Passing Through New Brunswick
Trip Start Nov 14, 2011
132Trip End Feb 28, 2013
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Leaving Maine, we were determined to cover good distance to reach our destination Percé, Quebec on the Gaspé Peninsula. Unfortunately the distances being too great (about 700 kilometres or 11 hours of driving) we had to make a stop along the route to rest and stretch our legs. The spot we chose was Campbellton, New Brunswick – right on border to Quebec.
To make the trip through New Brunswick a bit more interesting, we did make some stops – one being in Hartland, to see the longest covered bridge in the world. This bridge at 1,282 feet in length is a single lane bridge with a stop sign on either end. We were amazed and impressed that the traffic runs so smoothly without any traffic light to control the traffic.
The route we took through New Brunswick was along the western end of the province
We were very happy to finally arrive at Campellton at 7:30 p.m. (we lost an hour due to Eastern time change once we crossed the border into New Brunswick). Campbellton is on the Restigouche River and surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains. We will have a look around the area tomorrow. I'm really interested to see more of the Golden Tamarack trees (a needle bearing tree that turns gold at this time of year and then drops their needles – something new that I learned coming through New Brunswick).