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Salmon River Suspension Bridge
Salmon River Suspension Bridge
Salmon River Suspension Bridge
Salmon River Suspension Bridge
Salmon River Suspension Bridge
Salmon River Suspension Bridge

Salmon River Suspension Bridge

It's worth the trip out to experience the 84m (275 ft) suspension footbridge! Stop at parking lot 8 (P8) near the Interpretive Centre and follow the Suspension Bridge Trail inland along Big Salmon River.

This amazing suspension bridge was once a covered bridge until it was washed out in a spring freshet.

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Type of Trip

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Location

Fundy Trail Parkway

Activity Level

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Distance

12

km

Time

Less than 30 min

Cost

$

What To Expect

Trip Highlights

The Salmon River Suspension Bridge is a remarkable landmark located within the Fundy Trail Parkway in St. Martins, New Brunswick. This pedestrian bridge is a popular attraction that offers visitors a thrilling and scenic experience.


Spanning the Salmon River, the suspension bridge provides a captivating vantage point to admire the natural beauty of the surrounding area. The bridge's design allows visitors to cross the river while being suspended above the rushing waters, offering breathtaking views of the river gorge and the lush forested landscape.


The Salmon River Suspension Bridge is not only a marvel of engineering but also serves as a gateway to various hiking trails within the Fundy Trail Parkway. It provides access to picturesque pathways that wind through the coastal wilderness, leading to hidden waterfalls, serene viewpoints, and pristine beaches.


Walking across the bridge, visitors can feel the gentle sway and hear the sound of the river below, immersing themselves in the sights and sounds of nature. The bridge offers an opportunity for quiet reflection, photography, and an intimate connection with the surrounding environment.

For adventure enthusiasts, the Salmon River Suspension Bridge is a thrilling experience, combining a sense of height, motion, and natural beauty. It adds an element of excitement to the exploration of the Fundy Trail Parkway and leaves a lasting impression on those who cross it.


Whether seeking scenic views, outdoor adventure, or a moment of tranquility, the Salmon River Suspension Bridge offers a captivating experience that showcases the splendor of St. Martins and the Fundy coast.

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Salmon River Suspension Bridge

Sea Captains' Burial Ground

Follow the Sea Captains' Burial Ground Footpath on the Fundy Trail and you'll find your way to two family burial grounds. The Fownes and Melvin families were some of the original settlers in this area. They were both big shipbuilding families with captains who sailed all around the world - including Europe, India, Africa, Australia, and the Pacific coast of the United States. More than 45 are buried in the two restored cemeteries. If you do the loop, it's about a 1km hike.

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Motorcycles

The Fundy Parkway is a must-see destination for those looking to take their motorcycles out for a beautiful ride! You can easily bike the entire Parkway and stop at the many lookout points along the way.

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Fundy Trail Parkway - Parking Lot 2

Take the Sea Captains’ Burial Ground Footpath and you'll come upon two burial plots. One for the Fownes family and the other for the Melvin family. These two families lived in the area even before the original settlement was established in 1783. They are credited with building 32 ships and working two large farms from 1820 to 1864.  There are more than 45 family members buried in the two cemeteries.

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