Post by julienrichard on Sept 2, 2016 17:29:06 GMT -5
Hi, my husband and I have a farm near New Denmark. At Thanksgiving we are expecting two certified wilderness survivalists (father and son) from Britain to come for 10 days, of which 3 or 4 they want to be paddling/camping. They orig. thought the Restigouche, but I think I've convinced them to try the Tobique. Possibly from Nictau to Plaster Rock? If they paddled 6 hours or so a day, how long would that take?
Will the water be very low then?
My husband and I wanted to buy a cheap canoe sometime this year for him to fish - would that be o.k. for our guests, too, or will they need to rent something better/stronger? If so, where?
From what I've read there are no real dangers/fast waters, is that correct?
Everyone says there are lots of camping areas - these guys wanted to just pull off and do some quick hammock camping, would that work along the Tobique?
Any help you can offer me , persons to get in touch with, canoes for sale or rent, as well as where to get them a Tobique river and area map would be helpful (Service N.B.? Natural Resources?)
Post by riveraddict on Sept 8, 2016 9:44:32 GMT -5
The Tobique (except Little Tobique) is dam controlled so it's hard to say about water levels. The main stem from the forks usually seems high enough to paddle due to releases from the dams upriver. Lots of rain will help though... I have only done day trips on the main stem of this river and stayed at Blue Mountain Bend campground. Check: www.nanookofthenashwaak.com/levels.shtml for ideas on water levels. I'm sure there would be lots of other places to camp. There are a couple of Old Town Discoverys on Kijiji that I saw, pretty tough boat, cheap, but heavy. Riley Brook store also rents canoes and would probably be a good source for water level info too. SNB does have (had?) a Tobique map, Google Earth, SNB aerial photos, and Jeff's topos are good too. Also: www.myccr.com/content/new-brunswick The Restigouche is more dramatic and remote and quiet once salmon fishing ends on September 30th, my 2 cents....