Vision and History

Vision

The vision of the Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail Association has been established to provide a wilderness hiking experience by developing and maintaining the Mi’gmaq Trail as well as highlighting its rich cultural heritage, encouraging more physical activity, promoting a sustainable tourism industry and preserving the natural environment.

Advantages of Section Hiking

The Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail is a historic Mi’gmaq migration route that follows the Nepisiguit River system both by land and by water. For over ten thousand years, the Mi’gmaq people used this river as a primary route to gain access to the land’s interior. The Mi’gmaq people who were nomadic, following the seasons would summer along the shores of the Bay of Chaleur to hunt and fish. They wintered inland along the Nepisiguit River and its tributaries to hunt moose and caribou.

Today, the Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail is a single-track hiking trail that follows the Nepisiguit River 150km from Bathurst NB to Mount Carleton Provincial Park. The Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail is diverse as it changes from river delta, to valley then finishes in the Appalachian Mountain Range. The Trail features many scenic sections that include waterfalls, cliffs, lookouts and side trails. A unique feature of the trail is how it changes as you hike west. About mid-way, the trail is rugged and more of a back-country hiking trail.

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