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From Millville travel 3 km north-east to Hawkins Corner. Continue following Route 104 by turning right at Hawkins Corner. After 9.8 km look for a gravel road on the left with the sign for Ayers Lake Unique Area. Directions from the gravel road below.
From the east end of the covered bridge in Hartland travel south-east on Main Street (Route 105). After 1.5 km (just after the sewage lagoon) turn left onto Route 575 towards Cloverdale. Follow Route 575 for 14.6 km to the junction with Route 104 in Cloverdale. Turn righ and head south-east on route 104. After 10.4 km look for a gravel road on the right with the sign for Ayers Lake Unique Area. Directions from the gravel road below.
Follow the gravel road as far as you can with the vehicle you have. The road gets increasing more rough. At 2.3 km you will come to a road on your right. You can park here and hike up to the peak via the Peak Access Trail or you can continue straight to drive to the peak. The road at this point starts to climb the hill and becomes more difficult. Some of the steep sections of road may be washed out. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended beyond this point.
The Ayers Lake area in comprised of hills that drop steeply off to the valley that holds Ayers Lake to the south-east. The unique area has many different types of old-growth Acadian forest around the peaks and the lake, along with many streams and bogs. There are many trails that access the peak, lake and other forested areas in the unique area. The area is owned by J. D. Irving Ltd.
This park is in the Hiking NB trail guide for the Lower St. John River Valley Region - Meductic to Fredericton. The guide is available for download below:
Page Last Updated April 10, 2013.