing. Visit Moonshine Creek Distillery in Waterville (makers of Chicken Bone Liqueur) and learn about a passion for distilling while sipping a unique hand crafted drink.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Experience nature at its’ finest in a local chalet, lodge or a houseboat.

Castle Inn, Perth Andover

For some more modern conveniences, the Castle Inn in Perth Andover has it all; superb dining, 4 star Canada Select accommodations, outdoor adventures, all in a relaxing old warm charm.

Lakeway Houseboat Vacations
Lakeway Houseboat Vacations, Mactaquac

Or try out a unique vacation experience in a houseboat rental from Lakeway Houseboat Vacations in Mactaquac.

INTERACTIVE MAP : North West NB (Link)

6 Comments

  1. Ann Brown August 9, 2020 at 11:09 am - Reply

    The Tobique River is great for canoeing & kayaking.

    • admin August 10, 2020 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you for sharing.

      • Karen August 28, 2020 at 1:31 am - Reply

        Is Mount Carleton open to hikers?
        Is the tenting campground open this season 2020 and when does it close?

  2. Amber August 21, 2020 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Winegarden Estates in Baie Verte is South East, not North West.

    • admin August 21, 2020 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Hello again Amber. Thank you for letting us know. Typo on our part. Have a great day.

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