Fundy Footpath: the east coast’s hidden gem
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This narrow, rock-strewn track along New Brunswick’s Fundy coast is recommended for only the most prepared hikers — but those who brave it are amply rewarded
“People are hungry to go to untouched places … and we live in a province where there’s more wilderness than people.”
So says Nick Brennan, owner and operator of St. Martins, N.B.-based Red Rock Adventure, which offers guided hiking and sea kayaking tours of the rugged Bay of Fundy coastline. The New Brunswick side of the legendary tidal basin is a wilderness-seeker’s paradise, and for those who don’t mind a challenge, the Fundy Footpath — a narrow, rock-strewn, volunteer-built backcountry track that links Fundy National Park with the car-and-cycle-friendly Fundy Trail Parkway — offers plenty of opportunity for adventure.
Guided by Brennan, writer Karen Pinchin spent two days on the footpath, researching the feature story on the trail’s creators that appears in our January/February 2018 issue. The story is accompanied by stunning photography by Nick Hawkins that shows why the footpath should be on any serious hiker’s bucket list. Here are just a few of Hawkins’ inspiring images.
This story is from the January/February 2018 Issue
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