Mactaquac Provincial Park

Mactaquac Provincial Park Beaver Pond, New Brunswick Canada
Camping at Mactaquac Provincial Park, New Brunswick Canada
Mactaquac Provincial Park Beach, New Brunswick Canada
Golfing at Mactaquac Provincial Park Golf course, New Brunswick Canada
Sliding at Mactaquac Provincial Park, New Brunswick  Canada

The Four-Season Playground

Mactaquac Provincial Park is a broad woodland and recreation complex along the scenic Saint John River in New Brunswick. You’ll find a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year in this riverside playground. Discover the beauty of this 525-ha (1,300-acre) masterpiece along one of the many walking trails (one of which is wheelchair accessible), and enjoy interpretive walks through our pristine beaver pond nature reserve. Or take the fun to new heights with TreeGO Mactaquac Aerial Adventure.

Stay awhile at the Mactaquac Provincial Park campground with over 300 campsites to choose from. While you’re there, take a dip in the Park’s freshwater beaches or tee-up at the Mactaquac Golf Course. Bringing the whole family? Mactaquac’s recreation centre provides entertainment that’ll keep the kids busy. There’s always something to celebrate in the Park, so keep your eye out for upcoming family-friendly events below. The Clubhouse is also home to MOCO Kitchen. With beautiful views and casual fine dining featuring local ingredients, the restaurant is great for a quick bite out with friends, a nice meal with the family, or the perfect date night.

Mactaquac is also home to two marina’s, the Mactaquac Power Boat Marina and the York Centennial Sailboat Marina.

Please note that all park events are weather-dependent. Should you have any questions, please call the park prior to your arrival.

For a listing of park entrance and camping fees, please click here.

Open year-round

Mactaquac Provincial Park

Telephone (Toll-free)
1-800-561-0123
1256 Route 105
Mactaquac
Telephone (Office)
506-363-4747
Rates:
$10 - $90
Dates:
Open Year-Round
Mactaquac Provincial Park Campground, New Brunswick Canada

Campground

Mactaquac Provincial Park’s campground provides more than 300 campsites in both open and wooded areas...

Mactaquac Provincial Park’s campground provides more than 300 campsites in both open and wooded areas (2 of which are wheelchair accessible) and features laundry facilities, hot showers and kitchen shelters. The recreation centre provides children’s entertainment and activities. The campers’ store is convenient to stock up on groceries, propane, firewood and snacks.

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Telephone (Toll-free)
1-800-561-0123
1256 Route 105
Mactaquac
Telephone (Office)
506-363-4747
Facilities
3
Recreation
4.5
Rates:
$28 - $43
Dates:
2018-05-18 - 2018-10-08
Capacity
303 Sites
Features
Activity Centre
Bath/Shower
Beach Nearby
Dumping Station for Trailers
Pet Friendly
Playground
Propane
Pull Through Sites
Serviced Sites
Unserviced Sites
Washer/Dryer
Restaurant
Beach at Mactaquac Provincial Park, New Brunswick  Canada

Beaches

Mactaquac Provincial Park’s freshwater lifeguarded beaches are a perfect place for a picnic, to relax in the sun and splash away in the water with your children...

Mactaquac Provincial Park’s freshwater lifeguarded beaches are a perfect place for a picnic, to relax in the sun and splash away in the water with your children. For the adventure-inclined, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing can all be enjoyed in the park’s waters. The main beach is supervised from July to Labour Day weekend. It has change houses, washrooms, parking, food service, campground, showers and picnic areas. Pets are not allowed on the beach, but they are (on a leash) in the rest of the park.

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Mactaquac Provincial Park Golf Course, New Brunswick Canada

Mactaquac golf Course

Mactaquac Golf Course is located within the park’s boundaries and features...

Mactaquac Golf Course is located within the park’s boundaries and features a beautiful 18-hole championship course, including golf carts, driving range, putting green, club rental, golf pros, lessons and beverage cart. Mactaquac Lodge offers a canteen and a popular dining room with licensed lounge, locker rooms, showers and pro shop. 

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Telephone (Toll-free)
1-877-267-4653
1265 Route 105
Mactaquac
Telephone (Office)
506-363-4925
Rates:
$36 - $55
Dates:
2018-04-26 - 2018-11-04
Mactaquac Provincial Park

Trails

Explore the unique habitats of the Saint John River valley as you hike through Mactaquac Provincial Park.

Explore the unique habitats of the Saint John River valley as you hike through Mactaquac Provincial Park. Interpretative signs give you insight into the lives of residents like beavers, frogs, birds, and hardwoods. When you’ve worked up a good appetite from all your adventures, stop in at MOCO Kitchen, the on-site restaurant.

Trail Map

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Trail
Length
Estimated Time
Difficulty
Features

Alex Creek

Rock piles along this trail are an indication you are traveling through past farmland. The trail is a long narrow loop through the forest between a wetland and Alex Creek.
Length : 2.1 km/1.3 mi. (loop)
Estimated Time : 45 min
Difficulty : Easy
Features :
Walking

Alex Creek to Murch Field

Alex Creek tumbles towards the Saint John River through a small valley. Climb to the edge of the campground before dropping back down to the stream and the Murch Field Trail.
Length : 0.8 km/0.5 mi. (linear)
Estimated Time : 15 min (one way)
Difficulty : Moderate
Features :
Walking

Beaver Pond

Find out how beaver dams are built and the habitats they form on this trail that circles a pond. Interpretive signs and a boardwalk crossing the pond give insight to the waterfowl, frogs, and ever-changing marsh vegetation that call the pond home. You will find signs of beaver activity and may even see a beaver.
Length : 0.9 km/0.6 mi. (loop)
Estimated Time : 30 min
Difficulty : Easy
Features :
Birdwatching
Walking

Beaver Pond to Alex Creek

This trail is shared with the beaver lodge and you can expect to see the busy beavers in action. Follow along a beaver pond with a large, old beaver hut. The pond was once a forest and you can look for duck nesting boxes in the dead trees that were flooded by the pond.
Length : 0.9 km/0.6 mi. (linear)
Estimated Time : 15 min (one way)
Difficulty : Easy
Features :
Birdwatching
Walking

Eagle

This old road starts at Mactaquac Beach and travels along the head pond created by the Mactaquac Dam. At several spots along the trail you can look across at the dam.
Length : 1.6 km/1 mi. (linear)
Estimated Time : 1 h 10 min (one way)
Difficulty : Easy
Features :
Swimming
Walking

Little Mactaquac Stream

After passing through a softwood forest the trail follows Little Mactaquac Stream before returning through a more mixed forest. Cross the stream and stop at the lean-to style shelter as you pass.
Length : 2.3 km/1.4 mi. (loop)
Estimated Time : 55 min
Difficulty : Easy
Features :
Walking

Maple Sugar

Interpretive signs describe the many, large hardwood trees you pass along the trail. This hardwood ridge is representative of the hardwood forest that lines the Saint John River Valley.
Length : 0.6 km/0.4 mi. (linear)
Estimated Time : 15 min (one way)
Difficulty : Easy
Features :
Walking

Murch Field

Take this trail to a beautiful view of the Mactaquac head pond, an old farmer field, streams and a striking waterfall. Pass under the TreeGO Mactaquac aerial adventure course and through several small fields. One field overlooks the sailboats in the Mactaquac Marina.
Length : 1.4 km/0.9 mi. (mixed)
Estimated Time : 30 min
Difficulty : Moderate
Features :
Waterfall
Walking

Porcupine Pass

A quick walk through a mixed forest with massive large-tooth aspen trees (a favourite of the beavers) takes you to the end of a large beaver pond. Look for ducks swimming between the dead trees sticking out of the pond.
Length : 0.3 km/0.2 mi. (linear)
Estimated Time : 10 min (one way)
Difficulty : Easy
Features :
Birdwatching
Walking

Scotch Lake Road

This short loop trail takes you from Mactaquac Stream to Scotch Lake Road along the back of the park. Mature spruce, cedar, and maple can be found along the mossy trail as it climbs gently up from the cedar stands through a magnificent forest of hemlock. Watch for the resident pileated woodpeckers.
Length : 1.7 km/1 mi. (loop)
Estimated Time : 45 min
Difficulty : Easy
Features :
Walking
Snowshoeing at Mactaquac Provincial Park, New Brunswick  Canada

Winter

The fun doesn’t stop once summer is over at...

The fun doesn’t stop once summer is over at Mactaquac Provincial Park. The park is open admission-free in the winter so you can enjoy several outdoor activities, relax in the warm, welcoming lodge and have a bite to eat at MOCO Kitchen.

Grab a toboggan and zip down one of the 2 groomed sledding hills (Top 10 in Canada). Skate around a .4 hectare (1-acre) pond, cross-country ski on 7 km of groomed trails (classic and skate ski) or snowshoe at various locations in the park. Complimentary cross-country skis and snowshoes are available courtesy of the Friends of Mactaquac (first come, first served). Winter walkers can follow a well-maintained trail that begins at the park's main gate and continues through Campground 1. Leashed dogs are welcome. You can even take a horse-drawn sleigh ride for a magical winter treat (reservations required, 506-328-7030).

The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday) throughout the winter. The sliding hills and skating pond are lit nightly until closing. Call ahead for weather conditions prior to cross-country skiing, ice skating, tobogganing or winter camping.

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Upcoming Events


Nature

Beaver Pond Tours

Daily by reservation | Kids of all ages can experience the ultimate interactive nature experience. Go critter dipping, plant flowers, make pine cone bird feeders and explore park trails. Call to book: 506-363-4747


Water and Wildlife Week

July 15-21 | Learn about the sea creatures, mammals, shorebirds and the eco-systems native to our parks. The Get Outside! NB team has wild activities such as critter dipping, seashore explores, even a right whale relay race! Learning about wetland values this week in our parks. Contact your local park for more information.

Nature

Fall

Canada’s Parks Day

July 21 | All parks play a vital role in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems, protecting critical habitat and contributing to our wellbeing. Celebrate the importance of New Brunswick parks. Learn more


Insect Week

July 22-28 | Wanna learn about marsh monsters or go on an insect hunt? Join the Get Outside! NB team this week to follow ladybugs, beetles and other creepy crawlers…or maybe they are following you! Contact your local park for more information.

Fall

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Christmas in July

July 27-29 | Ho, ho ho! We love celebrating so much we are having Christmas in July! Join us at the Recreation Centre for crafts, decorating, Christmas cookie decorating and much more! Prizes will be awarded for the best site decorating contest. Learn more: 506-363-4747


Species at Risk Week

July 29–August 4 | New Brunswick’s parks are home to species at risk, including the Piping Plover, the Bald Eagle and the Canada Lynx. Join the Get Outside! NB team to learn all about these species and how to contribute to their conservation. Contact your local park for more information.

Nature

Hiking

Nature Walk Week

August 5-11 | Immerse yourself in nature and learn about plants, trees, and wildlife native to our parks. The Get Outside! NB team have beaverpond tours, seashore bingo, scavenger hunts all in the beauty of our parks planned for this week. Contact your local park for more information.


New Brunswick Day

August 6 | On the first Monday in August, New Brunswick parks proudly celebrate our provincial holiday. Join in the festivities that highlight the natural and cultural diversity that makes this province unique. Learn more

Festival

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