McAdam Travel Guide

  • McAdam Railway Station
    McAdam Railway Station
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    Main entrance to the station
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  • Old Customs Office in the McAdam Railway Station
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    Hiking near McAdam, N.B.

    by Canuck5 Written Aug 29, 2008

    Just east of the Canada/U.S. border, is the Spednic Lake Provincial Park. From in front of the restored McAdam Railway Station, drive 7 km west along Hwy 4, turn right (north) on Hwy 630 (a dirt road) and proceed 3.1 km. Turn left into the provincial park. Stay on the main road until you come to a T-intersection, where the information office is located. There is no fee to use the park. The trailhead is to the right of this intersection, but turn left at this intersection to park your vehicle.

    The trail is called the Boulderwalk Trail. The 4-km long trail is marked by blue markers with a white diagonal line, and also by solid yellow markers. Some markers are either missing, or on fallen trees, or partially-covered with sap, but you shouldn't have any problem spotting others further on. It's a rooty and rocky trail, so sturdy hiking footwear is recommended. At about the 3-km mark, there's an observation deck overlooking the Little Digdeguash River, and a number of interpretive plaques along the trail. There's a bit of an ascent at the start of the trail, but after that, it's pretty level. The trail emerges in front of campsites that are along the road turning right at the earlier T-intersection.

    The hike should take about 1 hr + 15 minutes.

    Please remember Rule #1 when hiking or walking any nature trails: "Carry out what you carry in".

    Spednic Lake Provincial Park Trailhead for Boulderwalk Trail Boulderwalk Trail marked by 2 kinds of blazes. View from the observation platform Spednic Lake, from along the Boulderwalk Trail
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    • Hiking and Walking
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    Hiking in McAdam

    by Canuck5 Written Aug 29, 2008

    There's a nice easy walking trail around the McAdam Pond that faces the east side of the McAdam Railway Station, called the City Camp Nature Trail. It's 3.2 km in length, and should take about an hour to walk. The trail is well-maintained.

    The trailhead is at the left side (north end) of the railway station, and there's plenty of room for parking. The trail will emerge along the railway tracks at the right side (south end) of the railway station.

    Please remember Rule #1 when hiking or walking any nature trails: "carry out what you carry in".

    Map of City Camp Nature Trail, McAdam, NB The trail is wide and easy to walk Small covered walking bridge along the trail McAdam Pond, looking towards railway station McAdam Railway Station facing McAdam Pond
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    • Architecture

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    McAdam Railway Station

    by Canuck5 Written Aug 29, 2008

    Without question, the McAdam Railway Station is the centerpiece of the small Village of McAdam.

    A small fee ($3.00) is charged for a tour of the building, which is still a restoration project in progress.

    Main entrance to the station Old Customs Office in the McAdam Railway Station
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    • Historical Travel
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