Saturday, October 7th, 2023 | 10:30am - 3:30pm
Where We Will Meet
Gateway Wetland Nature Trails and Conservation Centre
Where The Walk Will End
Second part meet at Hanwell Recreation Park
About This Walk
Come experience the fall colours along these two local trails!
Walk along the trails among the changing trees and plants. Many picturesque sites along the way with opportunities to capture birds along with macro flora, fauna and fungi images.
Each trail walk will be about 90 minutes with a planned group lunch (location to be announced). Both trails are easy and the Hanwell Park trail is even padded partially!
Come and have some fun and meet up with local photographers!
Gateway Wetland Trail Oromocto
On Route 2 take exit 303 in Oromocto and turn towards Oromocto. At the first roundabout go three quarters way around and turn onto Gateway Drive at the Starbucks. Shortly after passing Tim Hortons and Subway you will come to a small parking area on the right. We will meet up at the Gateway Wetland Nature Trails and Conservation Centre.
The Gateway Wetland Trail is a short loop that circles a wetland. The trail is a flat and easy trail. A covered bridge crosses some open water near a beaver hut. Another long bridge crosses the wet ground along one side of the wetland. There are many wetland plant species, animals and birds who call the park their home making it an interesting place to explore. The changing fall leaves will also add lots of colour.
Hanwell Recreation Park
The Hanwell Recreation Park is located at 18 Nature Park Drive next to the Community Recreation Centre and is just past the new school. Parking is available in the Community Recreation Centre parking lot – parking is NOT permitted along Nature Park Drive as this is an active roadway – Park users must park in the parking lot.
This is a nice short easy trail that is peaceful through the woods. The trail network features a two-, three and four-and-a-half-kilometer loop but we will be dong the shorter loops. A portion of the trail system is padded and complete with an accessibility loop, creating a welcoming environment for all.