Five Fathom Hole Trailblazer

Event Details

June 1st, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Five Fathom Hole, New Brunswick
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Calling all hikers and outdoor lovers! Celebrate National Trails Day by helping maintain our beautiful coastal footpaths along the Musquash Estuary! This event is taking place at our 12 km (6 km linear) Five Fathom Hole Trail, and is one of two trailblazers taking place in NCC’s Musquash Estuary Nature Reserve on June 1st (the other one is at Black Beach Trail).

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About Five Fathom Hole

NCC’s Five Fathom Hole trail property in the Musquash Estuary is an outstanding natural area that preserves a very good representation of the natural diversity of species and plant communities of New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy shore, a region that is biologically unique in the province because of its cool, foggy microclimate driven by cold water and high tides. These special conditions mean that the rocky shoreline, gravelly beach and saltmarsh communities along the property’s 10.7 km of coastline, although typical of the Bay of Fundy, represent provincially rare or uncommon community types restricted to the Fundy coast.

What you will be doing

Help maintain our coastal footpath at Five Fathom Hole, along the Musquash Estuary, the last fully functioning estuary in the Bay of Fundy! The Five Fathom Hole trail follows the Fundy coastline and boasts exceptional views and hidden coves. Help us improve the state of our trail by completing maintenance work by trimming branches, rerouting/clearing paths, filling in wet areas, cleaning garbage, and replace trail markers along our 6 km linear trail.

Why you will love it

This is a perfect opportunity for hikers to give back to the trail! Explore and learn about this biologically rich area, and New Brunswick’s first Marine Protected Area. Participants must be able to hike the full Five Fathom Hole trail (12 km return), but will be rewarded with spectacular views, gorgeous old growth forests, interesting tidal coves, and a very enjoyable hike. This trail is rated medium-difficult for its length and inclines (total 220m elevation change).

Questions?

Contact Courtney: atlantic@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

This is a 6 km linear (12 km round trip) rustic trail so volunteers must have good hiking footwear and be reasonably fit. The hike itself takes approximately 5 hours to complete, plus the work being done will make the event at least 6 hours long. Volunteers should bring lots of water, a packed lunch and snacks. NCC will have additional snacks and water to grab before the event.

NCC will provide gloves and tools, although volunteers are welcome to bring their own.

Work will proceed rain or shine, unless there is heavy rain or lightening, in which case volunteers will be contacted by phone. Driving directions and parking information will be provided in the participant package to those that register.

Strenuous work will be required
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

This event is made possible thanks to funding from the NB Wildlife Trust Fund.

Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Rain gear
Camping Gear
  • Hiking pack
Miscellaneous
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications