Explore Fredericton and Central New Brunswick

Discover New Brunswick’s capital!

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Welcome to New Brunswick’s capital! From exploring Fredericton to taking day trips to Nackawic, Minto, Gagetown, Oromocto, and beyond, there are so many ways to enjoy the summer in New Brunswick. Find the best hiking trails, waterfalls, cafes, galleries, and so much more. Visit towns and their thriving businesses, wander through Fredericton’s downtown, or get out and discover nature’s treasures; New Brunswick has it all.

All destinations are within one hour's driving distance of Fredericton. Whether you want to stay in the capital with day trips out of town or stay in the countryside and venture into town when the weather is right is up to you.

What Route to Take

All routes will start in Fredericton.

To Nackawic, take Highway 8 towards Edmundston, merge onto Highway 2 and stay on until the exit of your destinations.

To Oromocto, take Highway 7 towards Saint John/Moncton, getting off at the Oromocto exit.

To Minto, take Highway 10 until you reach your destination.

To Gagetown, take Highway 7 and get off at Exit 330. Continue towards Gagetown on Highway 102.

To go north of Fredericton, get on Highway 8 towards Miramichi, getting off at the destinations you want to explore.

Where Locals Love to Go


Savage’s Bicycle Shop

Celebrating 125 years of business, this bike shop is perfect for all your cycling needs. Whether you want to get a new bike, fix up your old one, or rent one for the day, this is the place for you. Take a bike tour around Fredericton on a day rental to checkout all the local breweries, shops and sites.

540 North

Now with 3 locations in Fredericton, our favourite is their takeout counter at the iconic Picaroons Roundhouse (a brewery that has been a Fredericton staple since 1995). Enjoy the massive waterfront patio space or the rustic interior while tasting their pub-style menu, which is full of delicious comfort food. Did I mention it is dog-friendly?

Heaven Inn Devon

This historic mansion has recently been turned into an inn with a hair salon and a cafe. The renovated rooms have been modernized while maintaining the character and charm of the building. The salon is already receiving rave reviews, and the cafe is an adorable spot to have coffee and a treat. Located right along the walking trail, this is the perfect place to stay while in Fredericton. Minnow Tackle Shop: This family-owned business has everything you need for all types of fishing. Fly-tying materials, flies, lures, rods, reels—you name it, they have it! Stop in here before heading off on your fishing trips to get everything you need… and some things you don’t!

Minnow Tackle Shop

This family-owned business has everything you need for all types of fishing. Fly-tying materials, flies, lures, rods, reels—you name it, they have it! Stop in here before heading off on your fishing trips to get everything you need… and some things you don’t!


15 minutes from Fredericton

Dog Eared Books

This used book store is the essence of community. Other than selling novels and stories, it also sells various hand-crafted products from local artisans. Jewelry, home decor, bookmarks, cards, crochet stuffed animals, t-shirts. Come browse their book collection and local products selection to support local businesses.

Fort Hughes Military Blockhouse

Take a trip to this replica of Fort Hughes to learn about New Brunswick’s history. Discover its role in the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 while taking a stroll around the park and a tour of the site.


Oromocto Galleria

With a wide variety of products made by local artisans, this gallery is a place where the community comes together to express their creativity. Whether you want to shop local, decorate your home, or take an art class, this is the place to visit.

Just Outside Fredericton

Each destination is 20 minutes from Fredericton

Prince Williams

Kings Landing

Celebrating 50 years of bringing the past to the present, visiting Kings Landing is a must-do when exploring New Brunswick. Witness what life was like 200 years ago by exploring their sawmill, homesteads, blacksmiths, and other historic buildings with actors to teach you everything about life back in the day.

Durham Bridge

Nashwaak Tube Rentals

Spend a sunny day drifting along the Nashwaak River in a tube with our closest friends and family. Get the kids outside to embrace nature and escape the summer heat with a refreshing float down the river in a maritime summer tradition.



Great Canadian Beaver Pond

An adventure for all to enjoy at Mactaquac Provincial Park is their beaver ponds. Take a journey around the pond to learn about their ecosystem habitat and see the beavers for yourself.


30 minutes from Fredericton

New Brunswick Internment Camp Museum

Housing nearly 600 artifacts and spanning over 2000 square feet, this museum exhibits what life was like in the camp. Visit this museum to learn about a forgotten part of New Brunswick’s history and role in the world wars.

Mountain Bike Minto

After 400 years of coal mining, Minto is left with massive man-made features covered in 50 years of forest growth. Results: fast trails, big drops and waterfront views. Now, with over 40 km of trails, this park is considered one of the best in Eastern Canada and a must-do experience.


40 minutes from Fredericton

Gulliver’s World Cafe

Exploring diverse cuisine, this restaurant is all about trying different foods from all over the world. Sitting on the Saint John River in the summer, you can sit in their quaint dining room or on the large deck overlooking the water while enjoying their culinary fusion.

Lazy Goose Cottages

Out in cottage country on the Washademoak Lake, these rentals each have a fun theme, hot tub, and come with tons of activities to do with the whole family. From being out on the water, playing in the pool, or enjoying a bonfire, this is the perfect place for a weekend getaway.


45 minutes from Fredericton

Mariner’s Point RV Park

Surrounded by Mactaquac Lake and the Saint John River, this campground has everything you could ever want when it comes to things to do. Other than the nearby shopping and restaurants, there is also a golf club, marina, hiking trails with waterfalls and suspension bridges, beaches, and so much more! Whether you are RV camping, renting a cabin, or tenting, this is the place for a family vacation.

Big Pokiok Nature Park

This trail system is one of a kind with waterfalls, a dam, streams, and many different kinds of forest. Wander this park through its trails and mixed woods to escape the noise of the city and rejuvenate in nature.

North of Fredericton

50 minutes from Fredericton


Central New Brunswick Woodmen’s Museum

A one-of-a-kind museum exploring the heritage, culture, and history of logging. Learn about the lives of woodsmen in New Brunswick starting back in the 1800s at this open-air museum spanning 15 acres of artefacts, cabins and history.


McNamee-Priceville Footbridge

The longest suspension footbridge in the province stretching to 200m is right within your grasp! Walk out above the Saint John River to cross from McNamee to Priceville in 1 short trek.


The Lower Ledge Gastropub

Attached to The Ledges Inn is a rustic restaurant with a large patio where you can enjoy the summer weather. Serving high-end pub food at an affordable price, this place pairs nicely with a day of enjoying the great outdoors and a cold craft beer.


Storeytown Cottages

From paddling down the river to exploring the forest, this is the perfect place to get the family outside and enjoy the summers we get in New Brunswick. Stay in the log cabins for a summer vacation filled with fires, adventures and time spent together.


Fall Brook Falls Trail

At 100 ft, this is the highest continuously running waterfall in New Brunswick. Surrounded by high cliffs of orange and black rock, it's a sight you want to see. Take a dip in the basin below the falls and have fun on the short hike.