|Trail Type||Linear||Trail Markers||White Blazes|
|Distance||13 km (3.5 km mapped)||Scenery Rating||Must-See|
|Estimated Time||1 day||Mainteance Rating||Well Maintained|
|Trail Surface Type||Forested, Beach||Cell Phone Reception||Variable|
|Elevation Change||130 m||GPS file||Available on request|
|Dog Friendly||Yes||Fees Required||Park Access|
There are also three access trails on this section of the Footpath. In the summer of 2016 we drove in a small car to the Goose Creek Access Trail without much trouble. The Goose Creek access trail is the longest on the Footpath at about 2 km in length. It takes you to the campsite at Goose Creek. The Rose Brook and Jim Brook access trails are much shorter. We haven't yet explored this section of the trail. Check back in the future for more details.
We have only had the chance to explore the Brandy Brook to Quiddy River part of this section of trail. This section of the Footpath has many steep ups and downs. Goose River on the border of Fundy Park was a tidal crossing in the past. In the summer of 2015 we helped develop the Fundy Footpath Link Trail in Fundy Park that allows you to bypass the tidal zone. There are several campsites on the Fundy Park side of Goose River. One on the shore and several up on the hill.
After leaving the Goose River Valley the trail drops into Rose Brook Valley where there is a campsite. The trail then goes down through Jim Brook Valley. The next major valley is at Goose Creek. Goose Creek is a tidal crossing so make sure you know the tide times to plan your crossing. You will need to cross Goose Creek to get to the Goose Creek campsite.
The Brandy Brook Valley is next. A short side trail along Brandy Brook takes you to a campsite. Continuing on this side trail will take you to Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum falls. This is a two tiereed falls that flows over the moss covered rock like a waterslide. Each tier of the waterfall is about 6 feet high.
The climb up out of Brandy Brook valley is steep with several switchbacks. It is less than 100 meters to the top since the Brandy Brook valley is over 50 meters above sea level. As soon as you get to the top of the hill the trail begins to descend along the hill facing the bay. Once you are back down the hill the trail flattens out and travels along the contour of the hill.
The trail come to a hole in the trees with an amazing view of Martin Head. The trail soon transitions from a mainly spruce forest type to a more mixedwood forest type with many large hardwoods, mainly yellow birch. At this point the trail travels along a steep hilltop where you will be looking down at the sandy beach below. If its the weekend you may see someone camping on the beach.
The trail passes an interesting pond that is cut deep into the ground. The trail soon crosses an ATV Trail. If you follow the ATV trail a short distance you will come out to the Goose Creek Road. Turn left and this road will lead you down to the long sandy beach on the left. A long sandy point will lead you to Quiddy River. Cross this river and you will climb a large gravel bar on the other side that leads out to Martin Head. This crossing can only be made at low tide so use caution and remember you have to come back this way. If you can't get back across it is a long distance through the woods climbing the hill to come to the footpath above Quiddy River.
If you don't follow the ATV trail and stay on the Footpath you will turn sharply to the right as the trail begins to follow roughly along Goose Creek Road. The trail steadily climbs the hill through a mainly spruce forest where the trail cuts deep into the sphagnum moss. After the trail levels off a bit it turns to the right and crosses the Goose Creek Road. On the other side of the road it is a steep descent down to Quiddy River.
Note: all distances are horizontal GPS distances. They do not take into account the many steep ups and downs which add distance.
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Trail last visited July 4, 2016.
Page Last Updated November 27, 2016.