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Seely Beach Access Trail, Fundy Trail Parkway

Big Salmon River Beach Loop Trail

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Big Salmon River Beach Loop Trail

Quick Facts

Difficulty easy
Trail Type loop
Distance 600 meters
Estimated Time 20 minutes
Surface Type crushed rock
Elevation Change 22 meters
Features beach, river
Trail Markers signs
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees yes
GPS File available on request

Directions

For directions to the Fundy Trail Parkway go to the Fundy Trail Parkway page.

From the west gate drive for 9.7 kilometres then turn right into the visitor centre. Park near the visitor centre and access the trail on the last sharp turn before the visitor centre. You can access the other side of the loop just past the visitor centre on a set of stairs leading down to the beach.

Big Salmon River Beach Loop Access

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Description

The trail is a short loop that goes down to a cobblestone beach where the Big Salmon River flows into the Bay of Fundy. There is a lookout platform overlooking the beach and the wide grassy area next to Big Salmon River. The trail travels along the grassy floodplain of Big Salmon River just under the visitor centre. The trail then turns up towards the lower parking lot and climbs stairs back up to the visitor centre.

View from the Fundy Trail Parkway visitor centre

The trail shows what remains of the forest industry that was active here about 100 years ago. The old logs sticking up out of the river banks were used as dams to hold logs for the sawmill. The dams create the wide grassy area around an old holding pond along the river.

Trail Last Hiked: October 8, 2012.

Page Last Updated: March 14, 2020.