Fall in Destination Nackawic can be described as cozy, picturesque, heartwarming, crisp, and invigorating. Experiencing fall in our region will surely have you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Not only does the Destination Nackawic’s lush green forest transition to some of the most vibrant colouring you’ve ever seen, but there are also several fall festivities to partake in. Visit the region to take full advantage of the season’s beauty and its wholesome activities. 

We’ve compiled an Adventure Guide, to help you make the most of Fall in Destination Nackawic.

Apple Picking

Apple picking is a classic Fall tradition that is amusing for the whole family. Furthermore, it’s a cute first date and an even better photo op!  Luckily, Destination Nackawic has many apple orchards to explore, pick from, and enjoy.

  • River View Orchards: 251 Route 616, Keswick

River View Orchards is equipped with not only an apple orchard but a farm, duck pond, and corn maze! Stock up on your favorite seasonal apples, and take a ride on the tractor and wagon through the farm. Get lost in the annual Moonlight Cornmaze event. 

Apple picking in destination nackawic

  • Sandow Farm: 684 Tripp Settlement Road, Keswick Ridge

Are you a Sandow Apple fanatic? Sandow Farm specializes in these crisp, aromatic, and juicy apples. Visit their spray-free orchard for all-natural, tree-ripened, and frost-sweetened apples! Keep your fall traditions alive at Sandow Farm. 

  • Johnny Appleseed U-Pick Orchards: 146 Crocks Point Road, Keswick Ridge

At Johnny Appleseed U-Pick Orchard you can take in a scenic view of the Mactaquac Dam while picking your favorite apples. Don’t forget to stop at the farmstand for their delicious jams, jellies, cider, and pumpkins.

Big Axe Brewery

Stop in at The Big Axe Brewery in the Town of Nackawic for a refreshing beer. The rustic taphouse will have you feeling warm and cozy while you take in the beautiful fall colours from their patio, overlooking the Saint John River. Need a ride home? The Big Axe offers shuttles back to Fredericton. 

big axe brewery in destination nackawic


Crabbe Mountain: Festival of Colours

Although the snow doesn’t typically fall for another month, the Fall Festival of Colours at Crabbe Mountain is worth an early trip to the mountain on Thanksgiving weekend! Take a leisurely hike down the hill and catch a ride on the chair lift on your way up to take in Autumn’s best colours. Purchase tickets for this event to take part in several festive fall activities ongoing throughout the day. Spark a new family tradition in Destination Nackawic!

Festival of Colours in Destination Nackawic

Kings Landing 

Kings Landing is an impressive tourist attraction to visit any time of year, but especially during the fall months. The 19th century themed village is illuminated with vivid fall colours. Here you can experience engaging exhibits and learn important history lessons. As a bonus, King’s Landing hosts several festive events throughout the fall. 

  • Take part in their annual Apple Fest where can enjoy fresh, crisp apples, play apple-themed games, meet Canada’s first apple breeder, and much more!
  • Experience an authentic Thanksgiving Dinner at the Kings Head Inn throughout October. This will surely be an unforgettable dining experience with your family and friends. Check out this year’s menu

Thanksgiving at Kings Landing in destination Nackawic


Check ziplining off your bucket list at TreeGo Mactaqac this fall! Experience some of the prettiest forested views from one of the most unique outdoor environments at Mactaquac Park in Destination Nackawic. This will be a thrilling and scenic activity the whole family can enjoy. 

Explore the Loop Scenic Drive 

The Loop Scenic Drive is the most ideal way to experience all of Fall’s beauty in Destination Nackawic. The Loop offers a perfect vantage point, surrounding the Saint John River along Routes 102 and 105. If you’re looking for an idyllic Sunday drive, now is the time! Furthermore, there are several stops along the Nackawic Regional Loop where you can stop and stretch your legs and explore. Not to mention all of the unbelievable photo ops along the way.

Hiking & ATVing

There is no better season to spend time in the woods than Fall. Destination Nackawic is home to several hiking and ATV trails where you can experience Fall foliage to its fullest capacity. Link up with the M&H Mudrunners, a local ATV club in Destination Nackawic to explore the scenic ATV trail system. Alternatively, Destination Nackawic offers some of the most popular hiking trails in the province. Coac Falls is beautifully forested trails, leading to a waterfall that is even more striking in the Fall. Likewise, the Shogomoc Suspension Bridge offers a stunning vantage point of the surrounding fall foliage.  Adventure through the trail systems in Mactaquac Park, Woolastook Park, and the Big Pokiok Nature Park for a more extensive hiking experience. 

Shogomoc Suspension Bridge in Destination Nackawic

Come and fulfill your fall bucket list in Destination Nackawic! You will not be disappointed by the impressive foliage and our festive fall activities. We can’t wait for you to explore the beauty in our region!