Post by thatsapaddlin on Aug 12, 2019 11:46:59 GMT -5
My pal Matt recently completed a trip over the Cains-Gaspereau Ancient Portage trail in central New Brunswick. This trail was historically used to connect two of the provinces major watersheds, the St. John (Wolastoq) River and the Miramichi River(s). The trail is ~8.5km in length and it connects the Cains (Miramichi) and Gaspereau (St. John) Rivers. Our provincial paddling organization -- Canoe Kayak New Brunswick - has been working with a local expert -- Mr. Robert Doyle -- to restore a series of Ancient Portage trails around the province, and this in one of them! This trip is a really cool opportunity to connect with the historical side of paddling in New Brunswick.
Matt was able to complete a short paddle on the Cains, carry over the 8.5km portage, and complete a ~25km paddle on the Gaspereau River to his take out in 1-day. It is a challenging day trip, but totally do-able. It might even make a fun weekend trip!