Monday, June 25, 2018

Big Road Trip 2018 - New Brunswick

The Big Road Trip
Canada Maritimes

June 8-20, 2018

If there is one thing I can say about our big Road Trip to the Canadian Maritimes this year it is -"Spontaneity is what travel is all about". ~ Zach Anner

And so we packed our bags and set to finally take the road trip that has been on our travel wish list for more than 5 years. One day to decide, 6 days to plan and then 13 days of magic!!

Left Toronto on Friday, June 8 heading towards Quebec. Nothing much happened on our way to Riviere-du-Loop  except the heavy, heavy traffic in Montreal. That probably added more than 2 hours to our drive.

The drive from Quebec to New Brunswick was blessed with beautiful weather and gorgeous clouds.

After 2.5 hours of driving, first stop : Florenceville Covered Bridge, Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick. This is a half and half! Half of the bridge is covered, the other half is open.

20 minutes away from the Florenceville Covered Bridge is the world's longest covered bridge - the Hartland Covered Bridge. Nobody visits New Brunswick without passing by this iconic bridge that spans 1,282 feet. Constructed in 1898 and opened on 1901.

This is the other bridge that connects Hartland to Somerville, New Brunswick (as part of Hiway 130). This may not be as popular as the covered bridge but it sure looks beautiful against the blue sky and green all around.

Managed to have some poutine at the nearby stand - CK's (You Got to Eat Here!)

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