• Distance:
  • 238km / 148 Mi
  • Duration:
  • 3:48:13

Ride your motorcycle along the Saint John River in New Brunswick in 147 miles (237 km) in 4 hours along sweeping curves and many twisties of New Brunswick Route 105 (NB Route 105). Start in Grand Falls with its beautiful waters and finish up in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick.

From Grand Falls ride South on NB Route 105. The road has many sweeping turns and a lot of twisties as it follows along Saint John's River.

Grand Falls is a town with 5,700 people on the St. John River. The town is named after Grand Falls which is a waterfall with rock ledges 60 feet (18 metres) high. You can zip-line across the falls for $40 or check out the Grand Falls Golf Course, the Grand Falls Marina, the Museum, the Farmer's Market (summer) and numerous camp grounds. For more information on what to see, where to eat and sleep in Grand Falls see: http://www.grandfalls.com/

From Grand Falls to Perth-Andover, ride South on NB Route 105. The road runs parallel to St. John River, it has many sweeping turns and a lot of twisties.

Perth-Andover is a small town of 1,700 people; the town is divided by the river, with Perth sitting on the Eastern bank and Andover on the Western bank. For more information on what to see, where to eat and sleep in Perth-Andover see: http://www.perth-andover.com/

Continue riding South on NB Route 105 from Perth-Andover to Upper Kent. The road here follows the curves of Saint John River.

Upper Kent is a small community you will likely just pass through. It is located at the halfway point between Perth-Andover and Florenceville-Bristol.

Ride Southeast from Upper Kent continuing the ride on NB Route 105, once you pass through Bath ride Southwest to arrive in Florenceville-Bristol.

Florenceville-Bristol is a town of 1,600 people, and is known as the french fry capital of the world. McCain's First Headquarters is located here; they'rethe largest producer of french fries in the world. So popular, one in every three fries sold is a McCain fry. Florenceville-Bristol is also home to a unique bridge, the Florenceville Bridge, half covered in wood and half in steel truss. For more information on what to see, where to eat and sleep in Florenceville-Bristol see: http://www.florencevillebristol.ca/

From Florenceville-Bristol to Hartland, ride South along the river following NB Route 105. This is the approximate half way point in the motorcycle route.

Hartland is a town of 1,000 people and is famous for having the World's longest covered bridge. For more information on what to see, where to eat and sleep in Hartland see: http://www.town.hartland.nb.ca/

Continue following NB Route 105 from Hartland to Nackawic. This part of the route is a long 39.5 mi (12 km) twisty stretch of road that follows the river South, then East and then North to Nackawic.

Nackawic is a town of 1,000 people located 65 mi (20 km) West of Fredericton. The town is home to the world's largest axe, which makes sense because the town has a large mill that produces kraft paper pulp. The axe stands 49 feet (15 metres) tall and weighs over 55 tons.

Continue on NB Route 105 for 43 mi (13 km) from Nackawic to Fredericton on very twisty roads, with lots of sweeping turns. Ride Southwest towards the Scoodawabscook Bend. Then ride your motorcycle North passing over McNally's Cove. Ride Northeast passing Mactaquac Provincial Park Golf Course, and ride over the bridge before riding Southeast towards an Esso gas station. Ride Northeast through farmland and forest. Pass through Keswick then ride East following the river again on NB Route 105. Pass Douglas and several small river islands South of the road to reach the final stop.

Fredericton is a metropolitan city of 105,000 people and home to the University of New Brunswick, it's also the capital. The city has a long and interesting history, more of which can be read on New Brunswick wiki site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HistoryofFredericton . There is lots of things to do in this riverfront city! For more information on what to see, where to eat and sleep in Fredericton see: http://www.tourismfredericton.ca

This motorcycle route though New Brunswick is 147 miles (237 km), doable in 4 hours. You'll find sweeping curves and many twisties along the Saint John River. The motorcycle route starts in Grand Falls and ends in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick. This ride is beautiful and is one of New Brunswick's best scenic motorcycle routes. Enjoy the ride! EatSleepRIDE.

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