Big Salmon River Beach Loop Trail
|Estimated Time||20 minutes|
|Surface Type||crushed rock|
|Elevation Change||22 meters|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
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.
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.
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.
Other Trails in the Park
- Big Salmon River Cemetery Footpath
- Bradshaw Lookout Scenic Footpath
- Cranberry Brook Loop
- Fuller Falls Trail
- Hearst Lodge Historic Footpath
- Long Beach Brook Waterfall Trail
- McCumber Brook Wetlands Trail
- McCumber Brook Access Trail to the Fundy Footpath
- McLeod Brook Falls Trail
- Melvin Beach Trail
- Multi Use Trail
- Pot Rock Scenic Footpath
- Sea Captain's Burial Grounds Trail
- Seely Beach Access Trail
- Walton Glen Gorge Lookout Trail
Trail Last Hiked: October 8, 2012.
Page Last Updated: March 14, 2020.