East Coast Wanderfolk Series: Kouchibouguac National Park

east-coast-wanderfolk-seriesOk, so I’m TOTALLY excited to share my photos from D and I’s trip to Gaspésie and I promise it’s coming next week, but while I’m traveling for work (details here) I wanted to take this opportunity to share a recent local adventure that my mother and I took up to beautiful (and highly underrated) Kouchibouguac National Park.

This national park gem is only about 1hour to 1hour 15minutes from Moncton, which means you have absolutely no excuse not to visit if you’re local. While it may not have the cliff views of Fundy National Park, it DOES have beautiful trails along the river, super old pine trees, and beautiful sandy Kelly’s Beach that is easily accessible via boardwalk.

Another favorite of mine? Its famous Bog Trail, which takes you through a peat bog where you can explore super cool carnivorous plants (yes you read that right, carnivorous) and live life on the edge by daring to put a toe in the bog.

Spoiler: Bogs WILL eat you alive. Just so you know.

Bonus: Most of the trails are under 3-4 kms, so you can easily squeeze a few into a day trip to the park.

Check out some of my favorite snapshots from our trip to Kouchibouguac!

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We did the Clare Fontaine trail, the Bog, the Pines, and Kelly’s Beach – what are your favorite trails at Kouchibouguac?

And most importantly – always stay wild ✌🏻

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