Weekend getaways are the perfect opportunity to reset. They’re devoted to relaxation, rejuvenation, and fun! A weekend away is the best time to surround yourself with loved ones, try new activities, take in new scenery, and indulge in delicious food and drinks. You can experience all of these things on a weekend getaway to Destination Nackawic! A nature-rich region filled with leisurely outdoor activities, scenic views, and tons of Maritime food, hospitality, and charm.  

We’ve outlined a weekend itinerary packed with some of Destination Nackwic’s hot spots that offer a mix of excitement and tranquillity. Here’s our guide to experiencing a perfect weekend getaway:

Friday: Hit the Road

Pro-tip – to make the most of a weekend getaway, leave on Friday afternoon so you can get two full nights away. 

The first stop on your perfect weekend getaway in Destination Nackawic is River Valley Escape, a picturesque AirBnB located on the waterfront in Hawkshaw, NB. The cottage is the perfect place to escape the city and experience a beautiful waterfront view with lake access. You’ll arrive just in time for supper to take advantage of the full kitchen and BBQ. Before the sun goes down, you can test out the provided trail bikes or take the canoe out for a leisurely paddle.

The Big Axe Brewery is conveniently located only minutes away from River Valley Escape. Head to the brewery for a nightcap and try an award-winning beer in their warm and inviting taproom. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to catch the sunset over the water from the Big Axe’s beautiful patio. Finally, top the night off with a cozy campfire and reminisce on a picture-perfect evening in Destination Nackawic. This is only just the beginning of your weekend getaway!

Saturday: Explore the Beauty

Before getting on the road for your next destination, enjoy your Saturday morning coffee and the idyllic scenery from the comfort of the bug-free screened in porch at River Valley Escape. You’ll want to save room for breakfast at Dumfries Maples Pancake House. The Sugar Bush offers epic pancake breakfasts every Saturday. Be sure to purchase a bottle of the famous Dumfries maple syrup to bring home with you, you’ll be reminded of your weekend getaway in Destination Nackawic every time you taste it. 

After eating breakfast at Dumfries Maples, you’ll be fueled up and ready to take on the rest of your Saturday in Destination Nackawic. Next up, Beyond Expectation Sailing Tours is one of the best ways you can enjoy the rest of your day on the water. Captain Kim and Faye offer sailing tours for anyone looking to take in the beauty of the Saint John River and brush up on their sailing skills. This could also be a great opportunity for a romantic date night or to celebrate a special occasion with a loved one. What better way to do it than sailing the river in Destination Nackawic?!

After an afternoon sailing the water, you’ll be ready to wind down and relax. The Crabbe Mountain Inn is a perfect place to do so. The chalet-inspired rooms and suites feature modern comfort and a sense of relaxed coziness that will put you at ease and make you feel at home. Once you’ve settled in, you can enjoy the rest of your night at the Tongue and Groove Grill, Bar and Music Room. The featured live band and delicious food and drinks will be the perfect entertainment to top off your evening in Destination Nackawic!

Sunday: Relax and Reminisce 

Sure enough, your Crabbe Mountain Inn experience will get even better when their complimentary breakfast is served to you on Sunday morning! It doesn’t stop there though, Crabbe Mountain Inn is conveniently surrounded by many outdoor adventures to take advantage of before your weekend getaway comes to an end. You’ll want to explore through the many hiking and biking trail systems nearby, many of which even lead to waterfalls! 

No trip to Destination Nackawic is complete without visiting the Waterfront Pub. It’s the perfect spot to get a late lunch before getting back on the road to head home. Kick back and relax on the patio facing the Nackawic waterfront and indulge in the pub’s delicious, homestyle Maritime food options. Although it may now be time to leave the beautiful Destination Nackawic, you’ll be doing so with a full belly! 


That’s a wrap on your perfect weekend getaway in Destination Nackawic! We hope you relaxed, recharged and made lasting memories. As you drive back home, you can reflect on the picturesque scenery, cozy and hospitable accommodations, mouth watering food, entertaining adventures, and all of the friendly people you met in Destination Nackawic. Your memories made here will surely leave you wanting to come back to make more.  

The deals and events happening in Destination Nackawic this fall are bound to make your vacation even better! First, September Fest occurs the first week of September in Destination Nackawic where you can experience great food, live music, local vendors, and more! Additionally, River Valley Escape, The Waterfront Pub and Beyond Expectations Sailing Tours, have teamed up to offer you a unique vacation package when you book your stay anytime during September and October 2021. Click here to learn more about this awesome deal.