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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.
|Estimated Time||15 minutes|
|Surface Type||crushed rock|
|Elevation Change||not checked|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
|GPS File||available on request|
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:
- The restoration of the former wastewater treatment lagoon to a functional weland ecosystem.
- 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.