The Magic of Mactaquac Headpond

rotate1 - created in 1968 following flooding of the St. John River when the Mactaquac Dam was built to generate hydro-electricity

- subsequent Headpond area, which spans approximately 100 kilometres, is currently ranked #34 in all-time hot spots by Outdoor Canada (http://outdoorcanada.ca/hot-spots/mactaquac-headpond) for its abundance of bass and muskellunge (in fact, has even been called the bass capital of the Maritimes)

- many upriver buildings in the flood zone were relocated in advance, some to the Kings Landings Historical Settlement, which offers a realistic reenactment of life in the 1800s, including period costumes, horse-drawn wagons and authentic meals at the King’s Head Inn

- opened in 1970 just above the Dam, Mactaquac Provincial Park offers a large campground, marinas, beaches, walking/hiking trails and a championship 18-hole golf course, all less than 30 minutes from downtown Fredericton (http://tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Products/M/Mactaquac-Provincial-Park.aspx)