Herring Cove Provincial Park | Parks | Explore New Brunswick's Provincial Parks | NB Parks

Herring Cove Provincial Park

Skip Carousel


136 Herring Cove Rd, Welshpool


 (506) 752-7010



Herring Cove Provincial Park is a nature-lover’s island paradise located on Campobello Island on New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy.

The park is a hiker’s delight offering 6 unique trails of varying lengths. Hike the Carriage Road through a forest of ancient spruce, across log bridges and around a small pond, or follow an old logging road once used by the Roosevelts.

Around the 1.6-km (1-mi.) long beach, you will find sea urchins, a rich bog and sheer cliffs. Wildlife and birdlife abound at Herring Cove. Bald eagles, osprey and beavers are among the many species that can be observed along the trails at the park.

The park also features a 9-hole golf course with pro shop.

***Please note: Herring Cove Provincial Park is accessible by taking two ferries (Deer Island - l'Etete & Deer Island - Welshpool) and alternatively by driving through Maine (FDR Memorial Bridge, Lubec, ME, USA)***


Herring Cove Provincial Park Campground

Camp by the sea at Herring Cove Provincial Park. The campground offers 88 campsites (40 of which have electricity) and 5 rustic shelters. Fire pits, washrooms, picnic tables, kitchen shelters and playgrounds are all available on-site. 

Site Types Electrical, Non-Serviced, Rustic Shelters


1 - Rock of Gibraltar

A large boulder the size of a garage was left along this trail over 10,000 years ago. It’s no wonder U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had a tea house nearby on Glensevern Lake.

Length :2.0 km/1.24 mi. (Linear)
Estimated Time :1.15 h
Difficulty :Easy

2 - Adams Estate Promenade

This forest trail is part of the original Adams Estate (1914 to 1997). The trail passes a small man-made pond. Its ice was used for refrigeration in ice houses during the summer.

Length :1.0 km/0.62 mi. (Linear)
Estimated Time :0.75 h
Difficulty :Intermediate

3 - Herring Cove Loop

Ce court chemin de gravier traverse une forêt d'épinettes et mène à la plage de Herring Cove en passant par une aire de pique-nique isolée dont la présence est trahie par un panneau en forme d'ourson (teddy bear était le surnom de Theodore Roosevelt).

Length :4.7 km/2.914 mi. (Loop)
Estimated Time :1.0 h
Difficulty :Intermediate

4 - Herring Cove Beach

At low tide explore this expansive beach that changes from sand to baseball-sized rocks across its 2-km (1.2-mi.) length. At high tide follow the grassy edge of Glensevern Lake.

Length :1.8 km/1.116 mi. (Linear)
Estimated Time :1.15 h
Difficulty :Easy

5 - Carriage Road

Picture yourself taking a carriage ride with the Roosevelt family over 100 years ago. This old carriage and logging road travels through a moss-laden forest and near streams on the way to Herring Cove Beach.

Length :2.1 km/1.302 mi. (Loop)
Estimated Time :0.75 h
Difficulty :Intermediate

6 - Friars Bay

This short trail starts at a man-made pond and travels through a mature spruce forest. The trail cuts a deep path through the moss as it accesses the historic Roosevelt estate.

Length :0.6 km/0.372 mi. (Linear)
Estimated Time :0.5 h
Difficulty :Intermediate

7 - Lake Glensevern

The Roosevelt family used this old carriage road to access a tea house on Glensevern Lake near Herring Cove. The spruce forest transitions into a hardwood forest before reaching the lake. Look for large yellow birch and impressive spruce trees.

Length :1.5 km/0.93 mi. (Linear)
Estimated Time :1.0 h
Difficulty :Intermediate

8 - Eastern Head Cove Trail

Continue past the lookout platform and walk on an old road until you descend down to the gravel beach at Eastern Head Cove. The beach separates the cove from Eastern Pond, a tidal saltwater lake.

Length :0.7 km/0.434 mi. (Linear)
Estimated Time :0.5 h
Difficulty :Intermediate

Decide What To Do

Get inspired by the many stories from our parks



Explore Our Parks

See what makes each of our parks unique

View All Parks


Book Your Trip

From tent sites to rustic shelters to RV sites. We've got a place for you

Reserve Your Site

Looking for a spot to rest your head?

Pitch your tent, bring your RV, or enjoy the ease of one of our roofed accommodations.