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Matthew's Cove Trail

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Lower St. John River Valley Region

Description

The Matthew's Cove Trail goes around a small pond that is caused by a small dam where the stream empties into Matthew's Cove. The trail provides many opportunities to view waterfowl. A small bridge crosses the dam with views of the pond on one side and views of the cove on the other side. There are several picnic tables and benches near the bridge.

Quick Facts

Difficulty easy
Trail Type mixed
Distance 600 metres
Estimated Time 15 minutes
Surface Type crushed rock
Elevation Change not checked
Features pond, cove
Trail Markers none but easy to follow
Scenary Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees none
GPS File available on request

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Directions

For directions to the Q-Plex check out the Quispamsis Q-Plex Trails.

Turn onto Randy Jones Way and drive past the Q-Plex. Continue to the end of the road (750 metres). At the end of the road turn right onto Meenan's Cove Road. Shortly after turn left onto the road to Matthew's Cove Park.

From the sign

Welcome to Matthew's Cove Park, site of the former Matthew's Cove wastewater treatment lagoon. This area has been restored to a natural fish-bearing stream and functional wetland habitat to be enjoyed by hikers and nature enthusiasts for years to come.

The restoration of Matthew's Cove and Saunders Brook began in 2008 when the Town of Quispamsis and Canaport LNG worked together on the Matthew's Cove Restoration Initiative. On-site work was completed in 2012.

The restoration project was divided into two major parts:

  1. The restoration of the former wastewater treatment lagoon to a functional weland ecosystem.
  2. Returning Saunder's Brook to its natural stream channel and restoring native fish habitat.

Trail Last Hiked: May 20, 2018.

Page Last Updated: October 27, 2019.