All Moncton Outdoor Enthusiasts Club events are cancelled

until further notice due to the Moncton Area now being in the Red Level of the NB COVID Recovery Plan.

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Orange Level Restrictions

As you all know the Province is now in the Orange Level and as such there are restrictions that affect our events. The Scheduling Director and hike leaders will review each event to determine if it can be held under these restrictions and events will be cancelled if necessary.

Members are reminded that under the Orange Level we are limited to a maximum of 25 participants and masks are required unless physical distancing can be maintained.

Below are the sections of the restrictions taken from the GNB website:

-Outdoor gatherings with physical distancing of 25 people or fewer are permitted. Physical distancing is required in all other settings.
-Masks are mandatory in indoor public places. Masks are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing of 2 metres cannot be maintained.

The hikes scheduled for this weekend will proceed subject to the above restrictions. See website for schedule hikes:

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Mapleton 8 Challenge

Looking for a New Year’s Resolution ? Join your fellow Outdoor Enthusiasts at Mapleton Park on Saturday May 1, 2021 for the “Mapleton 8 Challenge” – 8 laps (40km) around Mapleton park. Sounds like too much? Don’t think you can do it – You can, talk to the legendary Bill Mayo who does a 42km walk every year. Prizes for finishers. Start training NOW!

Signup here:

or call/text Julian at 506-830-6463 with your Name and Email address.

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Update for Sunday January 3rd, 2021

The event will be at the same time and location as previously indicated but bring your snowshoes.

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Kick off the New Year with these hikes:

Jan 2, 2021 Saturday: There will be a change in the location of the hike this Saturday because of water levels at Adair’s. It will be in Westcock (near Sackville) and will start at St. Ann’s Anglican Church (all heathens still welcome). It will be rated as moderate, around 10 to 12 kms max. There will be a bit of road hiking, cemetery hiking, dyke hiking, forest hiking and gravel pit lookout hiking. Lunch on rocks situated on the Cumberland Basin. Meet time at 9:00 (to stay ahead of the weather) at the Irving next to Paul St. in Dieppe, secondary meeting place at MacDonalds in Sackville right off the highway at between 9:30 and 9:45. A close examination of the hourly weather for Sackville indicates very light snow (less than 1 cm. per hour) starting at 1:00. We should be done by 2:00 or so. Hope you can make it. Paul 588-3034

Jan 3, 2021 Sunday: Hike 11 to 13 kms easy to moderate Tantramar Outdoor Club Trails in Sackville hwy 2 eastbound exit 500 walker Road. Meet Irving Station 64 Champlain at 10 a.m. Hike leader : Yvon 856-6826

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Dennis and Waterside beaches hike on Sunday December 27th

If you wish to rid yourself of some unwanted holiday calories I will be leading a hike on Dennis and Waterside beaches on Sunday December 27th. Meet at Petro-Can in Point Park at 12:00 or at the Four corners in Riverside/Albert at the Old Bank museum at 12:45. The hike is linear, flat (when have you ever been on a hilly beach) and rated easy to moderate. It is about 7 or 8 Kms. The meet time has to be in the PM because of tides. Weather is supposed to be sunny, minus 3 degrees and a bit windy. No special footwear required. Call Paul @ 588-3034.

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Some holiday cheer:

December 22, Tuesday: A leisurely stroll downtown to admire the Christmas lights, followed by holiday cheers at Buddha Bear. Walk from Chocolate River Station, Riverview to Moncton Library on the trail and return via Main Street. Easy – 2 hours. Meet at Chocolate River Station at 6:00 pm. Contact Elizabeth Gardner at 383-1853

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Winter 2021 Newsletter is now Online…

Season Greetings… who is looking forward to a New Year!!!

Our events leaders have been busy, checking their list twice… The new events for 2021 are now online. Find the events for January, February and March under “Upcoming Events” on our website.

A PDF version is also available in the archive under “Upcoming Events / Member Events” which is password protected… members should already have the password. The archive contains almost 10 years of events.

Also here are the preliminary details on the Summer event…

Summer Camping Trip – The 2021 Summer Camping Trip will be held this year at Mt. Carleton Provincial Park the week of August 30th to September 3rd. Hikes will be in the park and on portions of the Mi’kmaq Trail along the Nepisiguit River. Details and exact start and end dates will be provided later.

Here is hoping for a great winter… see you on the trail!


A view from Fundy National Park during the winter of 2011…

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Yvon Maillet’s inauguration message

We are lucky to have Yvon Maillet as our new president. He asked me to pass on his inauguration message:

“I welcome the opportunity to be President of the Moncton Outdoors Enthusiasts !The key goal is still to nurture the atmosphere of offering outdoor activities in all seasons.I will always remember my first hike and doing the circle for names and numbers. That circle of friends got us to explore the beauty of our region as we organized hikes to benefit us in all seasons. The circle also included hike leaders that elevated my hiking skills to be able to lead hikes, and I am sure that our present hike leaders would do the same for any new members.

Thanks to all for your support and contribution in making our club a success.



Hoping to see everyone on the trails.”

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Hikes for the weekend Dec19th/Dec20th

Saturday December 19th The Black Horse, Hastings Road, Maplegrove trails, perhaps 12 Kms. rated as moderate for most, perhaps strenuous for some, one long downhill and one long uphill (not steep), great tread to walk on. Lunch at a rustic cabin (not inside). Meeting time is 10:00 at Petro-Can in Point Park or Fundy Park headquarters at 11:15. Weather looks like sun/cloud, light winds and 0 degrees. Nice outing, try and make it. Call Paul at 588-3034.

Sunday December 20th Hike the new Scoudouc River Trail in Shediac.  7km easy but with 2 steep climbs.  Meet at Irving Station, 64 Champlain Street, Dieppe at 10:00 or Shediac Canadian Tire at 10:30.  Contact Phil at (902) 432-0050.

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