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“The Mighty Miramichi - anglers and non-anglers delight!”
Review of Miramichi River

Miramichi River
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Miramichi
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

For anglers, the name "Miramichi" means one thing - Atlantic Salmon Fly Fishing"! For non-anglers and families, the same name can mean canoeing, kayaking, tubing trips and a delightful vacation. My wife Jackie and I visit the Miramichi often (lived in the area for 7 years) and like to stay at Miramichi Country Haven Lodge. Byron Coughlan, the owner, taught my wife to fly fish for Atlantic Salmon and we stayed at a beautiful 2 bedroom cabin last time there - great vacation. Hospitality and food second-to-none and fishing expertise absolutely "perfect"! Byron (Byzie to his friends), his wife Heather and the family/staff and guides go out of their way to make your stay memorable. Oh, yes! The size of the Atlantic Salmon? Big - and beautiful!! We have not done this yet but they also offer winter activities and have a new and secluded "wilderness cabin" that will attract snowshoers, X-Country skii'ers and snowmobilers. They also offer "day adventures" which will give you a taste of the area with it's fun and beauty. There is also much to do in the area too. We hope to return and stay there again next summer.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We drove the Miramichi scenic route from Miramichi to Fredericton. It is a nice drive and quite wild with a good chance to see some wildlife along the way and enjoy some beautiful views of the Miramichi River and some very old wooden covered bridges.
We stopped at the Atlantic Salmon Museum in Doaktown which is roughly at the midpoint of the route. We found the Museum to be quite enjoyable and the views of the river were fabulous.
It is a very nice area to visit and if you happen to be a fly fisherman, it need to be on your bucket list!

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

My family and I have been tubing several times with Steward's tubing and always had lots of fun. Their staff is very friendly and helpful. Once you've paid, you board their bus and they bring you to the river were you will be departing. They have staff at the riverbed to hand you your tube. They make sure you have the right size tube and tie your tubes together if you wish (if you have young children, pets or if a couple wants to stay together). It's possible to rent tubes for pets and for coolers. Life jackets are available free of charge.The tube ride is 2 to 3 hours long depending on the water level (you rent the tube for the day). There are several places you can stop along the riverbed to have a picnic or whatever you want. The water is only about 2 to 3 feet deep in most places but there are a few places that it's a bit deeper and you can swim. Most of the river is calm with a few rapid areas (nothing to be worried about and very short lived). You come in where the parking is so no bus ride necessary to get back to your car.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This mighty river is both salt and fresh water and boast some of the best salmon fishing in the area. (Some locals recommend a guide for decent fishing). For a non-fisherman, this river is gorgeous and serene. The combination of history and local contemporary charm make it a sweet spot to meander through, whether solo, couples, or families. There are many outdoor attractions and historical nuggets. (Must see "Dare the Dark Headless Nun Tour", which takes history into a new dynamic adventure!)

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Now that all the pulp mills have been closed for several years, our beautiful river is so clean .. great for swimming, boating or just enjoy the view and great sunsets. There are several lodges where you can enjoy a salmon fishing experience and bass season is open for 15 days the first part of August. Take a river cruise from the Rodd Miramichi or Ritchie Wharf (they also offer a dinner cruise in conjunction with Bistro 140 (located in downtown Newcastle).

Other area attractions are the Metepenagiag Heritage park and Lodge in Red Bank, Beaubears Island, Ritchie Wharf and Middle Island.

This is definitely a wonderful area to stay for a few days. Stay at the Rodd Inn and ask for a riverside room on the main level and you have patio doors so you can sit out and enjoy the view. From here you can do day trips to the beautiful beaches at Kouchibouquac Park, Bay du Vin, Escuminac and just explore French Fort Cove and other great outdoor spots.

The best restaurants are : Bistro 140, Mirawood, Rodd Angler's Reel and the Newcastle Inn.

Miramichi is definitely not a "drive through" location. Stay a while and enjoy the hospitality!

Oh, and the International Air Show is being held here this year .. August 24 - 25th.

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