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2024 MOE Summer Camping Trip – Travel/Camping Information

July 20

The 2024 MOE camping trip is to be in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador with hiking scheduled from Sunday, July 21st to Saturday, July 27th.
Group camping is reserved at Berry Hill Campground that will accommodate 25 people.  The cost in 2023 was $6.50 per person per night.  Do not contact the Park if you plan to stay the Group Camping area, however, you must notify Phil Hardy (contact information below).  If you don’t plan to stay in the group camping you may book a motel or cabin in the community of Rocky Harbour (approx. 5km from the Campground).  These would have to be booked directly with the business.
The main thing that is different with this trip is the ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques, NL.  There are 2 crossings daily, one daytime and one overnight.  Please study the website carefully at  It is suggested to take the overnight trip to allow for driving in daytime.  Please book early, even if you are not certain you can go.  The ferry appears to be free cancellation if more than 48 hours prior to trip.
If ensure you email your name, email address, phone number, arrival and departure dates as well as where you will be staying ( group camping, rustic shelter, individual camping site or other accommodation) to Phil Hardy.
Gros Morne National Park –
Marine Atlantic –
Phil Hardy – Contact Information
e-mail –
phone – 1-902-432-0050


July 20

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New Date : July 27th Celebration of Life : Leslie Gillies (7/17/2024)

Hello MOE members ,

Les Spent most of his career working for Irving Oil as Senior Manager Since the early 1960s, Operating from offices in Moncton and Saint john while overseeing projects across the province. He was very dedicated to his work and had the respect of everyone he was associated with.

Please join us for a celebration for life of Les Gillies on July 27th from 14:00 – 16:00 PM at “Ferguson’s Funeral Home” . This will be an informal gathering where we can pay our respects, share stories, and remember Les with Laugher and fond memories.

Looking forward to seeing you there .

*Celebration of Life for Leslie Gillies* (7/11/2024)

Hello MOE members ,

Please join us for a celebration for life of Les Gillies on July 17th from 14:00 – 16:00 PM at “Ferguson’s Funeral Home” . This will be an informal gathering where we can pay our respects, share stories, and remember Les with Laugher and fond memories.

Looking forward to seeing you there .

July 13 – 14 MOE hikes (7/11/2024)

Saturday : Moosehorn/Laverty Falls Loop
Hike Moosehorn/Laverty Falls Loop.Amazing Places. 9km. Moderate. Plan to swim at Laverty Falls.  Meet at the Fox Field, 893 Hillsborough Road, Riverview for departure at 9:00AM or Fundy National Park Administration Centre at 10:00AM.  
Contact Brian Foster at (506) 377-8436.

Sunday : Crooked Creek Lookout
Hike from Riverside school to Crooked. Moderate, 7-8km. Meet at Fox Field, 893 Hillsborough Road, Riverview at 10:00 am or Riverside school at 10:45 am. Contact Brian at 506-377-8436.

If you have any Questions on any of the hikes , please contact us us at

Cycling Updates (7/11/2024)

July 11th- The bide ride today is cancelled due to weather.
July 18th- Gale will lead a ride.
July 25th- Mhamed will lead a Centenial park and North trail ride.
August 1st- Calvin will lead a ride in Shediac.

Fall 2024 Véloroute Acadian Peninsula Biking Trip (7/9/2024)

Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th

Come cycling with us to explore the vibrant fall colors of the Acadian Peninsula, a cycling paradise with its famous Véloroute. This legendary network boasts over 600 kilometers of meticulously maintained trails. From Grande-Anse to Néguac, Tracadie to Miscou, crisscross the charming Acadian Peninsula along well-equipped paths. Enjoy sea views between Caraquet and the historic Acadian village of Bertrand, embark on an epic adventure to the Miscou lighthouse, or challenge yourself with a long-distance ride.

Saturday, September 28th – CHECK in at 9:45 am and DEPART at 10:00 am

Route: Begin and finish on the boardwalk in Shippigan. Cover parts of Circuit 2, Circuit 3, and Circuit 4 (~66 km of both paved paths and road cycling). Option to add Circuit 1 on the way back – group decision.

Notable Attractions:

  • Crossing a lifting bridge
  • Ste-Cécile Church with its flamboyant decorations
  • Acadian Peninsula Ecological Park
  • Miscou Bridge (one of the rare slopes of the Véloroute)
  • Walk on the path in the peat bogs
  • Miscou Lighthouse, the end of the world

Sunday, September 29th – CHECK in at 10:15 am. DEPART at 10:30 am

Route: Tracadie region, covering Circuit 12 + 12B + 12C (~50 km of paved path)

Notable Attractions:

  • Visit the replica of the Grand-Pré chapel
  • Walk on the heritage trail
  • Detour to the canal at Pointe-à-Bouleau
  • Detour (12B) towards Pont Gravé
  • Admire the Grande Tracadie River


Bike Rentals:

  • Deux Rivières Resort
  • Welcome Centre in Caraquet

Useful Apps:

  • TrailForks and Ondago are great for navigating the area

Véloroute Acadian Peninsula Website

Organizer – Jennifer Prinz

Questions – please contact Jennifer at

Communication Channels for Hike Leaders or Hike Planners (7/8/2024)

Dear Hike Leaders/Planners ,
I wanted to remind everyone of the importance of communication in the event of any updates to hike plans due to weather or bad trail conditions.
Please note the following communication channels:

If there are any changes to hike plans, please send an email via the MOE website.
Alternatively, you can reach out to me directly at or by phone at 506 323 0123 – Gopi.

we also expect to have a decision made as to NO GO or GO by 8:00 AM on hike day (weather permitting )

Furthermore, please be aware that we also update our hikers via email and Facebook, so it is essential to stay connected through these platforms for any announcements or changes.

Saturday bike ride in Tatamagouche (7/6/2024)

The Saturday bike ride in Tatamagouche is cancelled due to rain. Supper at Big Al’s Family Restaurant & Lounge, 9 Station Road , is still a go at 6:30pm tonight (Saturday). The Sunday ride is scheduled to go at 10:30am. , leaving from the Balmoral hotel.

(CANCELLED) Saturday, July 6 2024 – Peace Trail – Nature Conservancy of Canada – Pugwash Estuary (7/6/2024)

Today’s hike is cancelled due to the ongoing heavy rain in the Pugwash area. Get out when it’s dry and make this a great day where you are.

(Tentative) Saturday, July 6 2024 – Peace Trail – Nature Conservancy of Canada – Pugwash Estuary (7/5/2024)

Weather is showing increasing probability of heavy rain during the period we will be hiking in Pugwash. Look for an update at 8:00AM on Saturday for a Go/No Go.

Hike the Pugwash Estuary Trail (3 km – easy) and Peace Trail (8 km – moderate) in the Pugwash Estuary.

Meet at Irving, 64 Champlain St., Dieppe at 9:00AM, Amherst Mall (142 Albion St.) at 9:45AM. or Peace Trail trailhead (5683 Thomson Rd, Pugwash) at 10:30AM.   Contact Patti MacPherson at (709) 746-7892 or Kevin Dunphy at (506) 871-4457.

All things Bicycle (7/3/2024)

Thursday July 4th: Social Bike Ride, Meet at La Bikery (120 Assomption) at 6:30pm.

Tatamagouche, July 6, 7, 8
Saturday July 6th we will meet at The Balmoral Hotel (131 Main St, Tatamagouche) at 10:30am. The Saturday ride is 48km.

Start times for the Sunday, and Monday rides will be announced on the weekend. Start location will be The Balmoral Hotel.

Contact: Phone/Text Julian at 506-830-6463.