You don't have to go far for a walk...check out the village trails.
See more including our interactive trail map at www.connectingalbertcounty.org/trails
(Picture of Hillsborough Lake Marsh Trail by Annick Butland.)
Maps of Fundy National Park (FNP) are available at both park gates, the Visitor Centre and other locations within FNP. Also, find more details about the trails at www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nb/fundy/activ/sentiers-trails
Explore the trails of Albert County and surrounding regions with like-minded people - check out our list of outdoor active groups and naturalist groups. We also have a list of websites and apps to help you find new trails. (Image by Paul Gaudet of the Outdoor Enthusiasts! Club of Moncton.)
For more information on Trails, see Exploring Our Trails.
Check out the many trails in and around the Town of Riverview in Albert County, New Brunswick. (Picture of the Dobson Trail by Ash Arrowsmith.)
Fundy Trail Parkway is one step closer to becoming more accessible to Albert County. Now connecting Sussex Corner to the park’s east entrance and gate, the Fundy Trail Parkway has a variety of hiking paths to suit various fitness and energy levels. Whether you are seeking an easy stroll on a beach or a challenging wilderness hike along the extreme Fundy Coast, we think you’ll find what you’re looking for within this not-for-profit nature park. (Image by Janet Wallace)
My first experience of Shepody Mountain was a challenging hike to the summit in a snowstorm. In the dark. With sounds muffled and visibility reduced to my headlamp’s range, I felt cocooned. This, with the increasing angle of the climb, kept me so focussed on my body’s rhythm that the trek upward became like a meditation.
By Ken Arsenault
If you are an experienced hiker, you are probably aware of the Leave No Trace (LNT) principles. Many of the ideas come from common sense backwoods etiquette; there is more to it than “Pack it in, pack it out.”
“Leave No Trace” was founded in 1987. In this educational program, people are encouraged to practice responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Many corporations and outdoor groups have adopted this philosophy. I will discuss the seven principles and suggest things we can all do to help make the backwoods experience more enjoyable for ourselves and others.
By Julie Kean Marks
Have you hiked the Mapleton Acadian Forest Trail near Elgin? I highly recommend this quiet 3-km nature trail to anyone who would like to spend a peaceful hour or two exploring the Mapleton Acadian Forest Nature Preserve. As you meander up hill and down dale, you will discover small waterways, footbridges, interpretive signs, ravines, and a variety of hardwoods and softwoods in the Acadian Forest. You will hear brooks gurgling, squirrels chattering and birds calling. You might also catch a glimpse of wildlife or a maple sugar camp in the distance. If you have not had the pleasure of experiencing this tranquil trail, come out and see for yourself! During the winter, you might need snowshoes or ice-grippers, depending on the conditions. (Note: bikes are not permitted on the trail.)
Text and images by Kat Hallett
In Albert County, we are lucky to have access to so many beautiful hiking trails. From the Riverfront Trail along the shores of the mighty Petitcodiac in Riverview, to the expansive trail network cutting through the Acadian Forest in Fundy National Park, there is truly something for every trail user, regardless of their experience or fitness level.
Text and Images by Jennifer Shelby
Taking kids for a hike is a reckless act of bravery and/or foolishness. Your choice. Tantrums and meltdowns a kilometre into the woods are no one’s idea of communing with nature. Last summer my kids were two and seven, ages heavy with whining and parental resistance. They’ve taught me that, instead of trying to get the kids to hike like adults, I need to hike like a kid or I’m going to walk out of the woods with nerves more frayed than when I started.
Text and Artwork by Emily Phillips
I made my first connection to Albert County in September 2010, shortly after arriving in Canada. I was about to attend Mount Allison University as an exchange student. At that time, I was going to school at American University in Washington, DC. During my first week in New Brunswick I befriended Alla, a joyful Cape Bretoner who was always planning a new adventure. She invited me to go kayaking and eat sticky buns in Alma. The scenic coastal drive from Sackville to Alma was markedly different from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region where I grew up. I fell in love with Albert County right away, and have felt a strong connection to this special part of the world ever since.
Connecting Albert County would like to thank the following supporters & advertisers:
- Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation
- Albert County Pharmacy
- CR Yardworks & Equipment
- Hon. Rob Moore, MP for Fundy Royal
- CBDC Westmorland Albert
- Albert County Funeral Home
- Grass Roots Community Economic Development Cooperative
- Albert County Chamber of Commerce
- Crooked Creek Convenience
- East Coast Kids Child Care & Learning Centre
- Fireside Home Heating
- Foods of the Fundy Valley
- The Garden Guy (Micheal McBurnie)
- Hon. Mike Holland, Minister, MLA-Albert
- The Old Church Farmers' Market
- Village of Hillsborough
- Village of Riverside-Albert
- Broadleaf Ranch
- Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee (CCRC)
- Cape Enrage Fundy Log Cabin
- Falcon Ridge Inn B&B
- Friends of Fundy
- Fundy Highlands Motel and Chalets
- Fundy Mud Pottery
- Jeff MacDougall, SouthEastern Mutual Insurance
- Village of Alma
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