The #StaycationSummer podcast series invites community ambassadors from around New Brunswick to share travel tips, restaurant recommendations, hidden gems and must-see spots in their hometowns – and this week, we head to Woodstock with Tobi Pirie, the town’s Tourism & Event Coordinator.
Woodstock is New Brunswick’s first town, a place where two rivers meet and history and nature combine for a fantastic staycation destination. You can enjoy both the Meduxnekeag and St. John Rivers (public docks in the heart of the downtown), explore 19th Century Victorian heritage architecture, enjoy great meals, attend fabulous festivals, and explore all that Carleton County has to offer.
- Connell House offers a glimpse into history, including learning more about the Hon. Charles Connell, the New Brunswicker who put his own face on a postage stamp – rare stamps that are now worth thousands of dollars!
- Take yourself on a Woodstock’s Historical Walking Tour or explore the 10-kilometre Greenway trail to the Meduxnekeag Nature Preserve.
- There are many local artisans and markets – this is the province’s agricultural belt, after all! – so be sure to stop and support the local makers and growers. A great spot to find many treasures is Creek Village Gallery & Cafe, with more than two dozen New Brunswick artisans’ works available!
- Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park caters to families and has welcomed generations of New Brunswickers and other travelers.
- Nearby, you can visit the world’s largest covered bridge in Hartland, watch treats being made at Covered Bridge Chips factory, and munch on some amazing fries and learn more about a key New Brunswick industrial leader at the great little museum that is Potato World.
Special thanks this episode to Best Western Plus Saint John Hotel & Suites for sponsoring the podcast. If you’re anything like Tosh, you’ll love your stay here! Enjoy the pool, the nearby restaurants and shops, and the fantastic customer service. A great spot to stay!