Outdoors

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Cross-Country Skiing and Sledding

A big local treat for the winter, Lindsay Valley Lodge and Trails offer groomed classic and skate cross-country ski trails and a sledding hill! The lodge has a fireplace to warm up and snacks to refuel. There are about 35 km of trails, mainly single-track with a skating lane. Trails are rated easy and intermediate with some difficult sections. One trail is lighted for evening skiing, and skis are available for rent at the Base Gym.

Where: Lindsay Valley, Oromocto

Hiking, Snowshoeing, and Biking

Oromocto’s Deer Park and Gateway Welands are beautiful local spots for dog walks, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and enjoying the Oromocto River. A little further away, Odell Park in Fredericton also provides great trails. Come see how amazing our local area is!

Where: Deer Park, Oromocto; Gateway Wetlands, Oromocto; Odell Park, Fredericton

Rock and Ice Climbing

Ascent NB is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization whose primary goal is to acquire and preserve access to local climbing areas. It provides rock and ice climbing clinics for individuals of all ages and abilities. If you’re ready to venture out on your own, visit Ascent NB’s website to learn about local spots!

Downhill Skiing

Our local ski hill has lots to do! Just an hour drive from Oromocto, Crabbe Mountain offers downhill and nordic skiing as well as snowshoeing trails. The lodge has snacks and drinks to keep you going so you can play all day!

Where: Crabbe Mountain, Central Hainesville

Snowmobiling

The Oromocto River Valley Snowmobile Club maintains and grooms approximately 200 km of trails from South Oromocto Lake Road to Fredericton Junction to Hanwell to New Maryland and Burton, and points in between…whoa, that’s a lot of trails. Visit the Club’s website here to learn about trail conditions and trail permits. Contact the Club’s president, Robin Smith, for more information at rsmit@hotmail.com.

ATVing

The Rusagonis ATV Club is a proud member of the NB ATV Federation. It has 195 km of managed ATV trails, including groomed winter ATV trails. Keep an eye on the Club’s Facebook page here to learn about fun events, and for more information call 261-3960 or email rusagonis@nbatving.com.

U-Pick

The local area has a number of farms where you can spend time outside picking your own fresh food. A number of these locations have beautiful views, take a picnic and enjoy the day! Here are just a few locations to check out.

Charlotte’s Family U-Pick Orchard – Apples, plums, and pears

Johnny Appleseed U-Pick – Apples

River View Orchard – Apples, strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins,and a corn maze in the fall

Sandow Farm – Apples

Doucett’s Orchard – Apples

Everett Family Orchard – Apples

Gilbert’s Farm – Apples and strawberries

Big Sky Sea Buckthorn – Sea buckthorn

Cameron Orchards – Apples

Sunset U-Pick – Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries

Sailing and Powerboats

If you are looking for a peaceful, secluded, safe haven that is protected from the elements, come spend a night and enjoy beautiful scenery in the Oromocto Boat Club Inc.’s Oromocto Marina.

Where: Oromocto Marina, Oromocto

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