Welcome to the 3rd edition of our
New Brunswick / Prince Edward Island
The province of New Brunswick is known for its sweeping forests, rolling mountains, beautiful maritime coastline and a unique culture that blends centuries of French and English tradition. From the historic cities of Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John to the undisturbed coastal wilderness of Fundy National Park and the pristine lakes of Mount Carleton Provincial Park, New Brunswick is a land of diverse opportunity for explorers of all kind. Backpackers can challenge themselves on one of many long distance hiking trails, including the Trans Canada and New Brunswick Trails, while hunters can explore the endless forested wilderness that creates a vibrant habitat for numerous species of game. New Brunswick’s coast offers spectacular rock formations shaped by the world’s highest tides, while centuries-old lighthouses present irresistible photo opportunities. Located a short ferry ride or drive away, Prince Edward Island offers stunning beaches, undeniable rural charm and one of the most exciting sport fisheries in Canada.
The 3rd edition of our New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Mapbook features extensive updates and upgrades from our last publication. Most notably, we have added 11 brand-new maps, expanding our coverage to include all of Prince Edward Island, as well as increasing our detail of New Brunswick’s Crown land. All of our writing has been expanded and updated, including new trails, paddling routes and fishing hotspots. We have also included stocked fishing charts as well as trail charts for the province’s major trail networks. We have refined thousands of Points of Interests to help you choose the adventure that is just right for you.
NEW BRUNSWICK / PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND MAPBOOK FEATURES:
In your durable, heavy-duty, spiral-bound New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find 66 detailed topographic maps spanning both provinces, including 11 brand new maps. These maps contain labelled recreation sites, amenities, attractions, highways, backroads, multi-use trails and much more, making this your ultimate cartographic resource for the area. Our easy-to-use maps are unparalleled in sophistication and user-friendliness, making them the go-to choice for everyone from armchair explorers to search-and-rescue teams.
New to this edition, we have divided the index into Map and Adventure sections to make it easier to use than ever. You will find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing.
New Brunswick has no shortage of man-made and natural attractions that are easily accessible via the province’s well-maintained road system. The Bay of Fundy’s phenomenal tides, the Grand Falls Gorge and the scores of lighthouses scattered throughout the province are just some of New Brunswick’s easy-to-access jewels. Just across the Northumberland Strait, Prince Edward Island has plenty of pristine beaches, museums and other attractions to explore as well. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find over 120 detailed listings of the most interesting places to stop while travelling through the area.
From its world-renowned Atlantic salmon fishery, including on the mighty Miramichi River, to the vast assortment of hidden streams and lakes that can be found throughout the province, New Brunswick is a sportfisher’s paradise. Similarly, Prince Edward Island is a hidden gem for anglers, featuring some of the best brook trout fishing in North America. Your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook contains detailed descriptions of over 350 of the best places to drop a line, including access, local species and stocking information.
New Brunswick hunters enjoy pursuing a variety of big and small game, including moose, deer coyote, wild turkey and waterfowl. The province is also famous for black bear hunting and consistently produces trophy bears. Prince Edward Island, though devoid of large mammals, offers excellent opportunities for hunting waterfowl and smaller game. The hunting section of your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook contains detailed information on each species found in the area, including tips for the best hunting techniques, as well as detailed information on over 30 of the area’s Wildlife Management Units.
Known in particular for its spectacular coastal padding, New Brunswick is a prime ocean kayaking destination. On the province’s southeastern shore, the Bay of Fundy is known for the world’s highest tides, and is a must-paddle area for any kayaker. An extensive river network that stretches into the province’s interior offers plenty of whitewater and long-distance paddling opportunities as well. Your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook offers close to 100 detailed descriptions for paddling routes in the area, including access, difficulty, camping spots, highlights and more.
With a diverse network of provincial, national and international parks, New Brunswick’s park system offers visitors the chance to hike the highest peak in the Maritimes, pitch a tent on the stunning ocean coast or even visit the Roosevelt family’s summer vacation home on Campobello Island. Across the Northumberland Strait, Prince Edward Island’s parks offer pristine beaches, sweeping ocean views and an abundance of wildlife. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find almost 100 detailed listings for the area’s many parks including information on activities, amenities, camping, access, fees and more.
New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island offer a wealth of trail options, including a variety of spectacular long distance trails. In southern New Brunswick, the Fundy Footpath runs through some of the largest intact coastal wilderness anywhere on the east coast of North America. On Prince Edward Island, the Confederation Trail spans the entire length of the Island from its eastern to its western tip. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 300 detailed trail listings, complete with access, difficulty, elevation gain and highlights.
New Brunswick contains close to 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of designated ATV trails maintained by a number of dedicated ATV clubs. This extensive trail system is complimented by an even lengthier collection of bush roads and logging trails. On Prince Edward Island, ATVing is a rapidly growing activity with a constantly expanding trail system. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find over 70 listings of the best places to ride your ATV in the area.
With abundant winter snowfall and over 8,000 km (4,970 mi) of managed snowmobile trails, New Brunswick is a snowmobiling hotspot. Nearby, Prince Edward Island features over 650 km (400 mi) of groomed snowmobile trails, with many of them following old rail lines. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find dozens of listings for the best places to snowmobile.
New Brunswick contains vast stretches of healthy forest habitat which supports many species of wildlife, large and small. Along the coast, whales, porpoises and seals are common, as are a variety of shorebirds and seabirds. Prince Edward Island is a hotspot for waterfowl, with plenty of marine wildlife viewing available as well. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find details on over 60 of the best places to view the area’s wild residents.
With its gorgeous landscape and plenty of winter snowfall, New Brunswick is a great place to snowshoe, cross-country ski, downhill ski, snowboard and winter camp, and nearby Prince Edward Island offers many of the same opportunities for winter recreation. In the newest edition of our New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find almost 50 detailed listings of the best places to get out and enjoy this area’s great outdoors in wintertime.
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|81|| Lake is stocked with brook trout
Antinouri Lake (Map 63/D5)
Antinouri Lake is a decent size lake located amidst a swampy area south of Mitchell Settlement. A forest road skirts the northwest tip of the lake, which provides anglers with the opportunity to catch stocked brook trout. Be sure to note any fish you catch where the fin has been clipped. The lake is 12 m (39 ft) deep with an average depth of 2.5 m (8.3 ft).
|81||Lake only listed in stocking chart. Here is description:
Round Pond (Map 1/D4)
Round Pond is another of Grand Manan Island’s brook trout habitats. The brookies here tend to be similar in size to those in larger lakes and provide for a fine day of fishing. Trail access is perhaps the easiest way to reach the shoreline. Round Pond is part of a fish stocking program that oversees 30 cm (11.9 in) brook trout being released into the pond. Also in the area is Little Round Pond, which is a tiny waterbody that lies just to the west of its bigger cousin. Look for small brook trout in Little Round.
|81||Lake only listed in stocking chart. Here is description:
Long Pond (Map 1/D5)
Geared towards local anglers, Long Pond rests on the eastern side of Grand Manan Island. Long Pond is part of a fish stocking program that releases brook trout when they reach lengths of 30 cm (11.9 in).
|85||Lake is stocked with landlocked salmon
Harvey Lake (Map 9/A2)
Straddling the west side of Route 636 at Harvey Station, the lake’s 7.6 m (25 ft) deep waters offer a variety of sportfish to choose from. Most prized are the landlocked salmon, which are stocked. Lake trout and brook trout are also present while smallmouth bass are worthwhile to pursue. The large lake is also home to less desired species, such as brown bullhead, sunfish, yellow perch and white sucker.
|87||Lake is stocked with landlocked salmon
Loch Lomond (Map 5/D2)
Providing habitat for Atlantic salmon, brook trout and brown trout, the lake can be accessed from a number of spots from Route 820, east of Saint John. The larger fish tend to hide in the deeper waters of this 25 m (82 ft) lake. Landlocked salmon are stocked. See the regulations for special retention and size limits.
Miller Pond (Map 1/D5)
This central pond looks more like a small lake in the middle of Grand Manan Island. The waterbody supports small to average size brook trout and is a great spot for local residents to try their luck at finding some brookies. Smallmouth bass have also been reported in the pond, which is 3 m (10 ft) deep.
|90||Lake is stocked with landlocked salmon
Queens Lake (Map 4/C1)
Featuring average size landlocked salmon and brook trout, Queens Lake is positioned west of Highway 7 and the community of Westfield. This 14 m (46 ft) deep lake has a mean depth of 4.9 m (16 ft) and is part of a landlocked salmon fish stocking program.
|90||Lake is stocked with landlocked salmon
Second Eel Lake (Map 7/G1–15/G7)
Second Eel Lake connects to First Eel Lake via the Eel River, which runs under the Route 122 bridge at the north end of the lake. The main feature is the stocked landlocked salmon that roam the waters, but are hard to find in the warmer months. Smallmouth bass have also been recently reported in the lake. Averaging 4.3 m (14 ft), the lake bottoms out at 11 m (35 ft).
|90||Added Map number to listing…on Map 62/B5
Popelogan Lake (Map 62/B5)
Forming part of the headwaters for the Popelogan River, Popelogan Lake contains brook trout and lake chub. It is found in a rugged area with limited bush road access only. The brook trout are stocked annually in the fall.
|91||Lake is stocked with landlocked salmon
Skiff Lake (Map 8/A1–16/A7)
Tendering some great structure for the smallmouth bass that reside here, Skiff Lake is characterized by many small islands, shoals and rocky outcrops. Less abundant are the brook trout and stocked landlocked salmon, which prefer the cooler, deeper waters for most of the year. Skiff Lake dips to 18 m (58 ft), although only averages 2.8 m (9 ft) in depth and can be found on the south side of Route 122 at the community of Skiff Lake. This lake and its tributaries are closed to smelt fishing.
|92||Lake is stocked with landlocked salmon
Yoho Lake (Map 9/D2)
This sometimes busy summer retreat has a picnic area on its northern shore, as well as many side roads that touch most parts of the lake. Located on the east side of Route 640, this 14 m (45 ft) deep lake sustains stocked landlocked salmon, along with brook trout and smallmouth bass, as well as a host of less preferred species.
|137||Fixed highway number
Ecological Park of the Acadian Peninsula Trail (Map 66/B6)
The Ecological Park of the Acadian Peninsula or Lamèque Eco-Parc can be accessed from Route 313 at the town of Lamèque. This charming park presents many interesting items for nature lovers to investigate, including a nature interpretive centre, boardwalk, observation tower, arboretum and interpretive trail. Visitors can take in the ocean setting or venture through the easy wooded area paths. Interpretive panels help to explain the ecological features that may otherwise have been overlooked, while the arboretum nurtures over 30 native species that can be found in the region. In total, around 2 km of trails run through this park.
Mount Douglas Bald Trail (Map 10/D7)
Ascending around 220 m (720 ft) to the top of Mount Douglas Bald, this moderately difficult trail rewards those who make the climb with a wonderful view of Welsford, Grand Bay and the surrounding forests. Located northwest of Welsford, behind the school off Route 101, this 2.5 km return trek first passes by a wreck of old automobiles before rising to the viewpoint. Many different species of wildflowers during spring, also make this a satisfying walk.
|166||Added map 13 to Zone 6 and Provincial Trail 34
Zone 6 – Coastal Tour (Maps 13, 20, 21, 22, 23, 32, 33, 42, 45, 46, 57)
Zone 6 covers the eastern shoreline of the Northumberland Strait from Kouchibouguac National Park to Cape Tormentine and Sackville, as well as branches westward to Route 126 and Moncton. The terrain is relatively flat, but there is the added appeal of ocean scenery. Zone 6 also provides the thoroughfare for riders travelling to and from Nova Scotia.
Provincial Trail 34 (Maps 13, 21, 32, 33)
Commencing at its junction with Provincial Trail 52 northwest of Harcourt, this trail extends to the northeast corner of Fundy National Park, covering a distance of approximately 150 km (93 mi). Along the way, you will pass several warming huts and numerous communities for re-fueling and provisions. The weaving path is also the main trunk trail servicing the Moncton area.
|169||Fixed typo on pied-billed grebe species
Hillsborough Wetland Park (Map 22/A7)
Situated in the heart of Hillsborough, this 50 hectare (124 ac) park has 4 km (2.5 mi) of trails that interweave 12 ponds for some excellent birding opportunities. There is also an observation post over the Petitcodiac River. The immense Bay of Fundy tides create vast mudflat regions within the park, making for some prime birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. Species include American widgeon, blue and green-winged teal, kingfisher, northern pintail, northern shoveler, pied-billed grebe, sora and warblers. Populations are much higher in the spring. Other species that make frequent appearances are bald eagle, merlin, northern harrier and peregrine falcon.
|170||Update map page number to map 46/C2
Portage Island National Wildlife Area (Map 46/C2)
Located in Miramichi Bay, this 450 hectare (1,110 ac) island consists of extensive sand beaches, sand dunes, interior wetlands and forested dunes, creating habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. The island is a breeding site of the endangered piping plover as well as a stopover site for common terns, double-crested cormorants, great blue herons and red-breasted mergansers. Waterfowl that can be seen on the island include American black duck, blue-winged teal, green-winged teal and northern pintail. Small mammals also inhabit the island, including mink, red fox and snowshoe hare.