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Mactaquac Dam

Hwy 15 | Nr. Kingsclear, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
+1 800-663-6272
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Great views and some nice picnic spots

A short and scenic river drive from Fredericton takes you to the Mactaquac dam. While interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
philanthropy666
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Fredericton, Canada
WOW, Repeat visit

Having enjoyed a visit many, many years ago with our daughters when they were young we looked... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Larry W
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Bradley, Maine, United States
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“clean water” (2 reviews)
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Hwy 15 | Nr. Kingsclear, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A short and scenic river drive from Fredericton takes you to the Mactaquac dam. While interesting in its industrial sense there are also some great spots to view the river and have a shady picnic by the water.

Thank philanthropy666
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Having enjoyed a visit many, many years ago with our daughters when they were young we looked forward to our return. The St. John's River never disappoints, tumbling down the spillway and creating a mist of spray that gets carried on the breeze.

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

I went there to see the view, and that was what I got, nothing more than that. If you never saw a Dam, it is a good call. Otherwise, just pass by.

Thank ebarock
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

i am getting up in age and have visited macaquac many times love area awesome dam but has both lanes ever been open .is this a make work long year project

Thank cheryl m
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Pretty amazing that this dam generates about a tenth of the total energy consumption of the province. It was built in 1965-1968 by two thousand workers. The replacement value today is five billion dollars. The dam is located about fifteen kilometres east of Fredericton. You...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2017

Great trails around a beaver pond and other walking trails as well. All trails have been recently upgraded and are quite comfortable to walk. There are dipping nets for the kids available at the pond and you can also sign out explorer back packs for...More

1  Thank CliffNewBrunswick
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Not to far off the transcanada highway. A quieter approach to Fredericton. Engineering interest. Nice rural area or suburb of Fredericton.

Thank Three G
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

As an attraction there is not much to see for walkers as there are no walking paths on th bridge itself but driving over the bridge is nice to do to the water cascading below the dam level into St. John River. So best place...More

Thank Hello T
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

A nice leisurely drive from Fredericton or go through Keswick Ridge. Either way, the scenery is beautiful. Campground not far from the dam.

Thank tthibodeau999
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

depending on the time of year and how many gates are open it makes it a great view. little green space for those wanting to have a picnic. the other side you will see lots of boats and sail boats.

1  Thank OG_Queen
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