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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!

More information:

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.

6 Responses

  1. It looks like we should get our photowalk in on Saturday. The latest forecast is cloudy in the morning then scattered showers late afternoon. Most of the rain will come in the evening and overnight Saturday.
    See you on Saturday!

  2. Thanks Les I did email you that I would attend and have signed you here. How many people are you expecting?

  3. For tomorrow’s photo walk here are the directions to Oromocto.

    Coming from Fredericton, take Highway 7 down to Oromocto and then exit 303. Turn left onto Miramichi Road and proceed through the roundabout and exit onto Gateway Drive at the Starbuck’s. Gateway Wetlands is just down this road on your right.

    If you are coming up Route 7 follow this to the Trans Canada Highway to Fredericton. Just past this interchange is exit 303. Turn right onto Miramichi Road and go around the roundabout and exit onto Gateway Drive at the Starbuck’s. Gateway Wetlands is just down this road on your right.
    If you are coming up Highway 102 ( the river route through Evandale, Gagetown and Burton) follow this highway straight through to Oromocto. In Oromocto it becomes Wassis Road. Follow this and just Oromocto High School turn left onto Miramichi Road. Follow this road and at the third roundabout take a right on Gateway Drive at the Starbuck’s. Gateway Wetlands is just down this road on your right. We will meet out in front of the welcome centre.

    Safe drive everyone, take your time and enjoy the scenery.

  4. Les my wife will be dropping me and doing some things around the city. We are in from Woodstock. Any chance I can get a ride with you or some other member to the 2nd location? I will reconnect with my wife after we finish the 2nd leg. I hope that is ok.

  5. Hello everyone.
    Thank you for coming out and participating in today’s activity! It was great to meet all of you and thanks for coming out.
    It was an enjoyable day with pleasant weather. I hope we all took pleasure in the opportunity to meet up with other photographers and share experiences, stories and tips.
    Once you have time to rest up, don’t forget to upload your favourite shot to the photowalk site. I am sure we have some great ones. I would encourage you to post to your local club’s social media as well.

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