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PostPosted: May 19th, 2014, 1:32 pm 
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Hey all

This year i am hoping to check another province off my bucket list of doing all provinces.

What i am looking for is a 2 day canoe/hiking trip near the NS/NB border that can be done with two kids. Also my canoe is heavy so portaging is out.

Ideally we would drive over the border and find a river/lake to canoe or a trail to hike camp on Saturday and then leave back home on a Monday. Wilderness setting preferred.

any info/options i can get would be great !

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PostPosted: May 19th, 2014, 7:19 pm 
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Location: HFX, Nova Scotia canada
Wilderness might be difficult. Has been an agricultural area since the 1600's. Day paddles are doable on the Tidnish River(Northumberland Straight) and the Missagaush River(careful of Fundy tides). Both rivers are some what the border of the two provinces. Also lots of drainage canals/dikes in the area. Pile of history also.


https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.9076076, ... dy&f=false

http://www.americancanals.org/Data_Shee ... ailway.pdf


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PostPosted: May 23rd, 2014, 7:51 pm 
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The NB / NS border is located on the Tantramar marsh, an approx. 25km wide parcel that, as scoops said, is quite historical. Any route through there would most likely be either through private land or a tidal bed - not a good place to set up camp. But, it may make a nice afternoon paddle.
The link below shows a potential put in spot off of Eddy Rd. You can street view the bridge and get a good look at the river.
https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.8753182, ... ,14z?hl=en

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PostPosted: October 11th, 2015, 7:36 pm 
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Hello. I live in Point De Bute which is on the NB/NS boarder. The trip up through the Missaqaush is do able. that leads into a area referred to as the Bog. As the name inplies it is a marshy area that contains allot of floating bog. Day trip would be OK but camping difficult. This area is either farm land or marsh. There are however three lakes in Jolicure which are a good size for a afternoon paddle with good put in points. I paddle these about once a week. They are not in a public area so normally you are the only boat on the water. They are located in a Federal Wildlife reserve and power boats (if by chance you encounter one are limited to 9.9hp motors. There is no camping permitted on the federal land and the other land around the lakes is private. A calm day is advisable with kids. The wind on the marshes are up 20km/hour stronger than inland. These lakes are on the edge of the marsh so wind can be a concern. One lake has a brook that you can paddle up. Eagles are common to see and an assortment of waterfowl. You can also go from these lakes to Sackville by canoe. This time of year the water levels might be a little low. If I can be of any more help just let me know.


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