Mighty hike and paddle adventure
Let us take care of all the equipment, meals and logistics and guide you during this 3-4 day totally unplugged New Brunswick wilderness experience.
Your adventure will begin with a hike up Mount Carleton. Standing at 820 meters, it’s the highest peak in the Maritimes. After lunch on the summit, an alternative route will descend through mature forest stands to eventually gain the shores of historic Bathurst Lake and finally make your way to Pine Point, your first campsite. After a delightful meal, relax that evening by the lake or opt for a swim.
The next day, likely awakened early by the call of the loons, we will start off paddling along the misty shorelines of the Nepisiguit Lakes where we will likely encounter moose. By noontime we will begin to feel the pull of the current of the mighty Nepisiguit River. After lunch at Moose Brook, we will continue our decent of the river with incredible views on the surrounding mountains. The river will gradually increase in size and speed as more tributary brooks add their volume to the Nepisiguit. We will stop for a mid-afternoon break by the crystal clear waters of Silver Brook and the historic meadow. We will then continue on past the Little South Branch of the Nepisiguit River and on to 69 Mile Brook for our second campsite. Those wishing to stretch their legs after a day in the canoe can opt to scramble up the slopes of Mount Walker, where you will be rewarded by a unique geological formation and spectacular views of Bailey’s Chasm and the Nepisiguit River valley.
The 3rd day brings you all the way to Devil’s Elbow, through beautiful calm pools of water and past Popple Depot, with its rich logging history. This is your final destination for those opting for a 3 day trip.
For those extending their trip to a 4th day, you will paddle another 8 km down to Indian Falls Depot as your final destination. Before arriving however, we can guide you on a section of the Mi’gmaq Trail and up Mount Denys to catch one of the best views in the province, as you admire the majestic Nepisiguit River you just paddled, carving its way through the Appalachian Mountains. There is no better way to finish a great New Brunswick outdoor experience!
3-4 days / 2-3 nights