Grand Lake Meadows
 


 

 

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Grand Lake Meadows, courtesy of Richard Goodick
Grand Lake Meadows, courtesy of Richard Goodick
Grand Lake Meadows, courtesy of Keith McKenzie
Grand Lake Meadows, courtesy of Keith McKenzie
 
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The Grand Lake Meadows is located in south-central New Brunswick, Canada and forms the largest and one of the most significant fresh water ecosystems in Atlantic Canada. 
 
The Meadows is located approximately 100 km north of Saint John and 33 km southeast of Fredericton, New Brunswick. 
 
The area stretches 20 km from McGowan’s Corner to Jemseg, following the eastern shore of the St. John River and is bordered on the west by Grand Lake and Maquapit Lake. 
 
The Meadows is about 5 km wide at the north western end and narrows as it follows the irregular geography of the lakes and waterways to the east and south. 
 
The area encompasses over 5000 hectares (50 square km) of land, marsh and water – for comparison, about one quarter the size of Fundy National Park, Alma and Kouchibouguac National Park, Richibucto, New Brunswick. 
 
Almost 3000 hectares are protected under the New Brunswick Protected Natural Areas program and the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture program.