Renous, located 20 minutes southwest of the city of
Miramichi on Route 8 is a popular centre for outdoor recreational activities.
The Renous River and its tributaries, especially the
Dungarvon, have had a long history associated with the forest industry. This
long association with the forest industry has provided a rich source for many
stories and folklore that have been such an integral part of the local culture.
Much of the folklore is included in the poems of local poets such as Joe Smith
and Michael Whalen.
Fishing, hunting and canoeing
attract local people and visitors during the summer months while snowmobiling
and cross-country skiing are enjoyed during the winter months. Drop by and
enjoy our down home hospitality.
The Village of Blackville,
a scenic 30-minute drive southwest of the City of Miramichi on route 8, offers
a large number of fishing guides and camps to accommodate sportsmen. During the
summer season, they will find some of the finest salmon fishing in the world.
Also located in the picturesque village is the Walls Historic House, and the
Blackville Municipal Park. The park located in the center of the village
provides an observation deck overlooking the beautiful Miramichi River, walking
trails and playground, perfect for picnics.
The Atlantic Salmon is truly king in Doaktown, an
hour's drive southwest of Miramichi on Route 8. The village is home to The
Atlantic Salmon Museum featuring displays, an aquarium, a smoke house, an ice
house and a guide's camp. Sportsmen can arrange salmon fishing at a number of
sports camps in the area. The Doak House, a mid-19th century residence of an
early settler, and the oldest covered bridge in the province, the Nelson Hollow
Bridge. are also located at Doaktown. For golfers, a challenging 9-hole,
3165-yard course is situated in the community.
You are on the
Miramichi when you enter Boiestown from the south.
people of this area are proud of their heritage which dates back to the 1700's
when the river was the whole means of existence.
not farm country although fiddleheads abound and can be found on the table
throughout the summer and winter months. This is bear country, moose country,
deer country and of course salmon country. Although lumbering is the main
industry, fishing is a close second and the numerous camps along the river
supply the needed services to lure sport fishermen from all over the world.
The village of Néguac, 35 minutes northeast
of Miramichi on Route 11, is a popular outdoor destination in the summer,
particularly for those who enjoy a cooling summer breeze and salt air. Nearby,
Neguac Hay Island Municipal Park is the perfect place for swimming, hiking,
birdwatching and picnics.
The turning point of the
summer is the Rendez-Vous Festival in July. This Festival offers a great deal
of activities and tourists will have the opportunity to experience the
friendliness of the local people.
The Bale Ste. Anne
/Escuminac area, 40 minutes east of Miramichi on Route 117, follows a scenic
route along Miramichi Bay. A museum in the home of "Fighting Fisherman" Yvon
Durelle in Bale Ste. Anne honors the prize fighter who came close to becoming a
world champion. Escuminac features the largest fishing port in the Maritimes
and a monument to 35 fishermen who lost their lives in a 1959 storm. Eight
kilometers of nearby beaches are ideal for a leisurely walk.
The village of
Rogersville, 30 minutes south of Miramichi, offers visitors and residents alike
a variety of outdoor activities headed by fishing and canoeing in the summer
months, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing during the winter
months. A Brussels Sprouts Festival, in late July - early August, celebrates
the success the area has experienced in producing the popular crop. The village
is also well-known as the home of two religious orders, the Trappistines and
Trappistes, who live mainly from farm produce, communion hosts and wine which