MacDonald Farm Trail
MacDonald's Farm is a small historic site along the Miramichi River in Bartibog, just outside of the City of Miramichi. The site has a historic stone house, barn and farm fields. The house was built in the early 1800's by Alexander MacDonald. Alexander was from Scotland and came to North America to fight in the Revolutionary War. For more history on Alexander check out the About page on the MacDonald's Farm webpage.
The trail starts at the Visitor Centre. After paying you entrance fee you can walk along the trail that follows along a gravel road. There are wagon rides to take you to the sight if you don't want to walk. The walking trail comes out onto the road near the site. Use caution and give the wagons room to pass. The road comes out into a field overlooking the Miramichi River. You will pass the historic barn on your right before there is a loop around a couple of animal sheds. The historic stone house is off the end of the loop. The front lawn of the house overlooks Bartibog Island.
In the City of Miramichi, take exit 179 from the north end of the Centennial Bridge. Turn north on Route 11 towards Tracadie-Sheila. Drive for just over 12 kilometres and you will see the blue roof of the visitor centre on your right. Park and go through the visitor centre to get to the trail. Don't forget to pay your site fee.
External LinksMacDonald's Farm Provincial Heritage Place
Trail Last Hiked: December 3, 2022.
Page Last Updated: January 20, 2024.