Local Attractions

Birding in Dalhousie

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 The Dalhousie area is an amazing year round birding destination.   Come and discover the Bay of Chaleur and its many birds!

Birding packages will be available starting in the Fall.

Check out the FB page for more info!

https://www.facebook.com/52WeeksofFlight

 

Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing

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With some of the longest winters in North America with an average snowfall of 400 cm, Restigouche is an ideal setting for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Heron's Nest Cottages offer you direct access to snowmobiling trails and world class cross-country skiing trails are only a few kilometers away! Ask us about our cross-country skiing packages.

Sugarloaf provincial park

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Magnificent Sugarloaf Provincial Park is located less than 25 kms from our Cottages. Take a ride in our new Mountain Bike Park; the only lift serviced mountain Bike Park in Atlantic Canada!

Sugarloaf Bike Park Map

Check out our Family Experience :  Defy Gravity 101, an easy introduction to downhill mountain biking!

 

Heron Island

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Possibly the best kept secret of Chaleur Bay!  Come and experience the pleasures of clam digging,  bird and seal observation, beautiful hiking trails and superb beaches.  The natural beauty of the island is breathtaking.  An absolute must see!

Accessible by boat from the New Mills wharf (15 minutes by car from the Cottages)

 

 

Chaleur Bay

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Let the spellbinding shores of the magnificent Chaleur Bay draw you into a panorama of astonishing beauty, fascinating history and vibrant culture. Explore the timeless wonder that awaits you in northern New-Brunswick! Chaleur Bay has been designated as a select member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club (only 31 bays currently ranked) in recognition of its great natural worth and global importance.

Clam Fishing on Heron Island - Heron's Nest Cottages

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Stay in a cosy private cottage, then rise with the sun and head to Heron Island for a culinary adventure with clams! You meet up with Captain Preston and his crew for a short ride to the island then begin digging. It's a good thing you're wearing old clothes because fishing for clams is a muddy job! Heading back to the cottage, your mouth is watering at the thought of fresh clams prepared in authentic Charlo clam-bake style at the outdoor fireplace: tucking into a bucket of clams served with tasty crackers and accompanied by lively music, new friends and cool refreshments. In addition to lots of laughs and great memories, you’ll leave with recipes and a supply of fresh clams to serve when you get back home.


Starting at $25/person and $75/family of 4

Daily from July 1 to September 30

Please reserve 24 hours in advance

1-866-544-3766
info@heronsnestcottages.com

Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada

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The Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site is located at the mouth of the Restigouche River, at the far end of Chaleur Bay. It is here that the last naval battle between France and England for possession of the North American continent took place. The confrontation finally ended on July 8, 1760, sealing the fate of New France forever after.

Observation d'oiseaux à Dalhousie

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La région de Dalhousie est un endroit incroyable pour l'observation d'oiseaux, et ce à l'année.   Venez découvrir la Baie des Chaleurs et sa multitude d'oiseaux!

Des forfaits d'observation d'oiseaux seront disponibles débutant cet automne.

Vérifiez cette page FB pour plus de détails!

https://www.facebook.com/52WeeksofFlight

 

Miguasha National Park

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How did fossil fishes and plants live on our planet 378 million years ago? You'll find out when you visit Parc national de Miguasha, a real gem in Québec's park system. The park is a unique piece of our natural heritage, fascinating young and old alike with its unusually well-preserved fossils and the light it sheds on a key stage in evolution. Its scientific renown persuaded UNESCO to add Miguasha Park to the World Heritage List in November 1999.

Golf restigouche

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Situated a 25 minutes drive Est from our cottages, Golf Restigouche is an 18 hole course with a licensed club house.  Not only is the golf course beautifully maintained and somewhat challenging, it also offers golfers a magnificient view of the Bay of Chaleur and of the Gaspé coast.

Recreaplex

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Recreaplex is a multipurpose facility, which includes a beautifully designed indoor 25-meter pool with a 100 foot water slide, tarzan rop, kiddy pool and slide, sauna and hot tub.  recreaplex also has a new and top of the line fitness center which carries Nautilus and Atlantis Equipment, treadmills, rowers, free wights, bicycles, a ski machine and an elliptical trainer.  Exercise classes are also available for aerobics, kickboxing and aquacize.

The recreaplex is a 10 minute drive from the Heron's Nest Cottages.

Inch Arran Lighthouse

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This 1870 lighthouse stands on a point with a panoramicview of Chaleur Bay.  Originally called the Bon Ami Point Light, it was converted to a range light in 1972 and is still active.  The original wooden salt-shaker tower has a unique birdcage lantern.

It's a perfect spot for birdwatching and it's also just 100m from the beautiful Arran park, where you'll find a sandy beach, campground, micro-brewery and brewpub, food, gift shop and a visitor Information Centre.

Cycling paths

We have direct access from all our cottages to wonderful cycling paths.  Many of the trails are in the woods and there are hundreds of kilometers of fun for the whole family.

Beekeeper’s Journey – Miel N-Bee Honey

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There's a real 'buzz' here in New Brunswick. Take this honey-sweet tour and learn how the honeybee helps farmers everywhere nurture their crops and sustain our environment. The tour begins at the Experience Centre where you get a look at an observation beehive. Then put on your own beekeeper suit and head into the field and the bee's natural habitat. Safely help the keeper remove a frame from the hive while surrounded by the live insects. At the centre you can observe the extraction of honey from the frame where a delicious, golden honey will be produced. At the end of the tour you get your own souvenir honeybee product.

Starting at $10/person

Monday to Saturday, June 13 to September 15

Contact Jacques at 506-684-2872
jacques@mielcharlo.com

Ghost Walk: Stories in the Graveyard - Restigouche Regional Museum

Dusk falls and the gravestones stand silent in the warm evening shadows. Your guide is dressed in period costume and the modern world fades away as your ghost tour begins. Explore the histories of those who’ve lived in the Dalhousie community and learn the secrets and mysteries that may have accompanied them to the grave. After the tour, your guide invites you back to the museum for refreshments where you can wind down over coffee and conversation. The lights will be on!


$10/person (special rates for couples and families)

July 1 to August 31, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

Includes a ghost walk souvenir

506-684-7490
gurrm@nbnet.nb.ca

Locating Dalhousie History – Restigouche Regional Museum

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Grab a GPS and explore the history of Dalhousie. Begin at the local museum and head to Rotary Park, where you’ll meet your first storyteller. Navigate from site to site locating local landmarks, art deco architectural gems, distinguished family homes and the oldest cemetery in town. The second storyteller will greet you on your way to Inch Arran Park. You’ll listen to tales of famous people who slept in the Inch Arran Hotel before it was destroyed by fire in 1921, then on to Inch Arran Lighthouse, a well-known beacon to boats on Chaleur Bay. This delightful treasure hunt encourages you to explore at your own pace before heading back to the museum for a snack and surprise.


$10/person

June 1 to September 30, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2- to 3-hour duration

July 3 to August 16 (weather permitting).

Contact Bill at 506-684-7490
gurrm@nbnet.nb.ca

Birding in Dalhousie

52weeksFlight.jpg

 The Dalhousie area is an amazing year round birding destination.   Come and discover the Bay of Chaleur and its many birds!

Birding packages will be available starting in the Fall.

Check out the FB page for more info!

https://www.facebook.com/52WeeksofFlight

 

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