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 7 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.
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.
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.
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.
3 - Herring Cove Loop
A short gravel road through a mature spruce forest takes you past a secluded "teddy bear’s picnic area" on the way to Herring Cove Beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.