There are a lot of attractions in our watershed, including camp sites, parks, historical sites, mountain bike trails and eco-tourism adventures. Residents and visitors also enjoy an abundance of water sports, including swimming, water skiing, boating, sailing and fishing. A few of these attractions are listed here, in alphabetical order.
Check out Glamp Camp (Waterborough), Grand Lake Campground (Newcastle Creek), Grand Lake Park (Princess Park), Mohawk Camping (Waterborough), Lakeside Campground (Mill Cove), Chipman Waterfront Campground (Salmon River), Fearn’s Seasonal Campground (Cox Point Road)
Canoeing and Kayaking
Spring freshet canoe and kayak among the trees, a very unique paddling experience. These pictures show paddling in the Grimross Island area during the spring freshet of 2020.
Village of Chipman
Douglas Harbour – summer home of the Fredericton Yacht club, Sailboat races are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer and early fall.
Gaspereau-Cains River Portage Trail
Jemseg is said to come from a Malecite word Ah-jem-sik, meaning “picking up place”, with Lower Jemseg being the location where the Jemseg River flows into the Wəlastəkw (Saint John River). All the water passing through our watershed eventually flows out through the Jemseg River. Lower Jemseg was the site of Fort Jemseg in the 1600s, and is now home to the annual Foshay International equestrian competition. The ferry to Gagetown from Lower Jemseg runs from June to October. The Jemseg Lions Club hosts a Saturday morning farmer’s market in the summer and fall.
Village of Minto
Minto – Built on coal mine tailings, the Minto mountain bike trails offer 40 km of riding on what is hailed as the best trail system in Atlantic Canada. Minto has an elementary and middle school, along with a high school. The Minto village office hosts very nice historical photos and Minto music hall of fame displays. The Newcastle Creek Yacht Club offers a home to a number of working boats refurbished as recreational vessels.