Musquash Trailblazer

Event Details

June 2nd, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Musquash Estuary, New Brunswick
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Calling all hikers and outdoor lovers! NCC needs your help in maintaining our beautiful coastal footpaths along the Musquash Estuary! Roll up your sleeves and come join us as we build boardwalks and complete maintenance tasks, such as trimming branches, clearing paths and putting up trail markers on NCC’s Black Beach trail.

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About Musquash Estuary

Located just 19 kilometres west of Saint John, New Brunswick in one of the most biologically productive natural settings in Atlantic Canada, Musquash is one of the last fully functioning estuaries in the Bay of Fundy. For generations, the stunning scenery surrounding the lower Bay of Fundy has drawn vacationers to its coastal islands and cobble beaches. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has been working at the Musquash Estuary since 2001 and has protected over 5,000 acres of land in the area. In March 2007 the Musquash Estuary was designated as Canada’s sixth Marine Protected Area and New Brunswick’s first. The protection of this last fully functioning estuary on the Bay of Fundy was realized through the work and collaboration of many partners.

What you will be doing

Help NCC maintain our Black Beach hiking trail along the Musquash Estuary, the last fully functioning estuary in the Bay of Fundy! The Black Beach trail is beautiful and rustic, with great views of the Bay of Fundy and Musquash Estuary. Every spring NCC looks for volunteers to help clean up the trail to get it ready for hikers. Help us improve the state of our trail by trimming branches, clearing paths, filling in wet areas, cleaning garbage and replacing trail markers along the four-kilometre loop trail.

Why you will love it

Experience this biologically rich area, where the river meets the sea! The Black Beach trail starts off at a beautiful beach of black graphite sand, which is definitely worth a visit! The trail itself includes amazing views of the Musquash Estuary and the Bay of Fundy, and some wonderful forest scenery.


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Please Note

This is a rustic four-kilometre trail so volunteers must have good hiking footwear and be reasonably fit. Volunteers should bring their own packed lunch and filled reusable water bottle, but NCC will provide snacks and extra water. NCC will provide gloves and tools, although volunteers are welcome to bring their own if they wish.

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 who register.

Moderate fitness level required
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

NB Wildlife Trust FundNB Environmental 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:

  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Rain gear
Camping Gear
  • Hiking pack
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Lunch