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Village of Grande-Digue

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Grande-Digue is a coastal community across the bay from Shediac. The community is predominantly French Acadian. You can learn more about their Acadian Culture at the small group of historic buildings at the start of the Musée Trail. The community also has a large Catholic Church, school, market, and Rec Centre.

The Sentier Pluriel group has been doing amazing work developing trails over the last few years. They had five trails on my visit in the spring of 2023. Another was added since then. The longest trail is the École Trail behind the school that went through the woods to Route 530. The Alyre Bourque Trail is a long, straight, mostly mowed trail that goes from the middle of the École Trail to the shores of Cocagne Bay. On my visit there were several Osprey circling as I got to the shore.

The other three trails are much shorter but have their own interesting characteristics. The Musée Trail has a set of historic buildings at the start and goes out to Shediac Bay. The Jacques Et Edna Trail goes back through and field and into a hardwood forest. In the winter it extends across a wetland as a snowshoe trail. The Paul Caissie trails crosses and field and goes through a hardwood stand before coming out to the edge of the Grande-Digue Saltmarsh. The new Quatre-temps Trail is a loop that meets up with the junction of the École Trail and Alyre Bourque Trail.

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École Trail in Grande-Digue

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Page Last Updated: February 18, 2024.