February 18, 2016

Parks & Trails

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French Fort Cove is one of many. A very scenic trail with many lookouts. A beaver colony can be seen busy at work in the morning and in the evenings the call of loons is often heard

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.

Trail maps provided by Hiking NB

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

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Some of Our parks

Bi-Centennial Park

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

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.

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

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

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

Additional parks

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

Please be advised until further notice the roadway on Route 430 C. I. Road from Civic
number 12915 to 12885 is closed to ALL through traffic. Traffic is to be diverted to
alternate routes from the Beaverbrook Road to Tilley Road and Maple Glen to Whitneyville

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