Summer

Tennis

Four (4) scenic tennis courts next to the playground.  The use of the tennis courts are free.   If you do not have tennis racquets and balls, they are available free of charge for campers at the Welcome Centre.

Bike Park

Sugarloaf Provincial Park’s downhill bike park, designed and built by Whistler’s Gravity Logic, offers something for everyone.

Beginner riders will love the smooth, gentle cruisers. Intermediate riders will have a blast on the twisty single track. Experts will find a challenge on the tight, steep and rocky black diamond trails. Most everyone will surely get hooked on the fast and flowy jump trail.

The trails are jam packed with burms, table tops, drops, step ups and wooden features making a trip to Sugarloaf Park a must!

Click Here for Official Website:  http://parcsugarloafpark.ca/bikepark/

 

 

Mountain Biking Galore

Enjoy a great mountain biking adventure at Sugarloaf. The only lift serviced mountain bike trails in Atlantic Canada! Beginners and experts alike will experience the thrill of riding our wide variety of trails, from wide-open gentle roadways to very challenging single track adrenaline fueled descents. If you are just beginning to ride or if you are an experienced veteran, you are sure to have an epic day riding the trails at Sugarloaf Park.

SUGARLOAF PARK IS THE FOCAL POINT OF LES MONTAGNARDS’ BIKING ACTIVITIES: The Park is used as a meeting place for the Club rides and activities. Check-out the events and calendar sections of the Web site for Club biking activities at the Park.

THE PARK BOASTS OVER 25 KM (16 MI.) OF MARKED MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS. Here are the three marked mountain biking trail systems available in the Park:

THE TERRY FOX TRAIL [4 km]: Access this trail from the Park’s base area close to the beaver dam located to the left when entering the Park. The very wide crushed rock Terry Fox Trail (4 km • 2.5 mi.) winds around the base of the mountain. This is the most popular trail in the Park and is accessible to all but be advised that the trail includes some climbs and descents. The hiking trail going to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain is accessible from the Eastern section of the Terry Fox trail. At the North Eastern portion of the trail, an intersection connects with the City of Campbellton’s NB Trail System [East parallel with Route 11] bringing you along Walker Brook, and the spectacular Restigouche River waterfront in Campbellton.

LES MONTAGNARDS BIKING TRAILS: Located in the Park’s uplands, this trail system borrows the cross country ski winter trails. Three marked trails [#1, 2 & 3], are more than 10 km long, winding through beautiful mountainous terrain and around Prichard Lake, one of the Park’s jewels. ACCESS THISPrichard Lake TRAIL SYSTEM BY USING THE CHAIRLIFT: When the chairlift is in operation, leave your vehicles at the main lodge parking lot and take the lift with your bike to the top of the alpine ski hill then connect on the left with trail #1 of LES MONTAGNARDS located .06 km, from the x-c ski shelter from where you connect to trail #2 and then trail #3 circling the beautiful Prichard Lake. . . OR ACCESS this trail system by following the dirt road passing in front of the campground entrance and ending in the parking lot close to the x-c ski shelter, a 2 km climb.

A SINGLE TRACK TRAILS MAP developed by LES MONTAGNARDS will SOON be posted on our Web site.

BIKE-PARK TRAILS: Live a unique mountain biking experience at Sugarloaf Park, and ride Atlantic Canada’s only Bike Park accessible by mountain lift. The Bike Park offers more than 10 km of alpine ski style trails.

Read more about this unique bike park …

MORE ADVENTURE BIKING! With more than 1,100 hectares of mountainous terrain and three lakes, Sugarloaf Park has many more biking adventures to offer. A possible adventure is a 22 km loop style forest trail using the snowmobile trail network to Smith Lake, then to Prichard Lake trail #3, then trail #2 of LES MONTAGNARDS, from the parking lot down the dirt road to the large dam [reservoir] then back down to the main lodge area. These trails are not marked [not on the biking maps] and are shared-access trails, due caution is the rule. For more information, check with the Welcome Centre.

LES MONTAGNARDS Outdoors Club is a member Vélo [Biking] NEW BRUNSWICK

http://www.velo.nb.ca/

USEFUL LINKS

Cross Country Bike Map

Bike Park Map

Chair Lift Rates

Chair Lift Schedule

Rent a Bike

Road Biking

Very Scenic Road Biking!

From Sugarloaf Park, a great variety of cycling runs are possible. There are circuits featuring the rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountain Range, scenic Restigouche River and our communities. All circuits start and end at the Sugarloaf Park entrance.

  

THE SCENIC RESTIGOUCHE RIVER CIRCUIT [±55KM • Round-trip] Take a right upon exiting the Park. This circuit will bring you along the Restigouche River, world famous for Atlantic salmon fishing. POINTS OF INTEREST: Point B: Take the “boom” road and discover the estuary of the river, picnic, bird sanctuary; Point C: Tide Head beach [swimming possible]; Point D: Morrissey Rock Park, picnic, viewing area of the islands; Point E : Interprovincial bridge crossing to Matapédia (QC) ; Point F : The rafting grounds, the main arrival point of canoes descending the Restigouche [swimming possible].

THE SUMMIT OF ACADIA CIRCUIT [±40 KM • Loop] Take a left upon exiting the Park. This circuit will bring you to the scenic valley of Val d’Amours, to Malauze, Saint-Arthur, McKendrick (Point G), the highest inhabited point in New Brunswick, located at 1,250 feet above sea level. Abrupt hill from point C & D and from F & G. From Point G, ± 10km of descent passing by Val d’Amours and back to Sugarloaf Park.

THE BAIE DES CHALEURS AND BEACH CIRCUIT [±70 KM • Loop] Take a right upon exiting the Park. This circuit will bring you along the Restigouche River and to the Bay of Chaleur. POINTS OF INTEREST: Point C: Campbellton waterfront, Salmon Plaza, 8.5 meter stainless steel model of the region's famous salmon; Point D: Old Campbellton wharf; Point E: Trépannier beach just after the cemetery, in McLeod’s; Point F: Dalhousie Inch Arran Park and beach; Point G: Eel River Mi’kmaq First Nation and ± 1KM sand bar; Point H: Charlo Beach. Back to the Park on Route 11.

 

RESTIGOUCHE TRAIL: Sugarloaf Park is the central point of the local RESTIGOUCHE Trail, a shared-use cycling and hiking trail connecting the Park with local communities. The trail is wide with a crusher fines base. Here are the possible circuits from the Park. CAMPBELLTON WATERFRONTCIRCUIT [PDF] [±10KM • Round-trip]: Take the Terry Fox Trail near the entrance of the Park. At the Northeastern portion of the Terry Fox trail, an intersection connects with the City of Campbellton’s Restigouche Trail bringing you along Walker Brook, and to the spectacular waterfront in Campbellton. THE ATHOLVILLE • TIDE HEAD RIVER CIRCUIT [± 20 KM • Loop): Take a right upon exiting the Park. After the 90º left curve, cross the road to reach the Restigouche Trail following the left side of the road. From there, follow the Google map. At Point C: the Atholville boom and the estuary of the river, picnic area and bird sanctuary. From Point E to F, the trail takes a route different than the one on the Google map, traverse a residential area in Tide Head and then along beautiful Christopher brook. From Point F follow Route 11 back to the Park.

BIKE SHOPS

Sales and repair services

ProXSports : 789-9185 • 24, Roseberry St. • Campbellton

 

 

Hiking

Sugarloaf Park offers 25 kilometers of hiking [walking] trails.

THE TERRY FOX TRAIL [4 km • Loop]: This is the most popular trail in the Park and circles the base of Sugarloaf Mountain. This trail is accessible to all levels of abilities. Access this trail by taking a left shortly after entering the Park. The very wide and crushed rock base Terry Fox trail offers a very pleasant stroll with beautiful views of the mountain. CONNECTIONS TO OTHER TRAILS: The hiking trail to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain is accessible from the Terry Fox trail [Eastern section] and the Restigouche Trail to Campbellton [Northeastern section].

THE SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN TRAIL [± 5.5 km round-trip from the start of the Terry Fox trail]: Start from the Terry Fox trail left of Park entrance. Taking the Southern section [right], ± 2 km to connect, left, with the Sugarloaf Mountain trail. Hike up a hidden path to the summit of Sugarloaf. This rewarding trail of ± 0.8 km is steep but enjoyable. The trail is accessible to children accompanied by adults. At the top, you will find a viewing platform. Be sure to bring your camera as you will find a most beautiful panoramic view.

 

THE WHITE PINE TRAIL [± 2 km • Loop] Accessible at the left shortly after entering the campground. For campground users, this trail is accessible from various points in the campground [See Campground Map]. The enormous pine [Southern section] and a great view point of Sugarloaf Mountain [Northern section] are some of the features of this nature trail.

LES MONTAGNARDS HIKING TRAILS [± 17 km] : Located in the Park’s uplands, this trail system borrows the winter cross country ski and snowshoeing trails. Five marked trails [#1, 2, 3, 5 & 6], wind through beautiful mountainous terrain and around Prichard Lake, one of the Park’s jewels. ACCESS THIS TRAIL SYSTEM BY USING THE CHAIRLIFT: Take the lift [when in operation] to the top of the alpine ski hill then connect on the left with trail #1 of LES MONTAGNARDS, 1.6 km to the x-c ski shelter then take trail #2 or #5, connect to trails #3 or #6 circling the beautiful Prichard Lake. OR ACCESS this trail system by following the dirt road [drive or walk for 2 km] passing in front of the campground entrance and ending in the parking lot close to the x-c ski shelter.

RESTIGOUCHE TRAIL: Sugarloaf Park is the central point of the local RESTIGOUCHE Trail, a shared-use cycling and hiking trail connecting the Park with local communities. The trail is wide with a fine crushed rock base. Starting from the Park, here are some possible hikes: CAMPBELLTON WATERFRONT HIKE [View PDF Map] [±10KM • Round-trip]: Take the Terry Fox Trail near the entrance of the Park. At the Northeastern portion of the Terry Fox trail, an intersection connects with the Campbellton Restigouche Trail bringing you along Walker Brook, and to the spectacular waterfront in Campbellton. ATHOLVILLE BIRD SANCTUARY HIKE [± 12 KM • Round-trip): Take a right exiting the Park entrance. After the 90º left curve, cross the road to reach the Restigouche Trail following the left side of the road. From there, follow the Google map. At Point D: the Atholville boom and the estuary of Restigouche River, picnic area and bird sanctuary. Finish at Point E: Bird observation platform. MORE INFORMATION ON THE RESTIGOUCHE TRAIL

INTERNATIONAL APPALACHIAN TRAIL: [Google Map to Matapedia]: At Matapedia, [QC] a 30 minute drive from Sugarloaf Park, explore a section of the International Appalachian Trail [IAT]. This section offers day hikes and possibilities of overnight hikes in shelters. Overhanging the village of Matapedia, the "course of the two rivers", offers an astonishing point of view on the meeting of the Restigouche and Matapedia rivers and a vision of the Appalachian mountains rock formation. LINK TO MORE INFORMATION about this section of the IAT. More info about the IAT on Wikipedia

POINTE-A-LA-CROIX ORNITHOLOGICAL TRAILS [Hiking and Biking] [Google map from the Park to the trails] : Just a few minutes drive from the Park, the Pointe-à-la-Croix [QC] ornithological trails traversing protected marshes and the wetlands of the Baie au Chêne. Access this trail at point C or D of the Google map. LINK TO A MAP OF THE TRAILS

USEFUL LINKS

Park Hiking Trails Map

Park Biking Trails Map

Chairlift Rates

Rent a GPS

Prichard Lake

Prichard Lake [and other Lakes]

Prichard Lake is one of the jewels of Sugarloaf Park and a destination of choice for Park visitors

ACCESS TRAILS: Les Montagnards # 2 & 3 [biking, hiking, cross country skiing] and #5 [snowshoeing and hiking] will all bring you to the lake. PICNIC: Two picnic areas are close to the lake, one located at the Western end of the lake close to the cemetery and another on a platform over the lake at the Eastern end.

TO GO AROUND THE LAKE, two possibilities. Trail #6: Single 3 km track and narrow circling the lake very close to the water’s edge. Trail #3: Wide trail, ± 3,2 km climbing to the uplands on each side and back down to each end of the lake.

 

THE HISTORY OF THE PRICHARD FAMILY: The gravestones, close to the Western picnic area of the lake, remind us there once lived a family – the Prichard family – near this crystal clear body of water. The Prichard family lived at the lake from 1880 to 1960.  Read the wonderful life stories of the Prichard family at Prichard Lake.

 

 

 

READ Mr. Harold Prichard’s Memories

READ A Vivid Description of Life at Prichard’s Lake

PROTECTED AREA: The Prichard Lake and Smith Lake Watershed Basin is a protected area and is the source of the City of Campbellton’s water supply [NB Clean Water Act]. No person shall swim or fish in the waters flowing into or from Smith Lake or Prichard Lake in Sugarloaf Provincial Park, or in those lakes, the big reservoir in the Park.

OTHER LAKES: Besides Prichard Lake, three other important bodies of water can be found in the Park: Smith Lake, the big reservoir, the small reservoir.

USEFUL LINKS

Hiking Trails Map

Biking Trails Map

Picnic

On a hot summer day, nothing is more pleasant than a picnic at Sugarloaf Park.

THE PARK’S MAIN AREA is the ideal location of a family picnic:

Three picnic sites all:

Protected from the sun in shaded areas

Located along a brook

Wheelchair accessible

Proximity of a water supply

Proximity of multiple recreation opportunities

Beautiful area to introduce your little ones to biking

Nature observation : two brooks, two beautiful small lakes, a beaver dam, ducks and birds

In some areas, birds will come feed directly from your hand

Tennis

Chairlift to the Bike Park, cross country bike and hiking trails

Proximity of Park services

Public washrooms [Wheelchair accessible]

Food and beverage from Wednesday to Sunday

Park information

Bike and equipment rental

PICNIC TABLES ALONG THE TRAILS :

Terry Fox Trail [3]

South, East and North sections

Prichard Lake [2]

West of the lake close to the Prichard family cemetery

East of the lake on a Platform advancing in the lake

From birdwatching to outdoor activities, to the chants of brooks and birds on summer hikes; Sugarloaf Park is an awesome summer picnic and adventure site.

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

PARC AND PICNIC SITES MAP

EQUIPEMENT RENTAL

CHARLIFT RATES

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Recreation

Tennis, Hiking and  Biking  within the Park you will have many recreational activities to choose from.

Challenge yourself to a game of tennis, volleyball, practice your free-throw at basketball or rent a mountain bike.  The kids will love the playground near the tennis courts.

There are 4 tennis courts surfaced with Plexipave located in a beautiful, quiet corner of the Park. They are also well lighted for an evening game.

BIRDS: The Park is an ornithologist’s paradise where bird species from the North and South of the Province can be observed and where in some areas of the Park birds will come feed directly from your hand.

OTHER RECREATION SERVICES JUST A FEW MINUTES FROM THE PARK:

VILLAGE OF ATHOLVILLE

[Google map to the following services:]

Telephone: 789-2944

POINT A: Park entrance

POINT B: Large playground [Miller Brae]

POINT C: Outdoor pool

CITY OF CAMPBELLTON

[Google map to the following services:]

Telephone: 789-2717

POINT A: Park entrance

POINT B: Skateboard Park [BMX]

POINT C: Soccer field, track, roller-blade

POINT D: Soccer field

POINT E: Soccer field

POINT F: Soccer field

POINT G: Interior pool (Regional Memorial Civic Center)

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain, an Ancient Volcano!
Sugarloaf Mountain is the focal point of Sugarloaf Park’s outdoor activities for all ages.

The breathtaking scenery on the summit will seduce you with its beauty. Hiking up Sugarloaf Mountain is a must for all Park visitors.

FROM THE VIEWING PLATFORM AT THE SUMMIT (305 meters or 1,000-ft.), you will have a breathtaking panoramic view. To the East, the Baie des Chaleurs, one of the world’s most beautiful bays. In the centre, on the shore of world famous Restigouche River, the City of Campbellton, and the J.C. Van Horne interprovincial bridge linking New Brunswick to the province of Québec. To the West, the village of Atholville then Tide Head. On the Northern shore of the river, the village of Pointe-à-la-Croix, and the Mi'kmaq First Nation of Listuguj. In the distance you will see the Appalachian mountain range of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. It is in this magnificent scene that the Battle-of-the-Restigouche took place; the last naval battle between France and England for possession of the North American continent. The confrontation finally ended on July 8, 1760, sealing the fate of New France forever after.

Sugarloaf Mountain is full of mysteries. The mountain is one of the oldest mountains in North America, part of the Appalachian mountain range. Sugarloaf Mountain is actually an ancient volcano dating from the Late Devonian Age more than 409 million years. As a matter of fact, the world's oldest, intact shark fossil, a 400-million-year-old rock star, was discovered not far from Sugarloaf Park. According to the Mi'kmaq, Koluscap created Sugarloaf Mountain. Find out how koluscap created sugarloaf mountain. Many of you may wonder what is the significance of the two crosses painted on the North slope of the mountain. READ MORE ABOUT THIS TRAGIC EVENT.

Camping

In a beautiful wooded area, nestled close to the base of Sugarloaf Mountain, lies the Park’s campground rated as three stars by Camping Select.

Click here for operating dates

Number of sites: 76

Fully-serviced sites (water, sewage, electricity): 8

Sites with electricity only: 54

Sites with no services for tents: 11

Yurts [rustic shelters] electric service only: 3

 

Experience the joys of camping at Sugarloaf Park without "roughing it" by spending the night in a yurt, or rustic shelter.

The campground has a playground for the little ones, firewood, ice, facilities and a kitchen area with 2 sinks, tables and 2 wood stoves for cooking on rainy days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campground Services

Summer Season
    

Reservation: Yes

Pull through sites: Yes

Dumping station for trailers: Yes

Children’s Playground: 1

Comfort Station: showers, toilets, washer and dryer, kitchen area, sinks, tables, wood stoves: 1

Telephone: Yes

Pets: Yes

Wheelchair accessible toilets & shower: Yes

Payment: American Express, Cash, Interac, MasterCard, Visa

 

CAMPSITE RESERVATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Click the 'Reserve now!' button

Direct link - https://parcsnbparks.ca

Phone: 1-800-561-0123

or

(506) 789-2366 Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm (Atlantic time)

On the Montagnards Web site, you will find all the information you will need for an active outdoor vacation at Sugarloaf Park, just minutes from our urban area.

 

 

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