“the highest peak in the Maritime Provinces”
Mount Carleton is the highest peak in the Maritime Provinces. Found in the provinces northern regions, it is located in an accessible wilderness, along good paved roads but with no bordering towns or villages. This accessible isolation is a large part of its appeal. The park is located in the northern extension of the Appalachian Mountains. Aside from the 820m Mount Carleton, the park has several other significant peaks including Mount Bailey, Bald Mount Brook, Mount Head and the well know Sagamook, all of which have trails around or over them. There are several lakes and two major rivers along with many brooks and streams within the parks 17,427hectares. The parks most popular lake is Nictau, which is at the core of the parks camping area and has a designated area for swimming. You'll also find hiking trails and camp sites along the lakes beautiful shoreline.
Mount Carleton is a great place for a hike but it should never be underestimated. Be sure to always bring hydration and some safety stuff in case of emergency.
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