Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Five Fathom Hole Trail (Musquash Estuary)

NCC’s 2,273 hectare (5,617 ac.) Musquash Estuary is home to the linear, near 6 km long Five Fathom Hole trail. Located 19 km west of Saint John, this natural area supports a vast diversity of wildlife and plant communities, including coastal forests, tidal flats and bogs. Defined by the region’s cool, foggy microclimate, driven by cold water and high tides, rocky shoreline, gravelly beach and saltmarsh complex, the estuary provides unique habitat for species like the Canada warbler, redback salamander, gray seal and North American Porcupine.

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