Immerse yourself in nature, adventure, and maritime hospitality in the Destination Nackawic region this summer. Located in the heart of New Brunswick, Destination Nackawic is the ideal place to top off your summer vacation. With a number of scenic sites and hikes, charming accommodations, delicious dining, and plenty of opportunities to explore, your summer in Destination Nackawic is bound to become the most memorable of them all.  

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider topping off your summer vacation in Destination Nackawic: 

The Great Outdoors  

Destination Nackawic is the perfect place for those who love spending time outdoors. With miles of pristine trails and waterways, there’s no shortage of things to do in the great outdoors. If you’re looking for an adventure, ATVing, golfing, sailing and boating are popular activities in Destination Nackawic. The region is also home to some of the best bass fishing in Canada, so be sure to bring your tackle box!  

  • Big Axe Marina 

The new Big Axe Marina located on the Town of Nackawic’s beautiful waterfront is a friendly and lively gathering place for locals and tourists alike. It’s conveniently located near a grocery and liquor store which makes it easy to prepare and pack for your day on the water. The brand-new dock is complete with a boat launch, docking space for boaters, a boat washing station, fueling station, kayak and water bike rental options, and Big Axe souvenirs. Not to mention, the Marina has some of the most beautiful views of the Saint John River. It’s truly the perfect place to kick-start any sunny summer day.  

Maritime Hospitality 

New Brunswick is known for its friendly and lively people, and that’s no different in Destination Nackawic. The locals are always ready to help make your summer vacation the best it can be. From helping you find the perfect restaurant to recommending the best hiking trails, the people of Destination Nackawic will go above and beyond to ensure you have a great experience in their town.  

  • Big Axe Brewery is one of the most recommended places in Destination Nackawic. The brewery has several locals who have become regulars, and even tourists who travel from afar to taste their award-winning beer and cider and to experience the rustic taproom. Not to mention the amazing views offered from the wrap-around deck overlooking the Saint John River. The Big Axe is central to the Town of Nackawic and can also be accessed by water, with docking space available for boaters to pull up and grab a refreshing beverage. The Big Axe often hosts trendy food trucks on site as well as live music to keep you entertained. The brewery is truly an ultimate way to experience Destination Nackawic’s maritime hospitality.  
  • The Waterfront Pub and Eatery is a locally owned gem with a spectacular view of the Saint John River and the Nackawic Stream. It’s easy-going and the friendly environment serves up all your favourite Pub foods and many beers and cider made by local breweries. The Pub serves food every day, breakfast on the weekend, and is famous for making a mean Caesar. However, their biggest secret is homemade pizza. Hand-made pizza dough and special sauce made from scratch from their mom’s old Italian recipe, nothing beats it. The Pub’s covered patio overlooks the water with always a gentle breeze to keep you cool. On top of the awesome food and drinks, the Waterfront Pub is accessible by a private dock for boaters and front door service for ATVers and snowmobilers. So, no matter what brings you to our beautiful region, treat yourself to a meal that is sure to please and hospitality next to none.  Follow the Pub on Facebook to keep up with specials and more.  

Charming Accommodations  

After a long day exploring everything that Destination Nackawic has to offer, you’ll want a nice place to rest your head. Luckily, the region is home to a number of cozy cabins, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds. Whether you’re looking for a more comfortable stay or a more rustic camping experience, you’ll be able to find it in Destination Nackawic.  

  • Mariner’s Point Campground 

Take your summer vacation on the road and settle in at Mariner’s Point. This campground celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2022, what a milestone! On top of that, Mariner’s is not only notable for its beauty and fun, but also took home the title of the 2022 Winner of Favorite Campground and was awarded the Excellence NB People’s Choice. This 75-site campground is located in Destination Nackawic on the shores of the Saint John River and can accommodate motorhomes, travel trailers and tents. Convenience is key at Mariner’s Point Campground, being only a short distance from the Trans-Canada Highway and having a town nearby to equip campers with essentials. The campground also has access to a local golf course, and regional attractions (such as Kings Landing and the World’s Largest Axe). Not to mention the campground’s exceptional waterfront which is ideal for boating, fishing, and swimming.  Here you can also experience special weekend events with local professional musicians, good food and fabulous fireworks. Campers at Mariner’s Point go above and beyond to help out their neighbours and make travellers feel at home. Click here for more details and to book your summer vacation at Mariner’s Point Campground.  

  • Sunset View Campground 

If you’re looking for an enhanced camping experience, Sunset View Campground is the perfect place to book a summer getaway. The new owners of the campground have completely updated and reinvented this beautiful property. The seasonal and transient boutique campground offers unparalleled vistas and a newly renovated swimming pool area with a spa-like atmosphere, all rolled into a peaceful and tranquil environment. With the goal of making your camping experience one to remember, over half of the campsites offer breathtaking river views of the mighty Saint John River, making the sunsets especially magical. Watch as the sunset consumes the skies while cozied up by the fire with smores and a glass of wine. This year, Sunset View is premiering their “Concerts in the Campground” and “Movies under the Stars” on their brand-new event stage. For an unforgettable camping experience, book your summer getaway at Sunset View Campground. 

Destination Nackawic is a hidden gem that is sure to impress. Whether you’re a first-time tourist or a recurring visitor, you will feel the magic Destination Nackawic radiates after vacationing in the region. Here, you will find all the beauty nature has to offer, igniting your inner explorer. You will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed after experiencing some of the best hospitality in the nation. Most of all, you will have a memory bank full of idyllic sunsets, hiking trails, waterfalls, campfires, live music, cozy cabins, smiles, singing, and so much more. So, what are you waiting for? Top off your summer the best way possible, book your vacation in Destination Nackawic today.  

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