Nerepis River

Nerepis River near Grand Bay-Westfield, NB


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5 kms
3hours
moderate
River Kayaking
Summer, Fall, Spring
Grand Bay-Westfield, NB
User kelsey#1
This can be a 5 km to 25 km depending if you want to paddle the whole length of the river or just do the loop.
If you just want to do the loop, start at the small boat ramp just before the government garage on the left coming from Grandbay/Westfield at Woodmans Point just across the steel bridge on route #102 going to Browns Flats and up towards Gagetown. You can paddle up the wide channel on the right or go the narrow way first to the left, either way leads you back to where you started. About half way into the trip the river branches into a three way fork, stay right to bring you back to the starting point or go left and continue on up the river which leads to the community of Sagwa, Nerepis, Welsford, and up into the army training grounds of Camp Gagetown.
Another entry point is continue on up for about 5 minutes to the Nerepis Road, route# 177, past the intersection of route# 102 to the Brittain Road on the right. Just a couple hundred feet past the train tracks on the Brittain Rd. is a big bridge and the Nerepis River runs under it. Right after the bridge, turn down a small dirt road on the right which leads you to a launch site for your kayaks or canoes. From here you can go left ,which takes you down stream to the Saint John River or the loop paddle first mentioned. If you go right up stream, this is where the river can get quite tricky in some spots, like small rapids ,sand bars ,and rocks. This end of the river is best done in the spring and early summer when the water is high and best to come down stream from Cochrane Lane in Welesford.
During the paddle you can see osprey, eagles, hawks, blue heron, deer, moose, beaver, and a variety of other small animals.

Directions:

From Saint John, head NW towards Fredericton on highway #7. Take exit# 80 to Westfield and Gagetown, route #102. Go straight through the intersection heading north up the 102. Just about 1/2 kilometer from the intersection you go through a steel bridge and just on the left there is a government garage. Turn left, which looks like a dirt driveway, and the small entry point is on the left down near the water. If you come to the Campbell Rd. on the left, you have gone too far.

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