The Most Definitive Guide to Hiking in New Brunswick
The town of Bouctouche is situated on the edge of Bouctouche Bay. In the middle of the bay is La Pays de la Sagouine, an island that holds a small historic village built on stilts. The village is connected to the mainland via a long and winding boardwalk. The Bouctouche Bay Trail starts at the parking lot for Le Pays de le Sagouine and circles around the bay providing many beautiful views and smells of saltwater. At the visitor centre another small boardwalk juts out into the outer bay.
On the other side of town is the Irving Arboretum where you will find acres and acres of different tree species. Trails loop around the arboretum allowing you to explore every corner. At the back of the arboretum is the start of the Dunes to Downtown Trail, which will take you 10 km through the woods to the Bouctouche Dunes Boardwalk and Beach. The Bouctouche Dunes are the most amazing attraction in Bouctouche. They stretch for 12 kilometers out into the Northumberland Strait protecting Bouctouche Bay.
If you like sandy beaches and saltwater then Bouctouche is a great place to explore.
Bouctouche is on the coast along highway 11, about half way between Moncton and Miramichi.