Don’t let its small town vibe fool you – there’s a lot to do in this provincial capital. With an excellent trail system throughout the city, it’s easy to see, eat and drink your way around. Whether you go on foot or bike, here’s a guide on how to experience the best of Fredericton.
Beer and Biking
63 Brunswick St.
Did you know that Fredericton has the highest concentration of breweries in Atlantic Canada? Second Nature Outdoors has a self-guided Gears & Beers bike tour that showcases the city’s growing microbrewery scene while marking local sights and attractions to stop by in between.
221 King St.
Cozy, modern and laid-back, Graystone Brewing has become a popular downtown hangout with over 20 craft beers on tap. Ask for a flight of the bartender’s pick or a glass of Patagonia Pale Ale, one of Graystone’s hand-crafted West Coast-style ales. Tip: Grab a can to-go and watch them seal it right in front of you.
912 Union St.
Cross over Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge and you’ll end up at The Picaroons Roundhouse. You can’t miss it, as the trail naturally curves its way down to the brewery and taproom. They have a wide selection of original tradi-tional British-style ales, including Irish Red and Best Bitters, as well as local beers and ciders on tap. Lively atmosphere with long communal tables inside and a great outdoor space (pet-friendly) overlooking the river with plenty of seating and food trucks. Picaroons is a place for everyone, beer drinker or not.
280 Main St.
Continue biking your way north and you’ll find Trailway Brewing Co. Launched in 2014, it has come a long way since co-owners Dan Mason and Jake Saunders homebrewed in Saunders’s basement. This 4,600-square-foot brew house, which has an attached tasting room, specializes in aromatic and flavourful American-style ales. Their original Beyond Reality is my favourite – a dry-hopped Raspberry Wheat, perfect after a long day of biking.