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Proudly rural and quaintly charming, Sussex is nestled in the countryside of New Brunswick, known for its rolling green hills, timeless covered bridges, murals and dairy farms.

When visiting Sussex be sure to experience its many unique and locally owned restaurants, shops, ice cream stands, cafes, museums or any one of the 16 treasured covered bridges in the area. While exploring it will be difficult to miss the one-of-a-kind murals created by internationally renowned artists. For a taste of history, check out the Agricultural Museum which celebrates the area’s agricultural history.

If you are here in August, plan to attend the annual Kings County Agricultural Fair, one of the oldest agricultural fairs in North America. On the 3rd weekend in August check out the Sussex Flea Market, organized by the NB Antique Auto Club. In September (weekend after labour day) you can take in the Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta, the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada, featuring hot-air balloonists from across North America. While you are here, do not miss the 8th Hussars Regimental Museum in downtown Sussex – this was Canada's oldest armored Calvary regiment.

Sussex is your gateway to the Bay of Fundy, Fundy National Park of Canada, the Hopewell Rocks and more. Whether you choose to cycle, canoe, hike or drive you will have access to the timeless covered bridges of Kings County. The winter season is alive with downhill and cross-country skiing at Poley Mountain and snowmobile trails; so whatever time of year you visit Sussex, you will find that a warm welcome awaits you.


Follow Sam Bosence and John Simon’s winter adventures in the Sussex area. Want the full itinerary? Get the downloadable Sussex trip guide here.