The Shiphaven trail offers magnificent views of the Point Wolfe River and its estuary, and insights into the cultural and natural history of the Point Wolfe area through a series of interpretive panels. This trail has many boardwalks and stairs for a leisurely stroll.
The parking lot is located just after the Point Wolfe covered bridge, to the right. You have to cross the road to access the trail.
Highlights Throughout the Year
- Learn about Fundy’s logging past and how the river and forest are recovering since the Park was created in 1948.
- Look across the river to the seaside cliffs. They are home to some of Fundy’s rare plants such as the bird’s eye primrose (Primula laurentiana) and the livelong saxifrage (Saxifraga Aizoon).
- The northeast corner of North America is the only place to find Red spruce in the whole world! Get familiar with Red spruce along this trail. Their lifespan can be 400 years or more – given the chance.
- At the lookout, early in the morning, listen for the haunting call of the Common Raven. Bold, clever, and inquisitive this large bird often builds its nest on cliffs – Point Wolfe is home!
- Know your physical limits; Fundy’s wilderness is famous for its rugged cliffs and river valleys. Choose a trail that is challenging but enjoyable for you.
- Pack for comfort and safety: A sweater and a windbreaker are good insurance against variable weather. We recommend footwear with good traction and support. Pack fresh water and a snack, even if you’re planning a short hike.
- Plan your route and stick to it. Let someone know where you plan on hiking and your estimated time of return.
- For your own safety and to preserve the ecological integrity of our Park, stay on marked trails.
- Leave no trace! Please carry out all garbage, yours and any you may find on the trail.