June 26, From Saint-Quentin, NB to Mactaquac Provincial park
Staff in the Motel were nice to let me park the bike in their garage.
A simple breakfast was included which was good as I did not have to shop and stop to eat.
Packing and getting ready to go.
An old restaurant of the town
It’s too early and visitor center is closed, I don’t know if it was really an old train station, but that’s how they made it look like now.
Continuing on Appalachian route which is marked by a mountain on brown square along the route.
It passes by Carleton mountain, and part of the road became gravel only, so much gravel riding this trip!
I didn’t stop at Carleton mountain and continued riding through Appalachian,
There were lots of these! flowers on the side of the road in this section.
On the country roads or the coast, the houses and buildings have vibrant colour and some made their houses look really nice.
At some point were I stopped by the side of the road I noticed this shortcut through grass to access the ATV tracks, I got the itch to ride off-road again, here I go.
Back on the road again.
In Florenceville Bristol, there is another restored train station.
Visitor center was beside the train station and were selling ice create too, I couldn’t resist this time as it is very hot.
Then in Heartland I passed by longest covered bridge
And a new bridge and other stuff!
At some point the Appalachian route was going into highway and I decided to avoid it and take another route, GPS showed me another route and I took it, When I entered the road had a sign of Cul-De-Sac, I ignored and continued.
then it got much smaller and had this sign on it.
It didn’t say no motorized vehicle so I continued…
It was obviously abandoned old road that vegetation are taking over and sink holes are appearing along the trail.
But it was ok and nice trail until I got to this!
Since I can not fit in there with the bike, I have to go back and try a different route, which was an hour longer but it was nice ride as the weather is cooling off a little bit too.
Finally I got to Mactaquac Provincial park, got a camp site. the tent is already dried from two nights ago, since I had it open and strap to the back seat so it gets aired to dry off.
The site is just 20 meters from the lake, so I went for a swim, in this warm weather and riding for so long in hot sun, swim in cold water is the best.
Day 10, 400km