Irishtown Nature Park is one of the largest nature parks in Canada.
It’s home to over 2,200 acres of forest and a large lake. There are trails that criss-cross the park. Some are paved, while others are made for hikes that wind through the forest.
There are five hiking trails in total. My favourite was the John Howard trail, which weaves through forests and along the lakeshore for over 2 kilometers.
Some of the forested areas feature trees that have grown to be quite tall. I often had to remind myself to stop and look up, to appreciate just how high the trees went up.
You can also look down, where you’ll find lots of fresh growth at this time of year.
As you can see, there are lots of trails to explore.
If you’re passing through the Moncton region, a visit to Irishtown Nature Park is a great way to spend your afternoon.