Moonshine Brook, NB

Albrights Corner, New Brunswick (Sunbury County)

Last Updated: 12/01/2021
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It is important to note the background behind these lakes since the water looks crystal clear like pool water and appears very inviting. While there are no signs warning of any contamination, or prohibiting swimming, visitors should know the background and make informed decisions based on this knowledge. More info here. The New England Settlement region, was home to a surface coal mine covering 100 hectares that was operated from 1982–1985. When operations seized, the mine was reclaimed using less porous materials than the surrounding host rock. Therefore, groundwater and surface water flow preferentially through the waste rock. The acid mine drainage (AMD) is characterized by a pH of 3.5 and high concentrations of iron and aluminum giving this water it's distinctly bright green and blue colour. A hydrated lime water treatment plant was constructed in 1986 to treat the AMD using chemical precipitation. The discharge is being treated pursuant to the Clean Water Act and to mitigate the ecological risk. Since treatment, the levels of contaminants have decreased each year.

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Waypoints

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The trail begins as an access route for a few houses along the route as well as hunting cabins that can be found along the first few kms of the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

From the city of Fredericton, take Route 10 towards Noonan and follow it for 21.28 mi (34.2 km) until you reach the Shell gas station in Albright's Corner. The trailhead is just 315 ft. (96 m) from the gas station on the left (north) side of the road. From Lakeville Corner take Route 670 and head north until the road intersects with Route 10. The trailhead is directly across the road of Route 670 at this intersection.

Camping

Dispersed

Land Use Issues

ATVs are common on these trails.

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Writer Information

Virgil Dessouroux

Mapping Crew - New Brunswick, Canada

Currently full time serving member in the CAF, co-owner of North Bound Expeditions Inc. Located in New Brunswick, Canada, signed up to develop a solid trail network database for the region. For anyone planning on visiting the Maritimes, visit www.nbexpeditions.com for info.
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