The Most Definitive Guide to Hiking in New Brunswick
The Town of Rothesay is located in the Kennebecasis Valley to the north of the City of Saint John. The town in comprised of mainly residential areas. The town has several short trails that go through small patches of woods, along the shores of the Kennebecasis River, and along a pipeline right of way next to the highway. All great places to take a walk if you are in the area.
The East Riverside - Kinghurst Park Trail accesses a small beach on the Kennebecasis River and looks across at the cliffs of Minister's Face in the Minister's Face Nature Preserve on Long Island. The Steele Kennedy Nature Preserve Trail loops through a patch of forest next to the Rothesay Elementary School on a slight hill. The Bicentennial Park Trail loops around another patch of forest behind a baseball field. It travels along the edge of a small pond on one side.
The Hillside Trail and the Wells Recreation Trail are a bit longer. The Hillside Trail travels along an old road behind the golf course and along the highway. The Wells Recreation Trail is the newest trail in Rothesay (Built in 2017). It is a wide crushed rock trail that travels through the woods with several short side trails.