Ready to hit the trail? Saint John offers a variety of great hiking experiences – many of them accessible to all skill levels. Seven trails at the Irving Nature Park take you past tidal pools, salt marshes, bogs, beaches and the Fundy coastal forest – either on foot, or by car on the low-speed auto loop. At Rockwood Park you’ll find more than 50km of all-season trails, allowing you to experience the park during the glorious Spring and Summer months, but also during the Fall, when the forest turns into a brilliant canopy of red, yellow, and gold – and in the colder months, when it becomes a Winter wonderland. Just 15 minutes from the city, there are many other hiking opportunities, including historic Mispec Park, with 5km of ocean-side and forested hiking trails. And no list of New Brunswick trails would be complete without mentioning the exquisite Fundy Trail. With trails ranging from beginner to expert, the Fundy Trail offers everyone the chance to experience the beauty of the secluded Fundy forest, breathtaking vistas of steep cliffs and tumbling rivers, and the amazing power of the Bay of Fundy tide. A hike on the Fundy trail is a ruggedly beautiful New Brunswick experience that is simply not to be missed.

  • Bicentennial Ball Field, Rothesay: 2 km
  • Black Beach Trail, Musquash: 4.2 km
  • Cedars Light Trail, Long Reach:  1 km
  • Dutch Point Trail, Hampton: 2 km
  • East Riverside-Kinghurst Park, Rothesay: 0.5 km
  • Five Fathom Hole Trail, Musquash: 5.7 km
    • Shorter 1.5 km side trail to access Butler Creek Beach
  • Fundy Trail, Fundy-St. Martins: 16 km
  • Hammond River Park Trail, Quispamsis: 4.3 km
  • Harbour Passage, Saint John: 4 km
  • Heritage Trail, Grand Bay-Westfield: 13.5 km
  • Irving Nature Park, Saint John: 14 km
  • Little River Reservoir, Saint John: 3.5 km
  • Minister's Face Nature Preserve - Minister's Face, Long Island: 1.5 km
  • Minister's Face Nature Preserve - Polly's Rock (Crow's Nest) Trail, Long Island: 0.8 km
  • Mispec Park, Saint John
  • Moss Glen Trail, Moss Glen: 2 km
  • Mud Lake Trail, Quispamsis: 1.3 km
  • Rockwood Park, Saint John: over 50 km
  • Saunders and Matthews Trails, Quispamsis: 3.3 km
  • Sea Dog Cove Nature Preserve Trails, Summerville: 1.4 km
  • Split Rock Trail, Musquash: 4.2 km
  • Spruce Lake to Prince of Whales, Saint John: 15 km
  • Steele-Kennedy Nature Park, Rothesay: 1 km
  • Villa Madonna to Kennebecasis Park, Rothesay: 1 km
  • William's Trail, Mispec: 3 km

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Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties did not surrender the territory and resources, but recognized Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati title, and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.