International Appalachian Trail (Tide Head to Perth-Andover)

The International Appalachian Trail is a 3,058 km (1,900 mi.) trail running from Maine to Newfoundland. The New Brunswick portion of the trail, part of the Sentier NB Trail network, enters New Brunswick at the border of Fort Fairfield, Maine and Perth-Andover. It tracks northeast through Mount Carleton Provincial Park and up and over the highest point in the Maritimes. The trail then leads north to Tide Head and crosses into Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula at Matapédia.

Along the way you’ll see hardwood and softwood tree stands, an abundance of wildflowers, several meandering rivers and a glimpse into New Brunswick’s diverse wildlife population. Hikers have the option of canoeing the final portion of the trail down the Restigouche River.

Trail Type:

Hiking, walking. Portions of the trail are also used for snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicles, horseback riding and cycling.


Moderate to Difficult


274 km (170 mi.)