Local Attractions

Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing


With some of the longest winters in North America with an average snowfall of 400 cm, Restigouche is an ideal setting for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.  Come visit Les Aventuriers cross-country skiing and biathlon center in Charlo.  World class trails in a breathtaking venue.

Heron's Nest Cottages offer you direct access to snowmobiling trails and world class cross-country skiing trails are only a few kilometers away!

Sugarloaf provincial park


Magnificent Sugarloaf Provincial Park is located less than 25 kms from our Cottages.  There are many activities like downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snoeshoeing in the winter as well as summer activities such as hiking up the mountain for a spectacular view of the Restigouche river.    You can also test your mountain biking skills on .Atlantic Canada's only lift service bike park.  http://parcsugarloafpark.ca/bikepark/






Chaleur Bay


Let the spellbinding shores of the magnificent Chaleur Bay draw you into a panorama of astonishing beauty, fascinating history and vibrant culture. Explore the timeless wonder that awaits you in northern New-Brunswick! Chaleur Bay has been designated as a select member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club (only 31 bays currently ranked) in recognition of its great natural worth and global importance.



Recreaplex is a multipurpose facility, which includes a beautifully designed indoor 25-meter pool with a 100 foot water slide, tarzan rop, kiddy pool and slide, sauna and hot tub.  recreaplex also has a new and top of the line fitness center which carries Nautilus and Atlantis Equipment, treadmills, rowers, free wights, bicycles, a ski machine and an elliptical trainer.  Exercise classes are also available for aerobics, kickboxing and aquacize.

The recreaplex is a 10 minute drive from the Heron's Nest Cottages.

Inch Arran Lighthouse


This 1870 lighthouse stands on a point with a panoramicview of Chaleur Bay.  Originally called the Bon Ami Point Light, it was converted to a range light in 1972 and is still active.  The original wooden salt-shaker tower has a unique birdcage lantern.

It's a perfect spot for birdwatching and it's also just 100m from the beautiful Arran park, where you'll find a sandy beach, campground, food, gift shop and a visitor Information Centre.

Cycling paths

We have direct access from all our cottages to wonderful cycling paths.  Many of the trails are in the woods and there are hundreds of kilometers of fun for the whole family.

Beekeeper’s Journey – Miel N-Bee Honey


There's a real 'buzz' here in New Brunswick. Take this honey-sweet tour and learn how the honeybee helps farmers everywhere nurture their crops and sustain our environment. The tour begins at the Experience Centre where you get a look at an observation beehive. Then put on your own beekeeper suit and head into the field and the bee's natural habitat. Safely help the keeper remove a frame from the hive while surrounded by the live insects. At the centre you can observe the extraction of honey from the frame where a delicious, golden honey will be produced. At the end of the tour you get your own souvenir honeybee product.

Starting at $10/person

Monday to Saturday, June 13 to September 15

Contact Jacques at 506-684-2872

Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada


The Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site is located at the mouth of the Restigouche River, at the far end of Chaleur Bay. It is here that the last naval battle between France and England for possession of the North American continent took place. The confrontation finally ended on July 8, 1760, sealing the fate of New France forever after.

Miguasha National Park


How did fossil fishes and plants live on our planet 378 million years ago? You'll find out when you visit Parc national de Miguasha, a real gem in Québec's park system. The park is a unique piece of our natural heritage, fascinating young and old alike with its unusually well-preserved fossils and the light it sheds on a key stage in evolution. Its scientific renown persuaded UNESCO to add Miguasha Park to the World Heritage List in November 1999.

Golf restigouche


Situated less than 25 minutes east of our cottages, Golf Restigouche is an 18 hole course with a licensed club house.  Not only is the golf course beautifully maintained and somewhat challenging, it also offers golfers a magnificient view of the Bay of Chaleur and of the Gaspé coast.  Visit our website for more details and to book a tee time!

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