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Miramichi’s Waterford Green Playground

This is one of my favourite playgrounds in New Brunswick! The view is spectacular, the entire waterfront in Miramichi is fantastically welcoming, and the structure just calls out for imaginative play!

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The playground here isn’t the most elaborate we’ve visited in New Brunswick, but it has so much character & charm.

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There is one main structure in the shape of a pirate ship with a fabulous sea monster alongside!

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The pirate ship has several levels and two slides … and the most incredible views of the mighty Miramichi River.

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You can find Waterford Green just off Water Street, on Loggie Drive. There are lots of picnic tables nearby & wonderful access for enjoying the waterfront.

RELATED: For more playgrounds in Miramichi, visit the City’s website: https://www.miramichi.org/playgrounds/

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We love that this fun space is right by all the hot spots we want to visit, including picking up some special treats at Gabi’s Pie Shoppe to enjoy on our way to Beaubears Island.

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The Pickle Planet crew, along with our friends, Daubneys Adrift, were gifted a pre-season tour of Beaubears Island & we can’t wait to return! The wonderful gem of a interpretation centre outlines the traditional use of the island by Indigenous people, the early days of fur trading and the role the island played in helping Acadian refugees during the Deportation, to its heyday of ship building. You can visit the centre on its own, or pair your visit with a tour of the island — which I highly recommend! It’s a lovely space, filled with history right back to glacial times. Our guide, Ken, filled us in on the island’s natural treasures, while Jack, Sam, Shawn & the rest of the interpretive staff helped bring history to life. Here’s just a hint of the fun we had!

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Any museum trip that includes a boat ride is a-okay with me!
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The kids – and the adults! – learned so much from our guide, Ken, about the natural history of the island.
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One of the only establishments left on what was once a bustling island. Joseph Russell was one of the ship building owners of Beaubear’s Island. Seven of his nine children are buried here, marked by this tomb. A lovely, if perhaps somewhat lonely, resting place.
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We were lucky enough to spy a bald eagle while on Beaubears Island!
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You’d be surprised how excited an innovative museum display gets me! Loved watching our kids learn about the ship building owners of the island with these panels.
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It makes for a full day, but if you can add in a chance to tour the main road as well, you will be amazed by the architecture & community stories!

And for even more on exploring the fabulous Miramichi area, listen to last summer’s podcast with the Mayor!

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