Mount Carleton Provincial Park

mount_carleton_provincial_park_skyThis park is home to the highest points in the Appalachian Range in New Brunswick. Several trails summit various peaks – there are multiple possible combinations making this a good stop for a single night or multi day hike.

The park is a dark sky preserve area, a designation that limits artificial light pollution – one of only seven such sites in Eastern Canada. It has an excellent dark sky rating of 2 on the Bortle Scale (“typical truly dark site”) making it a perfect path for the night-sky-loving backpacker.

In the east the park borders the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq River Trail, allowing this to be a possible starting or ending point for that path as well. In the west the IAT-NB passes through the park.