Trails and Parks

Trails

Miramichi Active Transportation Plan
(July 2011) PDF File - 161.97 MB, 77 pages

 Strawberry Marsh Trail
A 2 km cleared trail with crushed rock surface beginning at the opposite side of the road from Country Inn and Suites off Hwy. 8. The trail runs along the Miramichi River through marshland abundant with waterfowl in a rolling sea of marsh grass.

A view of Beaubear's Island just off shore, sits majestically in the Miramichi River with its stately pines. Be on the lookout for a bald eagle.

River View Trail and Lookout
Located off of King George Hwy. A day adventure awaits you with walking trails and lookouts, access to shore, benches and picnic tables available. Come relax in the forest within the city.

French Fort Cove Trail
A 4 km trail beginning at the corner of Cove Road and Hwy. 8, an extension of Miramichi Lookout Park to the Nordin side of the historic French Fort Cove. A very scenic trail with many lookouts. A beaver colony can be seen busy at work in the morning and evenings and the call of loons is often heard.

A brief history?
Legend has it that a ship came up the Miramichi River with pirates on board - anchoring off the entrance at the French Fort Cove. They came ashore with boxes of gold and other treasures. These were buried under the trees or rocks on the north side of the bridge.
There is also the tale of the Headless Nun. The deadly deed took place at Corneille (Crow Brook). Today on that infamous spot, a bridge spans the brook that flows into the cove.

Millbank Trail
Off McHardy Road or off Highway #11 in Lower Miramichi (Millbank). There are several nature trails and picnic areas uniquely carved in a mixed forest with many springs and a babbling brook. Exploring these ultimate walking trails during one's leisure time will certainly prove to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

View a map of the Millbank Trail system.

Chatham Waterfront Trail
A 1.2 km trail beginning at Miramichi Rodd River Lodge, connecting at England's Hollow with the Loggieville to Chatham Trail. "While Away" some time along the Banks of the Miramichi River.

Loggieville to Chatham Trail
A 7.5 km trail beginning at the corner of Wellington St. and Water St. with a crushed gravel surface along an abandoned railway line to Chatham. The Miramichi River can be observed in numerous locations along the trail. There is a wide variety of wildlife and wild flowers. The trail is spectacular in the fall with an array of colours.

A brief history?
The railway was an important addition to the village. A&R Loggie Co. and many other businesses in Loggieville prospered with the shipment of carloads of fish each day and many other products from the Miramichi.

View a locator map of city trails
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Miramichi Mountain Bike Club Trails
The mountain biking experience in Miramichi starts at the French Fort Cove playground parking lot on King George Highway. Please park to the right side and start your ride by the permanent trail map. Riders are asked to not ride around the "crushed rock" trail by the playground and canteen as there are often families with small children and seniors. The mountain bike trails are accessed by riding two multi-use trails with several walkers and hikers, please exercise caution and yeild right of way. There is approximately 17Kms of mountain bike singletrack available and another 10Kms of double track and woods roads. Trails are well marked and mapped, anyone with some mountain bike experience can handle the more technical spots. For more information contact Chuck Fives, President of Miramichi Mountain Bike Club at 506-773-7710.

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Parks 

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Bi-Centennial Park - boat access to Beaubear's Island

Access: Off Hwy 126 on the Sutton Road or off Hwy 126 on Dollard Street to St. Patrick Street. Turn left approximately ½ mile.
Parking: Along edge of park or in Nelson school parking lot.
Park Description: This park sits on the banks of the Miramichi River with a picturesque view of Beaubear's Island. There are picnic tables, benches, a boat ramp and docks available. Boat tours to the island are available from Ritchie's Wharf.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


Town Square - Queen Elizabeth Park

Access: Situated in the core of Miramichi West Business District off King George Hwy down Newcastle Blvd.
Parking: Around the square or along the waterfront.
Park Description: A great spot to relax and watch the hustle and bustle of the town. There is a water fountain, shaded areas, benches and numerous historic monuments.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


Ritchie Wharf

Access: Off Hwy 8 in Miramichi West on to Miramichi Boulevard.
Parking: Parking provided just inside park entrance.
Park Description: This shipbuilding theme park offer a boardwalk, playground, boat launch, docking facilities and shops featuring crafts, ice cream, take out food, restaurants, souvenirs, and artists galleries. There is also entertainment offered free of charge on Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm beginning in May and concluding in September.


Riverview Trail & Lookout

Access: Off King George Hwy.
Parking: Next to trail entrance sign along King George Hwy.
Park Description: A day adventure awaits you with walking trails and lookouts, access to shore, benches and picnic tables available. Come relax in the forest within the city.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

 

French Fort Cove

Access: Corner of Cove Road and Hwy. 8
Parking: Entrance of Cove Road and Hwy. 8
Park Description: A very scenic trail with many lookouts. A beaver colony can be seen busy at work in the morning and evenings and the call of loons is often heard. Features a very popular curved boardwalk at the waters edge.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

 

Lower Town Park

Access: Just off Hwy 8 on Marina Drive in Miramichi North next to the Douglastown Community Centre and Marina.
Parking: Parking available in the Douglastown Community Centre Parking Lot.
Park Description: A winding path which makes its way up the Miramichi River with picnic tables and benches along the way taking you up to the Historic Rankin House and Seaman Hospital.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

 

Millbank Trail

Access: Just off McHardy Road or off Hwy. #11 in Lower Miramichi (Millbank)
Parking: Parking available off McHardy Road or off Hwy. #11.
Park Description: There are several nature trails and picnic areas uniquely carved in a mixed forest with many springs and a babbling brook.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


Benson Park

Access: Off Water Street up Riverside Drive, Miramichi East.
Parking: Along Riverside Drive, Park Drive, and Benson Street.
Park Description: An excellent park to relax and let the children play on the swings, play apparatus and slides.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

 

Waterford Green

Access: Located off Water Street on Loggie Drive to the left of the Miramichi River Lodge.
Parking: Along the Waterfront next to the Miramichi River Lodge.
Park Description: A great spot to relax and watch the boats on the Miramichi River. There are picnic tables and benches as well as free entertainment on Friday evenings from 7pm to 9pm during the summer months.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

 

Elm Park

Access: Located on the corner of Henderson Street and Water Street.
Parking: In Library Parking Lot off King Street, along Duke Street and Henderson Street.
Park Description: A beautiful park in the core of Miramichi East with park benches, picnic tables, shaded areas and Historic Monuments.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
 

Hill & Wellington

Access: Located on the corner of Hill Street and Wellington Street in Miramichi East.
Parking: Along Hill Street.
Park Description: Large play area, a great place to fly a kite, there are swings, a play structure, benches and picnic tables.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

 

Farrah Park

Access: Junction off Water Street and Chatham Street.
Parking: Along Water Street and Chatham Street.
Park Description: A unique small park with benches and historic monuments.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

 

England's Hallow

Access: Corner of Lower Water Street and Groat Street.
Parking: Along Groat Street and Water Street
Park Description: The hollow is truly picnic country, with walking paths along a small brook. There are lots of shady trees, picnic tables and benches available.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

 

Middle Island

Access: Across a short causeway off of Lower Water Street.
Parking: There are large parking lots on the island.
Park Description: This historic island sits in the middle of the Miramichi River. There is beach volleyball and horseshoes available as well as a large picnic area and 1.2 km of walking trails.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

 

St. Andrew's Point

Access: Off Water Street.
Parking: Along Water Street.
Park Description: A relaxing park on the Banks of the Miramichi River with a sandy shoreline, picnic tables and benches, a great place to explore the river shore.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes