Mount Carleton Provincial Park

Fire-spotting hut on Mount Carleton (IR Walker 1993)

Mount Carleton Provincial Park, established in 1970, is the largest provincial park in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. Encompassing 174 km² in the remote highlands of north-central New Brunswick, the park's dominant natural features include the highest peak in the Maritimes, Mount Carleton, and several large freshwater lakes (Nictau Lake, Little Nictau Lake, Bathurst Lake, and the Nepisiguit Lakes). Located at the headwaters of the Nepisiguit River and the Tobique River, the lakes offered a convenient portage route between the Nepisiguit and St. John River watersheds. The Canadian portion of the International Appalachian Trail passes through the park.[1]

The mountains in the park are erosional remnants of resistant igneous rocks that remained after an ancient Mesozoic peneplain surface was uplifted in the Cenozoic to form a plateau, and subsequently dissected via millions of years of erosion by wind, water and glacial ice.[1][1][2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c The Canadian Encyclopedia,
  2. ^ Wilson, R. A., M. A. Parkhill, and J. I. Carroll, New Brunswick Appalachian Transect: Bedrock and Quaternary geology of the Mount Carleton - Restigouche River Area,
  3. ^ Roland, A. E. 1982. Geological Background and Physiography of Nova Scotia. Halifax: The Nova Scotian Institute of Science.
  4. ^ Encyclopaedia Britannica,

External links

Coordinates: 47°22′42″N 66°52′30″W / 47.37833°N 66.875°W / 47.37833; -66.875 (Mount Carleton Provincial Park)

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