Woodstock is in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.
The Town of Woodstock is located in Western New Brunswick at 46.15°N, 67.57°W. The region is bordered to the west by the US state of Maine, and is 45 mi (72 km) WNW of Fredericton. It is known as "The Hospitality Town." Woodstock is the oldest incorporated town in New Brunswick.
- From the US: Highway I-95 joins the Trans Canada Highway in Woodstock. Follow the I-95 north-east through Maine.
- The Trans Canada Highway (Highway 2) passes through Woodstock half-way through New Brunswick. There are several exits along the highway to enter the town.
The closest airport is in Fredericton, approximately 1 hour south-east of Woodstock. The airport code YFC.
Acadian Bus Lines offers affordable travel to and from Woodstock to major Maritime centres, including Edmundston, Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton. Riders can catch connecting rides to other locations, such as Montreal, Toronto, Halifax (Nova Scotia), and to the United States.
The nearest train station, operated by Via Rail, is nearly three hours away by car in Moncton.
There is no public transportation in Woodstock. Visitors have five options: bring their own vehicle, rent a vehicle, bring a bicycle, walk everywhere, or take a taxi.
- Eh One Rent A Car Inc: 319 Connell Street, 506 328-3300
- Classic Car Service, 506 323-0123
- Don's Taxi, 506 325-9700
- Mike's Taxi, 506 328-9581
- Spanky's Taxi, 506 328-TAXI
Woodstock historically has been a very unicultural, Christian town. While Woodstockers are for the most part a friendly and polite people, visible minorities who travel through Woodstock can expect the occasional stare.
Speak like you're from the Valley: Learn about the local dialect at the Dooryard.
- The L. P. Fisher Public Library at 679 Main Street, 506 325-4777 is one of Woodstock’s prized community assets. Situated on Main Street in the heart of town, it was designed and constructed early in the 20th century from part of the fortune which L.P. Fisher, Woodstock’s first mayor, left for the civic betterment of the town. The Fisher Library is both a heritage building and a busy working library, part of the provincial library system. It also houses three specialized collections: the Dr. G.F. Clark collection of Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) artifacts; the local historical and genealogical reference books and manuscripts of the W.O. Raymond Room; and the Dalton Camp Canadiana collection. The latter are both named for and in part provided by writers whose roots were in Woodstock.
- The Old Carleton County Court House is located at 19 Court Street in Upper Woodstock. The Court house was built in 1833. When the new court house was constructed in 1883, the Old Court House was used as a horse barn until 1966 when it was purchased and restored by the Carleton County Historical Society. It was designated as a protected heritage site in 1977. It is open to the public daily from 10am-6pm in July and August and at other times by appointment by phoning 506 328-9706. The Victorian Christmas Concert is held here on the last weekend in November. Ask to see the Judge's Chamber!
The Honourable Charles Connell House was built in 1840 and was once the home of politician Charles Connell. The house is now a museum which contains authentic artifacts from that era and houses the Carleton County Historical Society's archives. The Museum is located at 128 Connell Street, 506 328-9706.
The Charles Connell House
- The Meduxnekeag River Association has purchased and protected the Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve. The Meduxnekeag River Valley is the New Brunswick heart of a rich and unique type of hardwood forest. Containing many provincially rare and uncommon plant species, the surviving scattered patches of this "Appalachian" or "St. John River" hardwood forest occupy only about 1 percent of their original extent. The Association has created a well-marked 10 km network open to the public, which is an enjoyable, low-impact hike for nature lovers of all ages.
- Take a Walking Tour of Woodstock, to view the beautiful public and private Victorian-era buildings in the historic downtown and nearby streets. Maps can be obtained at local tourist bureaus, the Library, or the Charles Connell House. Each home along the tour has a sign with its description on the front of the property.
- Old Home Week is a county-fair type celebrated in Woodstock each year. There are various festivities held at the fairground and throughout the town, including: the Tractor Pull, the Joe McGuire Road Race, the Miss New Brunswick Pageant, Hobby Shows, the Demo Derby, Live Entertainment and much, much more.
- Hike the Maliseet Trail. This trail passess through a mixed forest stand and has a gentle uphill grade. The trail ends at the Hayes Falls. The ice buildup makes a prime site for an easy and fun winter-time ice climb (lots of anchor potential at the top) and a great winter camping spot to boot. The trail is located about 3km south of Woodstock along the highway, but isn't very well marked. Stop by a tourist bureau to get proper directions.
- Another popular event is the annual Atlantic Bass Tournament. Woodstock is renowned as one of the premier places in North America for catching small mouth bass because the waterways are natural breeding grounds for this frisky fish.
- The Carleton Civic Centre is located at 105 Connell Park Road, 506 325-4671. Open year round to visitors and residents, the Civic Centre offers an indoor walking track, indoor swimmnig in a 5-lane, 25-metre pool, and a well-equipped Fitness Centre. Indoor skating is also offered during the winter months.
- Join the locals in worship! Woodstock is a very Christian town, and all of the churches openly welcome visitors to their services. The Town of Woodstock's website has a list of all of the area's churches.
- The Farm Market features dozens of local vendors who offer vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers, plants, eggs, jams, pickles, maple syrup, home baking, crafts and more. The Farm Market is open yearly on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's a great place to sample local produce, find a perfect gift and meet many of the colourful locals. The Market, located at 220 King Street where the picturesque Meduxnekeag River meets the St. John River, also serves lunch time fare such as barbecued buffalo burgers.
- Stop by the Soup’R Steak & Bake at 289 Connell Street, 506 328-2216 to pick up some Whoopie Pies. A New England and Maritime speciality, Whoopie Pies are chocolate cookie sandwiches filled with a creamy frosting. A definite must for any visit to Woodstock!
The Hinky Dinky Restaurant is located at 467 Main Street, 506 328-6273. Serving old fashioned burgers and fries, with down-home hospitality, the brightly painted Hinky Dinky restaurant is a beloved local hangout.
The Hinky Dinky Restaurant
- Many people consider Woodstock as having the best sandwiches in the world, sold at The Pantry Shop at 629 Main Street, 506 328-2362. The sandwiches are more commonly known as "Anna sandwiches," named after Anna Andow who makes and sells them. The sandwiches are notorious for being enormous, over-stuffed and delicious.
- Fiddlehead ferns are a local specialty.
- Woodstock also has a variety of standard North American fast food chains, from MacDonalds to Pizza Hut.
Woodstock has a few watering holes, with the usual selection of Canadian beers.
- Dooly's: 108 Carleton Street, 506 328-2208
- JR's Nightclub: 524 Main Street, 506 328-9326
- Riverside Pub: 558 Main Street, 506 325-2337
There is one NB Liquor Store located at 108 Carleton Street, 506 328-4190. With the usual selection of liqueurs and spirits, this location also has a great selection of local micro-brewed beers and regional wines. Ask the friendly staff for suggestions.
Hotels and Motels
- Atlantic Inns: TCH Exit 184, Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville, 1-877-733-4667
- Best Western: TCH Exit 185, 123 Gallop Court, Woodstock, 506 328-2378
- Cosy Cabins Motel: Route 165, Lower Woodstock, 506 328-3344
- Econo Lodge: TCH Exit 188, Woodstock, 506 328-8876
- John Gyles Motor Inn: Exit 200 TCH, Riceville, 1-866-381-8800
- Howard Johnson Inn: TCH Exit 188, Woodstock, 1-877-328-1961
- Stiles Motel Hillview: 827 Main St, Woodstock, 506 328-6671
Bed and Breakfasts
- Brigittes’ B&B: 982 - Route 560, Jacksontown, 506 325-2298
- Chalet Swiss B&B: Route 105, Northampton, 506 328-6751
- Edgewater Pines: 1802 Route 165, Lower Woodstock, 506 328-3285
- Mrs. Leonard’s Guest Home: 123 Chapel Street, Woodstock, 506 328-4494
- Prism B&B: 114 Victoria St, Woodstock, 506 328-8981
- Riverside B&B: 109 Church St, Woodstock, 506 328-3094
- Sheriff Winslow House: 44 Rte 560, Upper Woodstock, 506 328-6200
- Shirley’s B&B: 116 Parkwood Drive, Woodstock, 506 325-2756
- Connell Park Campground: Connell Park Road, Woodstock, 506 325-4979
- Try Candlepin Bowling at the Woodstock Bowlacade. With a funky 70s decor and good fries, you are sure to have a good time! Take Exit 184 on the Trans Canada Highway. 506 328-8418
- The 9-hole course at the Woodstock Golf & Curling Club facility at 132 St. Andrews Street, 506 328-2386 features all the hallmarks of New Brunswick golf. If you're travelling through in the winter, stop by to try your hand at curling!
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