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Old 05-08-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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I went to Kouchibouguac National Park today to ride my bike and enjoy the weather. The pre-season entry fee was $3.90 which I think is half price.
The campgrounds are not open yet but they will be later this month. Overnight parking (for a fee) in a parking lot is available.

Parks Canada - Kouchibouguac official site:
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nb/kouchibouguac/index.aspx

There are no mosquitoes at this time of year.

There is 60 km of bikeway (37 miles) in the park and the signage makes it easy to know where you are and which way to go









Scenery is great.















I only saw a few people in the park. Campground was empty (not open yet).



Actually almost empty. I spotted this guy:



and I saw him later as I was leaving

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Old 05-08-2012, 04:24 AM   #2
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Great way to spend your day...loved the pictures.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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Nice park. Wish the provinces would add GPS co-ordinates to the location pages.
Would be easier than trying to find them on POI-Factory, but that probably works too.
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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/15653
It's in there.
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I'll download that now Mike, thanks.

I really enjoyed Kouchibouguac. May is probably a great time.

I was there once in late September and the mosquitoes were a real problem. I didn't think I'd ever go back. I'm glad I did though.
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We hate (as many do) bugs.
The parking lot camping is only between October and April, but I'm sure there are other options nearby
if you're out there at that time. The day access rates aren't the worst we've ever encountered.
It looks like a place we'll try next time we're out that way (when Quebec finishes re-doing Hwy 132).

If you're not familiar with POI-Factory stuff, it's pretty much "as is", and should be vetted before you
waste a lot of time running it through the loader, only to find syntax and other problems. I've even
found files with the long/lat numerics in the wrong columns, and had to clean them up myself.
Just a word to the wise from someone who has experienced it.
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Nice write up about Kouchibouguac:

Kouchibouquac called a 'best-kept secret' of Parks Canada - New Brunswick - CBC News

I'd add to bring bug spray. You won't need it on the dunes but will need it in some areas of the park depending on time of year.
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