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.
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.
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
Covered Bridge Potato Chips, Waterville
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
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.
Grey Rock Casino, Madawaska Maliseet First Nation, Edmundston
Sugarloaf Park, Campbellton
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, 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.
Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault, Edmundston
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.
Experience nature at its’ finest in a local chalet, lodge or a houseboat.