FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Cultural Heart. From grand Victorian homes along the river to the Legislative Assembly and the elegantly restored Old Government House, you'll love the Capital City's rich cultural heritage. Downtown boutiques, cafes, pubs, restaurants, farmer's markets and fine art galleries - you'll find it all amongst graceful tree-lined streets. The New Brunswick Highland Games & Scottish Festival have been held here for more than 20 years. Whether it be the heavy events, highland dancing, enjoying some of the world's best Celtic music, or sampling traditional food and drink, this is one weekend that will be time well spent.
Head North along the River Valley Scenic Drive and discover the heart and soul of New Brunswick, it can be found on the streets and in the shops of their towns and villages! WOODSTOCK remembers that when the first settlers came here it was an axiom with them that no visitor, known or unknown, should pass through the community without sharing its hospitality. The tradition remains strong in the shiretown of Carleton County today. Come by and see why they are known as "The Hospitality Town". Explore the natural designs of the countryside! Follow the Maliseet Trail to the soft mist of Hayes Falls, or hike along the shores of the Meduxnekeag River until you meet up with the lush banks of the majestic Saint John River.
Continue North to the community of HARTLAND and be sure to cross the river there. The Hartland Covered Bridge is the longest in the world spanning 1,282 feet. Often referred to as the kissing bridge, many a horse was trained to stop inside. FLORENCEVILLE: A tiny village about midway along the River Valley Scenic Drive, was originally called "Buttermilk Creek" and was renamed in honour of the famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. It was in 1957 that the McCain brothers of Florenceville launched a new family enterprise, producing frozen French fries. The International Headquarters of this multibillion dollar business is still here. Many of the properties listed below are members of: