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Woodstock (New Brunswick)

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Woodstock (New Brunswick)

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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.

Woodstock, New Brunswick

Get in[edit]

By Plane[edit]

The closest airport is in Fredericton, approximately 1 hour south-east of Woodstock. The airport code YFC.

By Train[edit]

The nearest train station, operated by Via Rail [1], is nearly three hours away by car in Moncton.

By Bus[edit]

Acadian Bus Lines [2] 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.

By Car[edit]

  • 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.

Get around[edit]

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.

Car Rentals

  • Eh One Rent A Car Inc: 319 Connell Street, 506 328-3300

Taxi Companies

  • Classic Car Service, 506 323-0123
  • Mike's Taxi, 506 328-9581
  • Spanky's Taxi, 506 328-TAXI


Historically, Woodstock is 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 [3].

See[edit][add listing]

Woodstock, as the oldest incorporated town in New Brunswick, has many historical buildings. As well, due to its location along the scenic St. John River, there are many beautiful locations for outdoor activities.

The Old Carleton County Court House[edit]

19 Court Street in Upper Woodstock, 506 328-9706, open daily from 10am-6pm in July and August (other times by appointment by phoning ahead).

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 [4]. It was designated as a protected heritage site in 1977. Ask to see the Judge's Chamber! The Victorian Christmas Concert is held here on the last weekend in November.

L. P. Fisher Library[edit]

The L. P. Fisher Library
679 Main Street, 506 325-4777, [5]

The L. P. Fisher Public Library 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 Charles Connell House[edit]

The Charles Connell House
128 Connell Street, 506 328-9706, open daily from 10am-6pm in July and August (other times by appointment by phoning ahead).

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.

Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve[edit]

The Meduxnekeag River Association [6] has purchased and protected the 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 year round to the public.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • 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 [7] 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 [8], Hobby Shows, the Demo Derby, Live Entertainment and much, much more.
Hayes Falls
  • Dooryard Arts Festival [9] is a four-day mixed arts festival in August that showcases the best in local and regional art, music, theatre, film and writing. Over 25 live music acts, an assortment of art displays, workshops, street market and 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 [10] has a list of all of the area's churches.
  • Celebrate Christmas - Victorian style! Each year the town holds Victorian Christmas activities, with a Festival of Lights, a concert at the Old Court House, and more! Visit the Town of Woodstock's webiste [11] for a full list of events.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • 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 early 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 [12] 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!
  • If you are a visitor from the United States, you are eligible for a tax rebate on any items purchased in Canada. Stop by the Atlantic Travel Centre [13] on your way to the the border crossing to Maine.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • 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.
  • The Fusion Coffee Company is a new and eclectic gem in Woodstock, located at 612 Main Street, 506 328-6942. Serving up great coffee, interesting lunches and yummy desserts, this is a definite pit-stop. Most of the town's in-crowd can be spotted here!
  • The "Riverside Pub" has been in business over 13 years and has agreat location overlooking 2 rivers and downtown . The best pub style food around and the most convient hours available (eat until 11 pm any day) seating for over 200 and can take care of any request within reason .
  • Woodstock has the highest number of Tim Hortons [14] per capita in New Brunswick and probably in the world. With 4 stores for 5,000 people that's about 1 per 1250 people. To put this in perspective that translates to almost 2000 stores for Vancouver!
  • Fiddlehead ferns are a local specialty.
  • Woodstock also has a variety of standard North American fast food chains, from MacDonalds to Pizza Hut.

Drink[edit][add listing]

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(beer) open 7 days a week serving food until 11 pm and bar open until 2 am daily . Over 100 kinds of liquor and 11 draughts and over 20 domestic and imported beer .

There is one Liquor Store NB 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.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Hotels and Motels[edit]

  • Atlantic Inns, TCH Exit 184, Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville, ph: 1-877-733-4667
  • Best Western, TCH Exit 185, 123 Gallop Court, Woodstock, ph: 506 328-2378
  • Cosy Cabins Motel, Route 165, Lower Woodstock, ph: 506 328-3344
  • Econo Lodge, TCH Exit 188, Woodstock, ph: 506 328-8876
  • John Gyles Motor Inn, Exit 200 TCH, Riceville, ph: 1-866-381-8800
  • Howard Johnson Inn, TCH Exit 188, Woodstock, ph: 1-877-328-1961
  • Stiles Motel Hillview, 827 Main St, Woodstock, ph: 506 328-6671

Bed and Breakfasts[edit]

  • Brigittes’ B&B, 982 - Route 560, Jacksontown, ph: 506 325-2298
  • Chalet Swiss B&B, Route 105, Northampton, ph: 506 328-6751
  • Edgewater Pines, 1802 Route 165, Lower Woodstock, ph: 506 328-3285
  • Mrs. Leonard’s Guest Home, 123 Chapel Street, Woodstock, ph: 506 328-4494
  • Northampton House B and B, 4355 Route 105, Northampton, ph. 506-328-6713
  • Prism B&B, 114 Victoria St, Woodstock, ph: 506 328-8981
  • Riverside B&B, 109 Church St, Woodstock, ph: 506 328-3094
  • Sheriff Winslow House, 44 Rte 560, Upper Woodstock, ph: 506 328-6200
  • Shirley’s B&B, 116 Parkwood Drive, Woodstock, ph: 506 325-2756


  • Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Acres, TCH Exit 191, Woodstock, ph: 506 328-6287 [15]
  • Connell Park Campground, Connell Park Road, Woodstock, ph: 506 325-4979
  • Cosy Cabins Motel, Route 165, Lower Woodstock, ph: 506 328-3344

Get out[edit]

  • Try Candlepin Bowling [16] 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!

Routes through Woodstock
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