Find yourself above the fray of modern life.
When you escape to New Brunswick’s Appalachian Mountains, you connect more deeply with your own true spirit. But you also discover an intensely meaningful separation. Here, 400-million-year-old mountains invite you to embrace vertical distance from hectic everyday life. The Appalachian Mountain Range—a chain of ancient, eroded mountains that have created river valleys and low, gently rolling hills—is the most mountainous region in New Brunswick. Breathe deeply as you journey along clean waterways and through magnificent woods. Whether a short hike or a long stay, you’ll feel more refreshed with every step.
Elevated natural beauty.
The Appalachian Range features a number of stunning parks to canoe, hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski, and tent or trailer camp in. Mount Carleton Provincial Park—featuring the highest peak in the Maritimes—is home to 100 different types of birds and 30 species of mammals. Sugarloaf Provincial Park offers beautiful views of the City of Campbellton below, and is unique for its lift-service mountain bike park—one of only two in Atlantic Canada. Trails range from beginner to expert, and they’re jam-packed with berms, table tops, drops, step ups and wooden features. Seasoned long-distance hiker? The New Brunswick leg of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) is sure to both challenge you and reward you.
Want to explore by car, RV, or motorcycle? The Appalachian Range Route stretches from Perth-Andover to Dalhousie, and features scenic vistas and photo-ops the whole way.
The path less travelled.
The Appalachian Range is just the beginning. If you’re looking for a family-friendly network of trails with incredible payoff, head over to Simpson Hill in Saint Andrews. Reaching almost 600 feet, the peak is the most readily accessible lookout on the Canadian side of the St. Croix River – the waterway that marks the border between the U.S. and Canada. For a more demanding hike, try Turtle Mountain, outside of Grand Bay-Westfield. It’s a seven-hour trek to the top, with a view that makes it well worth the effort!