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Read on for fun things to do and see in the South East.
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South East New Brunswick is blessed with beautiful coastline, warm ocean water and sandy beaches. There are two federal parks, Kouchibouguac and Fundy, and three provincial parks; Parlee Beach, Murray Beach and Hopewell Rocks. These are all great destinations to get outdoors and back to basics. The cities and towns in the South East offer great food, entertainment and shopping.
La Dune de Bouctouche
Third Vault Falls, Fundy National Park
This area is a hiker’s dream. In addition to the national and provincial parks, every town and city has extensive walking trails that are free of charge.
Sackville Waterfowl Park
Cape Jourimain, Confederation Bridge
Take a walk under the Confederation Bridge at The Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area in Bayfield. Not only does it offer the best views of the bridge, it is a nature lover’s oasis with its wetland habitats, sand dunes and 12 km of scenic trails. The buildings on site remain closed for the season.
Sandpipers, Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Reserve, Dorchester. Photo Dianne Currie
Take part in the stunning acrobatic show of thousands of sandpipers at the Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Reserve in Dorchester. This area is a critical stop for shorebirds that migrate from the Arctic all the way to South America. Although the interpretive center is closed, the reserve remains open to visitors.
Le Pay de la Sagouine, Bouctouche
The Hopewell Rocks
Numerous museums offer fun looks into the areas past. Stop by for a spot of tea in Moncton at the Thomas Williams House. Visit an old horse carriage factory in Sackville at The Campbell Carriage Factory museum. Discover the people of the tides at the Albert County Museum and stop by the New Brunswick Railway Museum in Hillsborough on your way. Visit an old convent at the Kent Museum in Bouctouche.
Fort Beausejour Historical Site, Aulac
FOOD & DRINK
Dining options in the South East are plentiful from fine cuisine at Les Brûmes du Coude and Little Louis in Moncton to great casual dining at Bistro Le Chat Bleu in Baie Verte, La Sagouine in Bouctouche, Cinnamon Soul Café and Bakery in Hillsborough, and Baci Italia in Moncton.
We’ve listed a few with their locations but be sure to share your favourite with us.
Bistro Le Moque-Tortue, Shediac
Seafood lovers must make a stop at the Seaside Grill Restaurant in Rexton, Paturel’s Shore House Restaurant in Grand-Barachois, Catch 22 and Skipper Jack’s in Moncton. If your looking for Authentic Italian, Rocco’s Cuccina and Pizza 5 Étoiles are must do’s. Many of the local craft breweries offer pub fare as well.
Craft Breweries and Distillers
As one of New Brunswick’s fastest growing industries, there are many unique craft breweries and distilleries to visit.
Among the many local accommodations, we’ve listed a few unique ones to help you change things up a little.
Spend a night in jail at the Dorchester Jail BnB, the only privately-owned provincial jail in Canada.
St Martins Country Inn is a beautiful historic building that looks more like a castle with a panoramic view of The Bay of Fundy.
Le Griffon B&B in Shediac offers the best breakfast in town with a menu that changes daily.
Cozy up and relax at L’Ancrage B&B in Saint Louis.