This winter tour involves a scenic trip to the Bathurst area where you will be introduced to the world of Dogsledding where you will learn the history and techniques of the ancient art of being transported by "man's best friend". You will participate on a dogsledding adventure and following that, you will be transported to a seaside restaurant overlooking the majestic Bay of Chaleur where you will be treated to a memorable meal. Fare will range from Canadian delights to seafood masterpieces.
We leave the Lodge, travelling east to the fishing village of Richibucto, take the Acadian Coast Drive along the ocean to Bouctouche. Here we find the Island of "Le Pays de la Segoiune" where Acadians celebrate, and the "Island of Legends" Acadian music and theatre. Then on to McPhail's Lobster Haven for dinner. Following thie we visit the Irving Eco Centre and dunes with it's miles of boardwalk along the beaches.
This tour along the Acadian Coastal Point past Kouchibouguac National Park through many little fishing villages, past the most popular beach in New Brunswick- Parlee Beach, making a stop in Cape Jouremain National Wildlife area where over 200 bird species have been observed. From here you can take excellent pictures of the Confederation Bridge. Then we cross the longest cold water ocean bridge in the world -it spans 13km ( 8 miles) of the wide Nothumberland Strait from NB to PEI. We make stops at Borden's Tourist Bureau and Summerside, for lunch and sightseeing.
This tour takes you through the mostly Acadian village of Rogersville, to Moncton - the hub of NB - and along the Peticodiac River to the Rocks at Hopewell Cape, one of the wonders of the world. Here you will discover the world's highest tides (as high as 15 meters (50 feet)) and the world's largest flower pots with spruce trees growing up on top. At low tide we will walk the ocean floor and explore the coves and see the rock formations towering as much as four stories high, and dine at the on-site restaurant.
This tour is excellent for birdwatchers and to see the autumn leaves in their glory. We leave the lodge and travel 100 miles of scenic hills range to the Plaster Rock area., then travel up Bald Mountain 640 mand up to Mount Carleton 820 m. Mount
On this tour you board the "Claire-Fontaine", a luxury sightseeing cruiser, for a 2 hour ocean cruise where you will encounter playful Grey Seals, visit one of the largest Tern colonies in North America and provide an opportunity to see Ospreys, Bald Eagles and other waterfowl. This excursion with Kouchibouguac Cruises makes an ideal outing for the Pelagic Birdwatcher, Naturalist, family group or any individual(s) interested in Mother Nature and her marine creatures. Also, spending a few hours in the sun on a comfortable ocean cruise makes a fun outing for everyone - landlubbers & seafarers' alike.
Birdwatching is popular here because New Brunswick has many birds and sightings start right on our 100 acres of property. At Country Haven we regularily see Bald Eagles, Blue Heron, Osprey and Cardinals - just to name a few. The Miramichi and surrounding areas are a haven for birds. The following are some of the tours offered;
(A) - A full day of birdwatching at Kouchibouguac with a bird watching cruise around Kouchibouguac Park.
(B) - A full day of birdwatching at Fundy National Park where some 238 bird species have been sighted, with a visit to Cape Enrage and Mary's Point where thousands of semipalmated sandpipers and other shore birds gather.
(C) - A full day of birdwatching at the Tabusintac River Estuary, one of the most productive wetlands in NB. It is located 86km (50 miles) from the Lodge. There are large flocks of migratory waterfowl, often in excess of 1000 individuals including American black ducks, Canada geese and Oldsquaw - the most delicate of sea ducks. The area supports 3700 Common Terns, Piping Plovers, a large Blue Heron colony, and Osprey - just to name a few.
(D) - A full day of bird watching at Mount Carleton National Park where over 200 species have been sighted.
We travel to Kouchibouguac National Park where you will view salt marsh lagoons, species of various birds and see more than 600 vascular plant species that grow here. We will take a 2 hour cruise with Captain Ferain Cormier and his guide on the luxurious Claire Fontaine for an adventurous ocean encounter with playful Grey Seals as they frolic in the water and bask on sun-warmed sand dunes. You will also encounter the second largest tern colony in North America and many other waterfowl. Learn about the history and culture of Kouchibouguac as well as the fishing trade in the month of August. For Birdwatchers, this park is home to thousands of ducks especially the greater scaup and red breasted merganser, shorebirds, the endangered piping plover, horned larks, and osprey - just to name a few. Lunch at the Boardwalk restaurant and enjoy a few miles of sandy beaches with the warmest salt water north of Virginia.
Yes, it's true - New Brunswick has the warmest salt water north of Virginia. High and Low temperatures recorded in July and August are shown below (Source: Environment Canada and the US National Oceanographic Data Centre)
- Kouchibouguac Public Beach. Kilometers of sandy beaches, lagoons, dunes and boardwalks. We can take you and drop you off at Kouchibouquac Public Beach for a day of fun in the sun and return at your requested time.
- We will take you and drop you off at the Neguac Public Beach and return at your requested time.
- We will take you to a private beach at Bay du Vin or Harwick and return to pick you up at your suggested time.
|Kouchibouguac National Park NB||18 - 24C (66 - 72F)|
|Parlee Beach||19 - 22C (64 - 71F)|
|Sandy Beach||18 - 21C (64 - 68F)|
|Cavendish Beach, PEI||18 - 20C (64 - 68F)|
|Hampton Beach,New Hampshire||16 - 17.5C (61 - 64F)|
|Old Orchard Beach, Maine||16 - 17C (61 - 63F)|