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Grand Manan Nature Preserves - Red Trail System

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick has conserved three nature preserves (Thomas B. Munro Memorial Shoreline Nature Preserve, Meredith Houseworth Memorial Seashore Nature Preserve, and Seven Days Work Cliff Nature Preserve) on Grand Manan, all of which encompass parts of the Red Trail, a 17-km (10.5-mi) long trail system that runs along the coast of the island. This trail system is managed by the Grand Manan Trails Association and used by residents and visitors. Beginning at the Whistle Lighthouse, the trail winds through the Thomas B. Munro Memorial Shoreline Nature Preserve, and continues southeast along Seven Days Work Cliff to Whale Cove, where it meets the Meredith Houseworth seashore. From there the trail snakes north again towards Hole-in-the-Wall sea arch and the famous Swallowtail Lighthouse. Visitors should take extra caution when hiking on those portions of the trail that skirt the edge of cliffs overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Thomas B. Munro Memorial Shoreline features spectacular views of sea cliffs that range over several hundred feet high. Seven Days Work Cliff features beautiful sea cliffs that are home to birds of prey. Meredith House Memorial Seashore is made up of various ecosystems, including a cobblestone beach, forest and wetland. The entire area is popular among birdwatchers, as it is a common stopover for migrating song birds.Find the ExploreEcoNB mobile application on Apple, Android, and Windows app stores (www.ExploreEcoNB.com) for directions to this nature preserve, as well as information about other Nature Trust of New Brunswick nature preserves and many more natural areas to explore throughout the province.

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