Brilliant Red Peat Bogs on the Acadian Coast

Miscou Island, New Brunswick Canada
Caraquet, New Brunswick, Canada

Ready for a coastal vacation unlike any other? Take a road trip along the Acadian coast this fall. 

One of the most striking autumn landscapes in New Brunswick is found at Miscou Island, where the lighthouse sits perfectly as the main attraction surrounded by a red carpet of peat bogs.

For a winning combination of colour, head North to Charlo. You’ll find incredible panoramic views of brilliant blue Chaleur Bay surrounded by red-hued Acadian forest on one side, and the evergreens of the Appalachian Mountain Range on the other.

If the brisk autumn air has you feeling active, visit Kouchibouguac National Park for the Fall Festival. Activities include a star fest, a biking day, a run, and a great Mi'kmaq celebration. Keep the outdoor vibe going with a trip to the great sand dune in Bouctouche, one of North America's finest. 

Celebrate the harvest with a visit to Belliveau Orchards in Memramcook. This is fall fun at its best, with wagon rides, corn maze, apple U-pick, a farm market and more.

3 Tips to Help you Explore the Acadian Coast


Miscou Island Lighthouse, New Brunswick  Canada

1. Stand Sentinel on Miscou Lighthouse

Climb to the top of the Miscou Island Lighthouse and take in the incredible sweeping view from the observation deck. Set at the very tip of the northeastern part of the province, you'll see the island's peat bogs ablaze in shades of crimson set against the blue waters of the Bay of Chaleur. Truly one of fall's most spectacular sights.


2. Delight in Nature at Daly Point Nature Preserve

Nature lovers, rejoice. The natural sights and sounds at this park are spectacular, particularly in the fall when hundreds of species of flowers, plants, and animals adapt to the changing seasons. See the thousands of Canada geese which arrive on their migratory voyage each fall, and the rare Maritime Ringlet butterfly which is found in only ten saltmarshes around the world - this being one of them.

Daly Point, Bathurst, New Brunswick   Canada

Village Historique Acadien, Bertrand, New Brunswick  Canada

3. Time Travel at Village Historique Acadien

Practice your best Acadian accent and step back in time at Village Historique Acadian. Pitch in a helping hand for the traditional harvest and get a peek at life for French settlers in the 18th, 19th and 20th century. Don't miss the annual agriculture fair and animal auction in September - who knows, you might leave with your very own pet chicken!