The Fredericton trails system has more than 88 km (55 mi.) of non-motorized, multi-use trails accessible to pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchairs and baby strollers. Extending to city limits, the trails traverse both sides of the St. John River, joined by the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge.
The trail system is comprised of 10 major trails varying in length from 1.2 km (.75 mi.) to 10.7 km (6.65 mi.), 2 large parks (Odell Park and Killarney Lake Park), and 2 small nature parks. The majority of the trails have been converted from rail beds and are now paved or covered with crusher dust. 16.7 km (10.4 mi.) of the trails are paved. Along the trails you’ll find benches, water fountains, picnic shelters and dusk-to-dawn lights in some areas.
From the South Riverfront Trail all users can access Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District and business district. Fredericton is connected to the town of Oromocto by the Lincoln Trail and a section of the Sentier NB Trail System. During the winter months many of Fredericton’s trails are groomed for cross-country skiers, snowshoers and walkers.
The hub of Fredericton's trail system is the Trail Visitor Centre, a warm and friendly rest area with large, wheelchair accessible washrooms and tourist information (including the Trail Guide). The Trail Visitor Centre is open from May 1 to mid-October, and often plays host to events throughout the city.
“Fredericton is sort of Canada’s secret running gem. They’re not technical trails, but there are a lot of fun options on soft surface, which is great for people who are getting into running, and you’ve got river views the whole way.”— Adam Campbell, Outpost Magazine
85 km (50 mi.)