Grand Lake Meadows
 


 

 

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St. John River near Grand Lake, courtesy of Brigitte Noel
St. John River near Grand Lake, courtesy of Brigitte Noel
Grand Lake Meadows, courtesy of David Hamilton
Grand Lake Meadows, courtesy of David Hamilton
Grand Lake Meadows, courtesy of Duncan Campbell
Grand Lake Meadows, courtesy of Duncan Campbell
Grand Lake in winter, courtesy of Keith McKenzie
Grand Lake in winter, courtesy of Keith McKenzie
Regional Highlights
 
The Grand Lake Meadows is an internationally recognized habitat of unusual biodiversity and is the largest fresh water wetland in Atlantic Canada.
 
Its boundaries are Grand Lake and Maquapit Lake on the northeast, and the St. John River on the southwest. Annual flooding inundates much of the Meadows in spring.
 
Several portions (almost 3000 hectares) of the Grand Lake Meadows are protected under the New Brunswick Protected Natural Areas program and the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture program.
 
The approximate location of the Grand Lake Meadows is 45 N latitude and 66 W longitude.
 
The climate is characterized by warm summers and mild snowy winters. This area has the longest growing season and the warmest summer temperatures in New Brunswick.
 
Total annual precipitation is roughly 1000 1400mm with 30% of precipitation falling as snow. The annual frost free period is 100 140 days, from early May to late October.
 
The temperature range is from 30C to -25C.