Never more than 1 minute to the water, one of our largest recreational assets is our natural environment. A walk along the shore can provide great exercise and a chance to reconnect with nature – just remember to watch the tides. In Blacks Harbour you can enjoy a personal connection with the Bay of Fundy.
In addition to our natural wonders, the municipality, Blacks Harbour School and other community partners have made investments in our parks and recreational facilities to meet the needs of residents and visitors alike.
Connors Bros. Nature Preserve at Pea Point
In partnership with Connors Bros. and the Nature Trust of New Brunswick, the Village of Blacks Harbour is happy to count the Connors Bros. Nature Preserve at Pea Point as one of our newest assets. The Connors Bros. Nature Preserve at Point Pea is located on Wallace Cove Road in Blacks Harbour, next to the Grand Manan Ferry terminal within the Fundy Coast Eco-district. The preserve covers 43 hectares (roughly 100 acres) with 2 km of coastline.
For more information on the Preserve, visit the Nature Trust's website by clicking on the following link:
Main Street Park is the heart of our community celebrations. Most community events are hosted from the Park, weather permitting, including Canada Day Celebrations, Fog Festival Concerts and Fireworks and Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. With washroom facilities, a bandstand and electricity, this is a great spot to host a function and is typically free of charge. Please contact the Municipal Office for more information; we love to see the park in use.
Mill Brook Park is located on the bank of Mill Brook and in the area of the first sawmill that was built in Blacks Harbour in 1930. This site features sheltered picnic tables and is a busy spot with residents and tourists alike. This is a great spot to have a picnic lunch on your way to Grand Manan.
There are four playgrounds located in the municipality for the enjoyment of our children and families. The brand new playground located at the Blacks Harbour Elementary School has been specially designed for the enjoyment of children under twelve and the playground located on Main Street (near the Patrick Connors Recreational Complex) and Wellington Road include baby swings.
In addition, the playgrounds located at Deadmans Harbour Road and Wellington Road offer basic playground equipment for all ages.
Patrick Connors Recreational Complex
Built in 1967, the Patrick Connors Recreational Complex is the heart of winter ice sports in Eastern Charlotte County. Home to the Charlotte County Whalers (Minor Hockey), the Senior League and Pick-up Hockey, the facility is a busy spot. During the winter season, you can contact us directly at 456-3934 or you can contact the Municipal Office at 456-4870. For the 2016/17 Ice Rental Rates, click here.