Local Attractions

Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing


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.

Snowmobile vacation in northern N.B.!

It's time to book your winter snowmobile getaway package!  Our 20 cottages are open year round and are accessible from snowmobile trail 285.    Come stay a weekend and enjoy the great view of the Bay of Chaleur and enjoy a few pints of our local Shiretown beer at our onsite pub!  Our cottages offer the following amenities:  fully equipped kitchen, all linen and towels, flat screen cable TV, free WIFI, electric fireplace and much more. There are good restaurants nearby and a gas station with convenience store and NB liquor agency.   NEW THIS YEAR: SNOWMOBILE RENTALS ON SITE! Call us for details, pricing and availability!

Birding in Dalhousie


 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!



Sugarloaf provincial park


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


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).   We can lend you all the equipment you need for clam digging and give you a few pointers!



Chaleur Bay


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.

Locating Dalhousie History – Restigouche Regional Museum


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.


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

Birding in Dalhousie


 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!



Observation d'oiseaux à Dalhousie


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!



Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada


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.

Miguasha National Park


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


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 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


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


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

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


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