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Address: Hwy 15 | Nr. Kingsclear, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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Run down dam

The dam is run down and the road under construction. However the drive to Mactaquaq park is still breathtakingly beautiful

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The dam is run down and the road under construction. However the drive to Mactaquaq park is still breathtakingly beautiful

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Fredericton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Pretty Cool If You've Never Seen A Dam Up Close Before! If you are looking for a huge attraction than this is not it; however, if you'd like to take a nice drive about ten minutes out of Fredericton's south side city centre and feel as though you are out in the country then the drive is worth it. As... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a powerful dam what else can I say, lots of water goes through it, did get some cool pictures of it though, worth seeing, there's not many around, just hope that it's in full power when you do to see it's full effect

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Fredericton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

However, the head pond is attractive with several parks and picnic areas nearby. Centennial Park is free and if you really are attracted to hydro electric dams, you can get a pretty good view of it from there. Unlike many area attractions, there is actually a large parking area just to the south of the dam that should be suitable... More 

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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have been in this area for 10 years and the Mactaquac Dam area is my favourite spot so far. It is peaceful and beautiful with two marinas and beaches to swim in. I have always seen deer and other wild animals nearby. For the fisherman this area is home for small mouth bass and the fight is usually exceptional.... More 

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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

An authentic non event - your time would be better spent watching grass grow. One of the ugliest dams around.

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Fredericton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

concrete is falling down.spillway is normally closed. only interesting in the spring freshet. hydro station is tucked away where you can see nothing. not open to the public. you see it asl in five minutes..picnic spots available on the headpond shoreline above thr dam. no services unless you drive asnother 5 miles towars the park

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Saint Andrews, Canada
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207 reviews 207 reviews
48 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This dam has been around for many years and is an iconic symbol in Mactaquac. It has a great view from the top of the Saint John river below.

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Fredericton, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is just a dam but the surrounding scenery is breathtaking. If you drive in any direction from the dam you will be water views.

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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Wear closed toe shoes! This isn't well communicated, and we went prior to going to the beach (ie with flip-flops and sandals!) It's a free tour that takes about an hour. Interesting, but probably not a great idea for kids. We had a nice tour, with a friendly tour guide! I would recommend to anyone looking for a quick "tourist"... More 

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