The southeastern corner of New Brunswick is a perfect place for relaxation-seekers, and it just keeps getting better as fall rolls around. With a winding coastline that stretches from Kouchibouguac to Cap-Pelé and all the way down to Murray Beach, as well as trails, bicycle paths, and interesting stops along the way, this is a place to make memories that last all year round.
Kouchibouguac National Park sits near the northern edge of the area, an oasis of conservation that shelters lush, mixed forests, salt marshes, seemingly endless stretches of sandy beach and golden dunes. The fall brings a unique beauty to this outdoor gem and interpretation exhibits showcasing Acadian and Mi’gmaw cultures, as well as visitor amenities, are open year-round. Well known for its network of cycling trails, you’ll surely want to bring your bike with you for some easy coastal riding.
To dive further into Indigenous cultures, go to the Elsipogtog Mi'kmaq Cultural Centre where you will be taken on the popular Mi’kmaq Heritage Path Tour experience. Leave enriched by a deeper understanding and connection to the cultural teachings and ways of the Mi’gmaq.
Immerse yourself in traditional Mi’kmaq culture as you learn the fine art of basket making in Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick. After a traditional smudging ceremony in the community teepee, guests will head into the woods for a walk along the Heritage Path where they will learn about the plants and trees used for basket making and other time-honoured purposes. #IndigenousCanada #indigenoustourism #exploreCanada #ExploreNB #basketweaving #mikmaq #indigenousculture
If Richibucto Winery is on your list, you’re in luck! The wine tastings continue through December.
As visitors continue their travels south, they will find Irving Eco-Centre: La dune de Bouctouche, a preserve developed to restore and protect one of the last large dunes on the northeastern North American coastline (12 kms, to be exact!). It offers a unique set of vistas for anyone inspired by the wonder of an ocean landscape. Stroll the 1-km boardwalk for expansive views of the protected shoreline and access to the beach.
Be sure to stop into Shediac, see the giant lobster, get some delicious artisan chocolate at Adorable Chocolat, and experience some good food and games at Bistro Le Moque-Tortue. In addition, the dining and shops on Main Street are not to be missed.
In Memramcook, Monument-Lefebvre is open Wednesdays to Saturdays this fall, with entertainment and new comedy programs on offer in September and October. Just a short drive away, visit Latitude 46 Estate Winery, a lovely vineyard where you may find your new favourite wine. Or check out the sweet and hard ciders as well as the fruit wines at Belliveau Orchard apple-u-pick, where you can also enjoy wagon ride tours and grab a snack at the orchard market and café.
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Finding a place to stay could not be easier – there’s cottages, inns, motels, and even glamping throughout the area. A few stars to check out include Jardine’s Inn, Dune View Inn, L’Ancrage Bed & Breakfast and Cottages, Séjour Kouchibouguac Resort, Motel Chez Freda, The Liberty Village, and Creekside RnR.
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And when you explore Southeast New Brunswick, you will have access to the bounty of the area! The seafood is plentiful, and in the fall, the fresh local harvest can be found in several farmer’s markets while they remain open.
A road trip along this winding coast offers great views, local restaurants, beach walks, marinas... and even an Alpaca Farm, as well as riding at Red Orchard Stables. Don’t miss your chance to see it all.
Food and Drink
Richibucto River Wine Estate
Latitude 46 Estate Winery
Verger Belliveau Orchard
Winegarden Estate in Baie-Verte
Blue Roof Distiller
Bistro Le Moque-Tortue
Dining & Shopping Shediac Main Street
Get the most out of your travels in New Brunswick with vacation packages from the following operators:
Walking tour from Parlee Beach to Pointe du Chêne with lunch at Euston Park Social and a private VIP tour of Homarus Eco-centre.
Strolling & Tasting
This guided walking tour of Shediac will have you taste the best seafood, Acadian food, and sweet treats, and learn about the history and culture of Shediac.
Lobster for the Family
Learn all about the life of a lobster at Homarus Eco-Centre, while checking out local hot spot Pointe-du-Chêne wharf. Your family will be treated to a lobster picnic to complete your day on Shediac Bay.
Chocolate and Lobster
Begin with a Taste of Chocolate tour, then experience Acadian culture at the Pays de la Sagouine, and a lobster dinner and excursion with Shediac Bay Cruises.
FREEDOM TOURS & TRAVELS
Experience Both – The Bay of Fundy and The Acadian Coast
The rugged Bay of Fundy is packaged with the warm beaches of the French Acadian Coast. What is better than beaches, boats and lobster when coupled with the world’s highest tides!
Shediac – 4 days, 3 nights
Swim in warmest saltwater in Canada, kayak the day away and feel the attraction of Magnetic Hill.
Tidal Waves Family Package – 2 days
The rugged Bay of Fundy is packaged with the warm beaches of the French Acadian Coast! What is better than beaches, boats and lobster when coupled with the world's highest tides?
Call a local Visitor Information Centre at 506- 743-8811 or 506-532-7788 for information on where to find open public washrooms.