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Village of Hillsborough

Our quaint Village welcomes you to explore, eat, sleep, play & relax!

About

The Village of Hillsborough is located in southeastern New Brunswick, on the banks of the Petitcodiac River, approximately 30 kilometers south of the city of Moncton, close to Hopewell Rocks and Fundy National Park. We are situated on Route 114, which is a major tourist route to the Hopewell Rocks Park, Fundy National Park and the Fundy Scenic Drive.  We are proud to promote ourselves as the “Eastern Gateway to the Fundy Tidal Zone”.

Taking pride in our rural character, Hillsborough is a prime destination for the outdoor enthusiast.  Our marshes and wetlands offer excellent bird watching opportunities.  Trail systems throughout the wetlands and abandoned quarry properties provide residents and visitors a natural setting for a leisurely walk.  The young at heart can enjoy the challenge of a fast-paced mountain bike tour through diverse and picturesque trails.

Our Village is full of eastern hospitality and community pride. Hundreds of volunteers from the community make it possible to provide fire service, minor hockey and figure skating programs, annual festivals and celebrations and many other services that make the Village of Hillsborough one of the best communities to live in. Service clubs continue to volunteer their time to upgrade municipal facilities so that our residents have all the opportunities of the large urban areas.

There is much to do and see in Hillsborough—be sure to make this a long stop along your journey.

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Artisan Village

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View of the Artisan Village shops from Route 114.

The Village of Hillsborough is pleased to host an Artisan’s Village, located at 2861 Main Street, next to our Visitor Information Center. The Artisan Village features treasures, artwork and wares from local artisans and craftsmen. Look for our bright and colorful buildings when passing through the Village of Hillsborough – we have a lot to offer!

 

Council Members

Meet your Council!

Mayor Barry Snider – barry.snider@nbed.nb.ca

Deputy Mayor Jeff Jonah – jeffjonah@gmail.com

Councillor Kevin Berry – klberry11@hotmail.com

Councillor Jeff Land – jland7842@gmail.com

Councillor Mark Marcoux – mark.r.marcoux@gmail.com

 

Facebook

Keep up-to-date with activities and current events by visiting us on facebook today!
http://www.villageofhillsborough.ca/

Accommodations

Gray’s Landing Guest Suite

2787 Main Street

(506) 233-2272

http://www.grayslanding.ca

An East Coast Village Gift Shop & Guest Suite – One bedroom guest suite fully equipped artisan apartment. En route to the Bay of Fundy.


Victoriana Steeves Homestead Bed & Breakfast

57 Pleasant Street, Hillsborough

(506) 734-2156

http://www.victorianasteeveshomestead.com

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“Quiet place off main route.” -David J, Tripadvisor

“Perfect place to stay for Hopewell Rocks or Alma Trip!” -Wayne Elliott, Tripadvisor

“…Beautiful old homestead and run by a charming friendly lady who welcomed us and showed us to our huge, comfortable, Victorian style bedroom and bathroom…” -Harley CLarkey, Tripadvisor

Please consider exploring this charming beautiful bed and breakfast before moving on to your next Albert County Adventure!

 


 

A Gardener’s Room

Lovely suite with separate entrance close to Hopewell Rocks and Bay of Fundy. Includes large bedroom with queen bed, futon, sitting area and private modern bathroom. Access to screened porch with beautiful view of gardens. Healthy breakfast provided. To reserve this room, please visit: https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/6628029?guests=1&s=rd_SPfEv


For more accommodations in the Hillsborough area, please visit:

https://www.airbnb.ca/s/Hillsborough–Canada

Maritime Recipes


 

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Bay of Fundy Clam Chowder

  • 1 pint shucked clams
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • Milk or cream to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steam enough clams to make a pint after shucking. Save filtered broth, keeping clams aside. Add potatoes, garlic and onions to filtered clam broth. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender. In a separate saucepan, warm milk until bubbles form. Add milk to broth mixture. Flavor with salt and pepper.


blueberries

Blueberry Cake

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 4 cups blueberries

Beat together butter, sugar and eggs. Add milk and lemon extract. Sift together flour, soda and salt and gradually  add into wet ingredients. Once smooth, fold in blueberries and gently pour batter into a greased 9 inch pan.

Topping – 2 tbsp granulated sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon. Mix ingredients in a bowl and sprinkle on to batter in pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350F. Remove from oven and drizzle 1/2 melted butter and 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice on top of cake crumble.


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Donair Sauce

2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand)

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/2 tsp garlic power

Whisk ingredients together until smooth consistency. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Serve with your favorite ‘garlic finger’ recipe.


fiddlehead

Fiddlehead Soup

  • 1 pound fiddleheads, washed and trimmed
  • 1 potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp dried chervil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Cook fiddleheads and potatoes in 2 cups water until tender. Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan and whisk in flour. Slowly whisk in 2 cups milk and cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, whisking often.

Place cooked potatoes and fiddleheads in a blender with their cooking liquid and puree. Return to large saucepan, add thickened sauce, remaining milk, cream, salt and pepper and herbs, Reheat, being careful not to boil mixture. Stir with wooden spoon.


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Gramma’s Sugar Pie

  • Pastry for single-crust pie
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cup dark corn syrup or golden syrup
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • Whipped cream
  • Toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts)

Grease a 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom and coat with flour, tapping out excess flour. Roll the pastry into a circle until it reaches 1/8 inches thickness. Ease into the pan and press dough into the scalloped edges of the pan. Cut away overhanging dough. Prick the pastry on the bottom of the pan with a fork. Refrigerate.  In a bowl, beat eggs and egg yolks until slightly frothy. Add brown sugar, syrup, salt, vanilla and juice; stir until well mixed and smooth consistency. Melt butter in small saucepan and add butter to egg mixture.  Pour filling into prepared tart pan. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes or until crust is brown and filling has set. Cool tart for 1 hour on a rack, then refrigerate for minimum 3 hours before serving.  Serve with a heaping dollop of whipped cream and a few toasted nuts to balance the dish.


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Hodge Podge

  • 1 cup each fresh green beans, yellow beans – ends snapped
  • 1 cup chunked fresh carrots from the garden or baby carrots
  • 2 cups washed new potatoes (leave skins on)
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup of cereal cream (10%)
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken stock
  1. Cover beans and carrots with salted water in a pot, bring to a boil for 30 minutes. Add potatoes and cook for another 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in butter and cream.
  3. Wisk flour and 1/2 cup water or chicken stock. Pour over veggies.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes to thicken sauce.
  5. Remove from stovetop and serve hot!

Variations: Chunked turnip can be added when beans and carrots are added. Fresh peas can be added when potatoes are added. Traditional Nova Scotian Hodge Podge is made by adding crispy bits of bacon in the last 5 minutes of cooking.


lobster

Lobster Rolls

  • 3 cups cold cooked lobster meat, bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 finely cupped celery
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise (I prefer Miracle Whip)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 4 hotdog style buns, toasted
  • chopped chives to sprinkle on top

Combine lobster, celery, mayo in a small mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Place lettuce on rolls and fill with lobster mixture. Serve with oven baked French fries and coleslaw. A truly delicious maritime lunch!


Ginger Molasses Baked Beans

Mother’s Baked Beans

  • 1 pound New Brunswick soldier beans or navy beans
  • 1 bay leaf, 2 sprigs celery leaves, 2 sprigs fresh parsley, all wrapped together in cheesecloth
  • 1/2 pound salt pork
  • 1/2 cup fancy molasses
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine

Cover beans with cold water and soak overnight. In the morning, drain and add enough fresh water to cover generously, add cheesecloth bouquet. Cook over low heat until the skins break open, about 2 hours.

Drain beans, reserving the liquid. Cut the salt pork in to 1/4 inch slices. Place beans and pork slices in a crockpot. Mix the molasses, brown sugar, mustard, pepper and onion with 1 cup of the reserved bean liquid. Pour mixture over beans. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 10 hours. Add more bean liquid if desired.


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Rhubarb Jelly

  • 4 lbs rhubarb
  • 7 cups (It’s a lot, I know!) white granulated sugar
  • 2 3-ounce packages of liquid pectin
  • 2 drops red food coloring, optional

Prepare rhubarb in to small chunks, and blend in a food processor. Place rhubarb in a fine mesh sieve and press out as much liquid as possible. Measure out 3 1/2 cups of liquid (you may add rose wine or apple juice if you are short on liquid). Pour liquid into dutch oven or large heavy pot. Stir in sugar and bring to rolling boil, stirring constantly. Add coloring if desired. Skim the top. Pour quickly into hot preserving jars, leaving 1/4-inch space. Seal and process.

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Municipal Services

Street Lights
Village Staff make every effort to check for burnt-out street lights and report them to NB Power.  However, if you notice any that are out or flickering, please contact the Village Office and advise of the exact pole location.

Civic Numbers
The Village Office Staff is responsible to assign civic numbers to new homes being erected in Village limits.  These numbers must be assigned using 911 standards.  Once assigned, 911 is advised; they in turn enter in their system and notify Canada Post who assigns a postal code.  This process can take weeks – so if you require a civic number, please call the Village Office as soon as possible.  We need to know the lot location, PID #, location of the house on the lot and location of the driveway.

Building Permits
Building permits are required for any construction and renovations and are issued by the Southeast Regional Service Commission (506) 382-5386 . Applications are available at the Village Office or by visiting:

Southeast Regional Service Commission
1234 Main Street, 2nd Floor Suite 200, Moncton, NB E1C 1H7  http://www.nbse.ca/planning/

Dog Owners

Blair Cameron is the Dog Constable for the Village of Hillsborough.  Please note, Dog Tags  are available for purchase beginning January 1 to March 31. Dog tags MUST be purchased by March 31st each calendar year; failure to purchase tags by March 31 may result in issuing a fine for non-compliance. Dog tags can be purchased directly through Blair Cameron (506-734-2209) or the Village Office.  To purchase a dog tag, you MUST have proof of current rabies vaccination (proof is the paperwork from the administering Vet).

Dog Owners – please remember to pick up after your dogs when you are out walking on Village streets and trails, as per the Stoop & Scoop Bylaw.

Fire Services

The Village of Hillsborough is very proud of the volunteers who completely make up the 30 member department. The Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Department is very well equipped with four fire trucks (two tankers & two pumpers) and one rescue and equipment van, as well as  off-road rescue equipment. Other rescue equipment including portable pumps, air breathing apparatus, air bags and the jaws of life. Various members of the department have completed Firefighter level 1 and 2 courses offered by the International Fire Service Training Association.

The Volunteer Firefighters send copious amount of time and effort in promoting fire safety in the community. Each year during Fire Prevention Week in October, the members host an open house at the fire hall and host tours of the fire hall. The youth love the opportunity to explore the fire trucks and have their pictures taken wearing firefighting gear. If you are interested in joining the Volunteer Fire Department team, please contact Fire Chief Glen Northrup at 506-734-7005.

Hillsborough Drop-In

After school program for youth ages 10 & up. Summer programs, PD school days, etc. Look for us in our new location at 61 Academy Street.  For more information, contact Chelsey or Ashlei at 734-2606.

Police Services

Law enforcement in the Village of Hillsborough is contracted to the RCMP. Administration for the Hillsborough force is carried out in the Riverview Detachment. For non-emergency inquiries. to report an accident or crime, please call the Riverview Detachment at 387-2222. If your situation requires immediate attention, please call 911.

Medical Services

The Village of Hillsborough is fortunate to have the benefit of services of a full-time family physician located on Main Street, Hillsborough.

The Albert County Heath & Wellness Center is pleased to offer lab services in Hillsborough at 2908 Main Street. Lab services are offered Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am. Walk in services; must bring Medicare Card & lab requisition. Lab Specimen Drop Off offered Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am; must bring Medicare Card & lab requisition. For more information on this service please contact Phyllis Hudson at 882-3100.

Ambulance service for the Hillsborough and outlying areas is provided by Ambulance NB. To ensure quick response, the ambulance is stored at an office within the Village between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm; after that, coverage is provided by a roaming ambulance. The paramedics also provide coverage at local events upon request.

Waste Collection

Regular household waste must be separated into blue and green transparent bags. Household garbage is collected on Tuesday mornings and must be curbside by 6:00 am, but not prior to 7:00 pm on the preceding day. For more information on garbage separation, please visit: http://www.nbse.ca/media-solidwaste/sorting-guide/RecycleSENB-Guide-E.pdfw.nbse.ca/solidwaste/

The Village holds a special Spring and Fall large garbage collection. These are the only times that large garbage such as appliances and furniture items may be put out for pickup. The next Fall pickup date is scheduled for Monday October 3, 2016. Household Hazardous waste drop off for Fall 2016 to be announced.

Recycling Depot Hours – Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Saturday 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Library Services

The Hillsborough Public Library may be the smallest in the Province, but don’t let size deceive you. It is a beehive of activity. This small library services all of lower Albert County, and more books per capita pass through these doors than any other library in the Region. Children flock to the popular youth programs such as Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for the Literacy Express Program, Summer Reading Club, Craft night, etc. Area residents are able to browse for books, surf the web, access wifi and more. Walking into this library is like walking into your own kitchen – you’re instantly at home. It is a place where everyone knows your name…and more! Library Manager Barbara Alcorn loves to get books in the hands of readers; she is the secret to the success of the Hillsborough Public Library.

LIBRARY HOURS:

  • Sunday & Monday      CLOSED
  • Tuesday                         10 am – 12 noon & 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Wednesday                   10 am – 12 noon & 1pm – 5 pm
  • Thursday                       1 pm – 5 pm  & 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Friday                             10 am – 12 noon & 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Saturday                        10 am – 12 noon & 1 pm – 5 pm

https://www.facebook.com/hillsboroughpubliclibrary/?fref=ts

Community Schools

Hillsborough is home of the TIGERS! Caledonia Regional High School (caledonia.nbed.nb.ca) and Hillsborough Elementary School (hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca) are staffed by over 50 school staff and educate over 500 students.

To learn more or to get involved with the Hillsborough Elementary Home & School Association, please visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/305816972813017/

Visitor Information Center

The Visitor Information Center is open seasonally (shoulder season – part time, staffed by volunteers) for tourists. The VIC is located at 2861 Main Street next to the Artisan Village. (506) 734-2240

 

 

Keep up-to-date on activities and current events by visiting us on facebook today!

https://www.facebook.com/VillageOfHillsborough

Connecting Albert County is a great website that has local history, stories, employment opportunity listings, community events and even a community calendar! Visit their site to see their online newsletter:

http://www.connectingalbertcounty.org

Points of Interest

Atlantica Outdoor Recreation Center, 110 Steeves Street

https://www.facebook.com/groups/712923162087611/

(506) 734-1122


Gray Brook Marsh Wildlife Habitat & Walking Trails, Golf Club Road


Hank Braam Community Kiwanis Center, 47 Legion Street

https://www.facebook.com/Hillsborough-Kiwanis-Club-425903347459484/?fref=ts

(506) 734-2886


Hillsborough Arena, 31 Mill Street – Open October through March

(506) 734-3715


Hillsborough Golf Course, 443 Golf Club Road

http://www.hillsboroughgolfclub.com/

(506) 734-6000


Hillsborough Public Pool, 7 School Lane – Open Seasonally

(506) 734-3702


Hillsborough Public Library, 2849 Main Street, Unit 2

https://www.facebook.com/hillsboroughpubliclibrary/?fref=ts

(506) 734-3722


Hillsborough Visitor Information Center

(506) 734-3195


Hillsborough Wetland Park, 2861 Main Street


New Brunswick Railway Museum, 2847 Main Street

(506) 734-3195


VOODOO Aircraft-CF 101 Voodoo Fighter Jet

On Display at the Steeves Street Parking Lot


White Rock Recreational Area

Walking and Mountain Bike Trails. Located on the Golf Club Road, just before the Hillsborough Golf Club. Watch for the Mastodon sign!


William Henry Steeves House Museum, 40 Mill Street

https://www.facebook.com/SteevesHouseMuseum/?fref=ts

(506) 734-3102


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