Mission and History

Mission

The Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail Association has been established to provide a wilderness hiking experience in Northern New Brunswick's Nepisiguit River Watershed through the development and maintenance of the Sentier Nepisiquit Mi’gmaq Trail (SNMT) as well as highlighting the area's rich cultural heritage, encouraging more physical activity, promoting sustainable tourism and preserving the natural environment.

History

For over ten thousand years, the Mi’gmaq people used the Nepisiguit River and adjoining lands to journey from their summer fishing encampments along the Bay of Chaleur to their winter moose and caribou hunting grounds deep in the province's interior. The Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail is a symbolic representation of this migration route. It is a single-track hiking trail that runs parallel to the Nepisiguit River for 150 km from its estuary in Bathurst, NB to its origins in the Appalachian Mountains of Mount Carleton Provincial Park.

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