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A small town steeped in Acadian tradition, Rogersville is the rail gateway to Kouchibouquac National Park (pronounced kou-she-boo-gwack), one of the little-known gems of the Canadian park system. Until recently the home of a Cistercian Abbey, Rogersville was also the home of the Catholic priest Marcel-Francois Richard, who designed the Acadian flag in the 1840s. He also designed and built the Acadian National Monument located there. Hunting is a popular pastime here, especially hunting for black bear with the assistance of guides. Kouchibouquac is a 238-square-kilometer wilderness park along the Strait of Northumberland and derives its name ...

A small town steeped in Acadian tradition, Rogersville is the rail gateway to Kouchibouquac National Park (pronounced kou-she-boo-gwack), one of the little-known gems of the Canadian park system. Until recently the home of a Cistercian Abbey, Rogersville was also the home of the Catholic priest Marcel-Francois Richard, who designed the Acadian flag in the 1840s. He also designed and built the Acadian National Monument located there. Hunting is a popular pastime here, especially hunting for black bear with the assistance of guides. Kouchibouquac is a 238-square-kilometer wilderness park along the Strait of Northumberland and derives its name from the Mi’kmaq term for “river of long tides.” Trails and boardwalks give wide access to the salt marshes, tidal rivers and lagoons, fields and forests and other natural wonders of the park. Partially formed from former agricultural lands, it has a wide variety of terrain and habitat, making it a favorite place for bird watching. It has the second largest tern colony in North America. Along the seashore, gray seals and harbor seals are often found warming themselves in the sun on some of the 25 kilometers of sand dunes. Sixty kilometers of trails are perfect for bicycling and hiking and the park also offers swimming, camping and paddle sports. In winter it is popular for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and winter camping is available at a shelter by reservation.

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Barbara Radcliffe Rogers has written or coauthored more than 30 guidebooks, including The Portugal Traveler, Drive Around Portugal, City Spots Munich, City Spots Helsinki, City Spots Stockholm, Eating New England, and the Maine section of Thomas Cook's Independent Traveller USA.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Located in eastern New Brunswick. Rogersville is a Canadian village in Northumberland County, New Brunswick, built around the Intersection of New Brunswick Route 126 and New Brunswick Route 440.
  • Language: English and French
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Research: New Brunswick | Wikipedia
  • Weather: Daylight | Rainfall

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  • Best Time to Visit:

    The National Park is open year round, but the visitors center is open only May through September. A waxing hut is open for cross-country skiing December through March.