After much review, the Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Tail (SNMT) organization has decided all campsites will be free to hikers on a first come first serve basis. This includes all teepees, platforms and shelters. This will take effect immediately upon the opening of the SNMT starting June 1, 2022. All hikers are still required to register their multi-day and thru hikes on www.migmaqtrail.ca .
Due to this decision, the SNMT will no longer be using the Parks NB online reservation system.
Due to the rising interest of the Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail, the trail organization has decided to open hiking registrations early. Hiking Registrations will open Tuesday, March 1st 2022. Please note when planning your hike that the trail will only officially open Wednesday June 1st 2022.
We urge all hikers to visit our website www.migmaqtrail.ca for information about the trail and what you will need to plan your hike. Also, purchasing a map and guidebook would be beneficial in planning and understanding the layout of the trail.
The forest fire near Mount Carleton is now contained. Hikers can use the entire trail.
On Saturday June 19, Rod O’Connell was recognized with a beautiful plaque for his role in the recommissioning of the Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail among his colleagues from the Maritime College of Forest Technology campus Bathurst and the grass roots volunteers of the trail organization. Rod O’Connell was the founding director of the francophone campus of the Maritime Forest Ranger School and in his retirement sits as the President of the Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail organization.
The Plaque with a dedication to Rod O’Connell was placed on the trail at one of his favourite spots which has been officially named Rod O’Connell Lookout. The lookout is a breathtaking view of the river high on a ridge on section I-J which can be located on the trail map.
The Plaque reads,
Rod O’Connell was the founding director of the francophone campus of the Maritime Forest Ranger School.
Rod, through his vision, passion and dedication was a major inspiration in the realization of the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail.
Take the time to enjoy this view of the Nepisiguit River Valley, one of Rod O’Connell’s favourite spots.
Congratulations and thank you from the entire trail organization, volunteers and sponsors. A special thank you from all who have and will continue to enjoy this beautiful trail.