Kouchibouguac National Park is located on the eastern side of New Brunswick and is an hour from Moncton which is 100 kms apart. This is the second national mark in New Brunswick and a popular destination for bird watching, hiking, canoeing, biking and beaches. The park spread over 238 square kilometers provides diversity of activities like swimming, sand dunes, camping to name a few – all in one park.
Kouchibouguac established in 1969 has its name originate from Mi'kmaq (the language) symbolizing the river of the long tides. Around the park is the Kouchibouguac River and lagoons with access to the park by canoes and kayaks. This park is immensely popular for families and groups as a camping spot and for picnics. Further the beach in South Kouchibouguac part is a popular swimming area. The camp sites are open in summer, late spring and early fall depending on the requirements of the visitors for comfort driven sites, quieter locations or simply the back country sites either north or south of the park.
The Kouchibouguac National Park has over 60 km of trails for hiking and biking all year round, though summer is the most preferred. Visitors may opt to swim in warmer lagoons or cool off at the Northumberland Strait. Visitors may even walk the dune boardwalk here. There are ample opportunities for sighting wildlife like seals, deer, chipmunks, bears, moose or whales. Bird watchers can feast their eyes with the sights of warblers, sandpipers, sparrows or plovers.