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. Fat bikes are available for rent at the park, and 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). If you’re a camper, there’s no need to hang up your camping gear just yet! Enjoy the park camping experience all year round, even in winter ($10 nightly fee; reservations required). Snowmobile enthusiasts can ride to and in the park on safe, groomed trails.
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.