Noremac Nature Preserve Trails
|Estimated Time||1 hour|
|Surface Type||old road, forested|
|Elevation Change||30 meters|
|Features||old forest, stream|
|Trail Markers||yellow and blue diamonds|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
The Noremac Nature Preserve is a small preserve in a mixed, overmature forest. Start walking on the road next to the sign for the Nature Preserve. After passing by a camp you will see a boardwalk on the left where the trail enters the woods. After the boardwalk the trail comes to a stream and then soon comes to a bridge crossing the stream.
After crossing the bridge the trail climbs a small hill and comes to a trail junction. This is the start of the loop around the preserve. A short distance to the left is another trail junction with a trail that cuts across the bigger loop.
The trail travels through a mainly softwood forest starting in cedar along the stream. Up on the hill it changes to more spruce and fir. There are a few overmature patches that are mostly falling down. There are a few rocky outcrops along the trail showing the limestone in the area. You will also find signs of human activity along the trail, like a tea pot, a cross-cut saw blade, and pail.
From Saint John take route 7 to Grand Bay-Westfield take the first exit (exit 90). Just after you exit look for a gravel road on the right called the Acamac Backland Road. Turn onto this road and follow it back along the highway for 1.7 kilometres to the end. Here you will find a parking area by the sign for the Nature Preserve.
If you are coming from the Fredericton direction on route 7 take the last exit to Grand Bay-Westfield (exit 90). After going under the highway overpass look for a gravel road on the right called the Acamac Backland Road. Turn onto this road and follow it back along the highway for 1.7 kilometres to the end. Here you will find a parking area by the sign for the Nature Preserve.
Other Trails in Grand Bay-Westfield
- Centennial Trail (coming soon)
- Blueberry Hill Nature Preserve
- Noremac Nature Preserve
- Turtle Mountain
Trail Last Hiked: May 19, 2022.
Page Last Updated: December 1, 2022.