Kouchibouguac’s 60 kilometres of bicycle paths are ideal for gentle exploration. Pedal along well-maintained gravel-topped trails that lead past striking fields of wildflowers, multifaceted peat bogs, saltwater lagoons and grand Acadian woodland.

Alongside the Kouchibouguac River, natural formations of Sandstone Garden invite Zen-like relaxation—and make sure to get a photo of the famous Leaning Pine. Later, search for the “bridge under the bridge”—a less-travelled route traversing the meandering Black River. Popular Major Kollock Trail leads mountain bikers past bogs, through woodland and atop sand on a varied-terrain adventure.

Then watch the lobster fishermen bring in the day’s catch at Loggiecroft Wharf—one of two working commercial docks—and park your bike for a walk on Osprey Trail. Numerous rest shelters dot the crisscrossing routes. Directional signs are plentiful. Equal parts active and relaxing, this is some of Atlantic Canada’s finest riding.